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 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.