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Industrial Revolution

The major inventions of the Industrial Revolution - American - British and European - the Industrial Revolution defined was the widespread replacement of manual labor by new inventions or machinery.

Pictures From The Industrial Revolution
Photos and pictures of the Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution - Timeline of the Textile Industry
Several developments in textile machinery occurred in a relatively short history period during the industrial revolution. Information on the flying shuttle, spinning jenny, water frame, spinning mule, power loom and the cotton gin. Inventors: John Kay, James Hargreaves, Richard Arkwright, Samuel Crompton, Edmund Cartwright and Eli Whitney.

Samuel Slater & Mills
Samuel Slater has been called both the Father of American Industry and the Founder of the American Industrial Revolution.

The Textile Revolution
Great Britain was determined to keep to herself the trade secrets of the textile industry. Learn how the United States had its own textile revolution.

History of the Machine Shop
The invention of machine shops meant the increased production of tools that could mass-produce other products.

Francis Cabot Lowell & the Power Loom
Early history of the textile industry in America and Francis Cabot Lowell's contributions.

Changes in Agricultural Methods
The agricultural revolution was a period of agricultural development between the 18th century and the end of the 19th century, which saw a massive and rapid increase in agricultural productivity and vast improvements in farm technology.

The Growth of Communication
During the nineteenth century a series of technological innovations dramatically reshaped the way people communicated at a global level.

Newspaper & Printing Methods
The invention of the telegraph created changes for newspapers and newspaper technology.

The history of communication and the birth of the telegraph.

The Sewing Machine
The history of sewing machines and the birth of the clothing industry.

The History of Technology
"An outstanding feature of the Industrial Revolution has been the advance in power technology."

18th Century Timeline
History timeline of inventions from the 1700s.

19th Century Timeline
History timeline of inventions from the 1800s.

Steam Engines
Thomas Newcomen invented the atmospheric steam engine in 1712. James Watt improved improved the steam engine in 1769. History and information on the other inventors involved with steam engines

Robert Fulton invented the first successful steamboat on August 7, 1807.

Henry Bessemer - The Steel Man
Biographies of Henry Bessemer and historical information related to the inventing of steel.

Samuel Slater - Father of the American Industrial Revolution
Learn about Samuel Slater who built the first successful textile mill in Pawtucket Rhode Island in 1793. Samuel Slater helped to ro reinvent spinning technology in early America.

The History of Mills
Information on the history and workings of paper mills and others.

The Industrial Revolution
As well as a revolution in industry, this period saw many changes and improvements in agricultural practice.

The Industrial Revolution Timeline
A simple timeline of events and innovations occurring between 1700 and 1900.

Industrialization - The Revolution In Making Cloth
The role of the industrialization of cloth making.

The Iron Revolution - Abraham Darby
Englishmen, Abraham Darby invented coke smelting and advanced the mass production of brass and iron goods.

Oliver Evans
Millwright and inventor, Oliver Evans pioneered the high pressure steam engine.

The Story of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin and his times from his early childhood to his life as a statesmen.

Steam Engines
Steam engines were the first source of mechanical power invented by mankind and led the way for the industrial revolution. Learn how steam engines work, their history, and their future.

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