The Second Industrial Revolution, also known as the “Technological Revolution,” was a phase of rapid industrialization in the final third of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. The First Industrial Revolution, which ended in the early-mid 1800s, was punctuated by a slowdown in macroinventions before the Second.
Robber Barrons or Captains of Industry? Freedom of the Individual vs Health Safety and Welfare of the People RA: America: A Narrative History Ch. 20,21,22,24 Key Discussion Topics: robber barrons, captains of industry, labor unions, Pendleton Act, Haymarket Square, William Jennings Bryan, Populist Party, the Grange, gold standard vs. silver.