The Age of Progress

The Age of Progress

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(18711929) The Age of Progress covers the latter decades of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th. Building on the advances of the industrial revolution, this qpost-revolutionaryq period is similarly defined by remarkable technological and industrial innovation. An era of firstssteel bridges, sewing machines, bicycles, typewriters, radios, automobiles, airplanes, electric light bulbs, the telephone, photography, and the first motion picturethe Age of Progress gave birth to unprecedented modes of productivity, transportation, and communication. Thomas Alva Edison, Wilbur and Orville Wright, and Charles Darwin are among the historic figures discussed. Special emphasis is given to the sociology of industrial advancementmost notably the development of leisure. Challenging map exercises and provocative review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. Tests and answer keys included.Page 2 Forda#39;s contributions were primarily (1) the development of mass production in automobile production, which led to (2) automobile ... Rudolf Diesel - In 1892, patented an oil-burning engine ... ports 4) Going to war 5) Negotiated treaties Page 13 Map exercise. Answers will vary dramatically. Page 14 PartI. 1.D 2.L 3anbsp;...

Title:The Age of Progress
Author: Tim McNeese
Publisher:Lorenz Educational Press - 2000-09-01

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