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This guide includes resources for U.S. inventions and inventors from 1850 - 1899.
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American Decades 1900-1999: Primary Documents - Cynthia Rose (Editor)
ISBN: 9780787665876
Publication Date: 2003-12-05
Search for the impact and significance of inventions.

Library of Congress: American Memory
Numerous documents and photos of inventors and their inventions.

Reliable Websites

Find additional information by searching for .org or .edu sites on specific inventions.


U.S. History: Industrialization

You may choose one invention from the list provided by your teacher. Use the following sources below to find information on the background of U.S. inventions during the latter part of the 1800s and their impact on economic and political policies.


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Find additional eBooks in the library's online catalog. Book records include direct links to the eBooks.

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Historical Encyclopedia of American Business - Richard L. Wilson
ISBN: 9781587655180
Publication Date: 2009-04-01
Includes an article on inventions and their impact on the economy and society.

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Inventors and Inventions - Alvin K. Benson
ISBN: 9781587655227
Publication Date: 2009-11-01

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Inventions and Inventors - Roger Smith (Editor)
ISBN: 9781587650161
Publication Date: 2001-11-01


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