Voices of the European Industrial Revolution

Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

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September 2018


Pages 252
Volumes 1
Size 8 1/2x11
Topics World History/General
  World History/Science and Technology
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Series Description

Voices of an Era

What was life really like for ordinary people in other cultures throughout history? How did the the Ancient Greeks raise their children? What did people in the Elizabethan Era of Shakespeare’s England do for fun besides go to plays? To find out, this award-winning series lets them tell us themselves.

The Voices of an Era series utilizes primary document excerpts, with introductory and follow-up material, to illuminate the character and social history of particular historical periods.

From sexual mores in ancient Egypt to resistance music in modern Latin America, from the fashion sense of the Mongols to the importance of film in modern India, the world comes alive in the award-winning Voices of an Era.

Each volume focuses on a specific historical era, offering a window into those times by bringing together a fascinating collection of primary documents, organized by cultural and social topics (art, food, religion, family life, recreation, etc.). Introductions, critical thinking questions, and other supporting material help teachers use these documents to bring true, effective inquiry-based learning to their classrooms.


  • Gathers for each volume, dozens of extraordinary, revelatory documents that bring a particular era of history to life
  • Provides the evaluation tools needed to help students and other readers understand the meaning and importance of each document
  • Supports the current movement toward document-based teaching of history while satisfying national and local standards


  • Each of volume of Voices of an Era features
  • 40-50 primary sources
  • A chronology of the period cover in that volume
  • Selected bibliography of print and nonprint sources (including Web sites, DVDs, CD ROMs, videos, films, etc.) suitable for student research
  • A glossary of terms found in the introductory and followup material
  • 15-30 sidebars per vol. Include "Did you Know"-type information, explanations of key concepts, etc.
  • 40-50 Definition Fact Boxes per vol. Include definitions of unfamiliar terms from the text of the documents themselves.

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