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Nation of Nations A Concise Narrative of the American Republic Book Cover Image
Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic, 3/e
James West Davidson, Historian
William E. Gienapp, Harvard University
Christine Leigh Heyrman, University of Delaware
Mark H. Lytle, Bard College
Michael B. Stoff, University of Texas, Austin

The New Industrial Order (1870-1900)

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Describe the development of industrial systems, including their constituent parts.

Explain how railroads became America's first big business.

Explain why and how huge corporations developed in this era.

Discuss the defenses and criticisms of big business. How did big business impact the environment?

Describe the new situations faced by industrial workers and their responses to industrialization.