The Industrial Revolution took place over more than a century. Production of goods moved from home businesses, where products were generally crafted by hand, to machine-aided production in factories. This revolution, which involved major changes in transportation, manufacturing, and communications, transformed the daily lives of Americans. Today, parks like Blackstone River Valley and Lowell offer visitors insights into American industrialism and how we benefit from such advancements today.
Last updated: February 5, 2019