Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology [3 volumes]

Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology [3 volumes]

Author: Rosanne Welch

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690942

Category: History

Page: 1082

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From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fascinating history of technology and innovations in the United States from the earliest colonization by Europeans to the present. • Encourages readers to consider the tremendous potential impact of advances in science and technology and the ramifications of important inventions on the global market, human society, and even the planet as a whole • Supports eras addressed in the National Standards for American history as well as curricular units on inventions, discoveries, and technological advances • Includes primary documents, a chronology, and section openers that help readers contextualize the content

The Antebellum Period

The Antebellum Period

Author: James M. Volo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313325189

Category: History

Page: 401

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Examines American cultural life and its influences during the period of 1820 to 1860, covering such topics as food, recreation, fashion, music, art, literature, travel, and the world of youth.

Building the Erie Canal

Building the Erie Canal

Author: Rebecca Stefoff

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502629609

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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The Erie Canal was mocked as a big ditch when it was started, but by the time it was completed in 1825 it was called an engineering marvel. Readers learn how engineers overcame a rise in elevation of 568 feet between the Hudson River and Lake Erie with locks and aqueducts to create a waterway that changed America.

Access to History: Britain 1750-1900

Access to History: Britain 1750-1900

Author: Walter Robson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198335431

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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This accessible series for Key Stage 3 is directed at lower-attaining pupils and covers all core study units. Each book provides simple, uncluttered text, clear illustrations, and uncomplicated resources to interest and motivate students.