Chapter Eleven: The Age of the Entrepreneur
Before the Age of the Robber Barons was the Age of the Entrepreneur, a kind of democratization of opportunity in the first glimmers of the coming Industrial Revolution. Learn what was happening in the wide open spaces of the West, what was being invented and refined in the primitive shops of humble American artisans, and where the tides of immigrant workers were coming from who would provide the labor and run the new machines. Discover how Americans cobbled together their own unique manufacturing, transportation, and communications revolutions by building and refining water wheels, paved roads, canal boats and canal locks, steam generators, steam trains, and the telegraph. Hear how all this changed public education, the work experience, the economy, and even the nature of the American family and life on the family farm. This file is 51 min. in length and 47 MB in size. You may download it twice. Give it plenty of time to do so.