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American Industrial Revolution
A look at the significance of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the American Industrial Revolution.
# 120691 | 1,500 words | 21 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (U.S. Before 1865)

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This paper explains why Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania played a major role in the American Industrial Revolution in the early 19th Century. The paper cites the city's strategic geographic position, its natural channels for transportation, its labor force and raw materials as factors.

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"Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania played a pivotal role in the American Industrial Revolution at the beginning of the century. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art describes Pittsburgh as a major 'hub' of the Industrial Revolution with its plentiful raw materials, natural channels for transportation, and its abundance of laborers. Pittsburgh was central not only for its rich natural resources, but also for its strategic geographic position and its advantage as the site of inventions that were key to the Industrial Revolution-particularly the steamboat invented by Robert..."

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