04.553 Lowell and Industrial Revolution

Lowell and Industrial Revolution

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2569
Status Active

Participants in this National Endowment for the Humanities-sponsored Landmarks Workshop, offered through the Tsongas Industrial History Center, examine the causes and consequences of America's Industrial Revolution, using Lowell as a case study. The course covers the nineteenth-century shift from an agrarian to an industrial society, with a focus on water-powered factory systems, textile production and corporations, the issue of slavery in a cotton textile city, labor and women's history, environmental impacts, immigration, globalization, and literary responses. Limited to NEH participants only.