This Fordham University site offers a primary source from a British Captain stating the argument for British imperialism of East Africa.
Facts about the percentage of children in the mills and their pay. Discussion of why child labor was accepted. Links to other sites and to information on Samuel Slater.
U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory courses. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience). U.S. History covers key forces that form the American experience, with particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender.Senior Contributing AuthorsP. Scott Corbett, Ventura CollegeVolker Janssen, California State University, FullertonJohn M. Lund, Keene State CollegeTodd Pfannestiel, Clarion UniversityPaul Vickery, Oral Roberts UniversitySylvie Waskiewicz
Early Industrialization in the Northeast
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Two primary source readings on the effects of the Industrial Revolution on families in England and Germany plus some good background information on the Industrial Revolution itself.