This book shows students how to find, evaluate, organize and use evidence on key topics, such as the origins of the Industrial Revolution, the importance of steam power and Robert Fulton's first successful steamboat voyage, conditions in urban New York, and the growth of the railroads. There are extensive references to types of sources, including eyewitness accounts, literature, and photographs, and a range of examples and graphic organizers, including timelines.
Neil Morris is an experienced writer on children's topics. He has been a contributor to dictionaries and encyclopedias. His recent work includes 'What Has Space Exploration Done for Us?', a guide to researching the Industrial Revolution, and a review of the impact of environmentalism on the landscape.