The Effects of the American Industrial Revolution Described in "A People’s History of the United States", "America: A Narrative History" and "A Histor

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The mid 19th century is one of the major turnaround in the history of the United States. That is the time when America became an Industrial giant and emerged as one of the powerful countries in the world. Industrial revolution changed the people’s way of living in the whole world especially the United States from hand and home productivity to machine and factory. America rose from rural and agricultural country to an urban-industrial that introduces new technologies. United States has been through a lot of ups and down in spite of its emergence and three books tells the story of the Industrial America in three different perspectives. Each of these perspectives creates the whole idea of what Industrial Revolution is all about.
The first
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He showed the reality of America straight to the point, though probably too extreme since his book is kind of focusing on giving the idea of conflict in just about everything. He is trying to express the reality of the things that really happened which are not being talked about in traditional history books, simply because of the fact that people especially children does not want to hear any negativity about America.

The second book is entitled America: A Narrative History by George Brown Tindall and David E. Shi. Their view on Industrial Revolution is definitely lighter than Zinn’s as they tend to write almost all the positive aspects like regular history books. They describe Industrial Revolution as the turning point in the history of United States as they say “America emerged as an industrial and agricultural giant in the late 19th century” (743). They focus on how the Americans became a successful country and uses all the conflict that occur during that time as an implement that makes United States as it is today. Like for example:
“A growing number of wage laborers after Civil War were children…Parents desperate for income believed they had no choice but to put their children to work”(761).
The authors make the whole idea of child labor really diplomatic. They make it sound like fairy tale were children were only forced to work because they are going to starve to death if they do not help their parents.

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