The French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and the American Revolution

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There is no Revolution without a Dance Before it

A little essay about the reasons and the outcomes of
The American Revolution, the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution.

Jakob Tegnér
History A
20/03/06
Katharina Brummer Björk
Source Criticism
In order to achieve this essay I found help in three different books. The first book, "A History of World Societies" by the authors McKay, Hill and Buckler, was my primary source. It is a history book of 1800 pages which thoroughly explain the basis of almost all societies. I believe that it is commonly used at universities to teach history. They only thing that I could be skeptic about is that its copyright 1992, which may seem out of date. But in consideration to the task, I see this as a minimal problem. The second book I received great information from was the classical National Encyclopedia. I feel that this is a reliable source to seek information from. I believe that this encyclopedia was also dated at 1992, but like I said before, I reckon that information from 92 is just as valuable as information from recent times when speaking of these great revolutions. The third source I used was "The World's History" by Howard Spodek. This is a source I only used for gathering information for myself to get a clearer picture of the revolutions. I did not cite anything from "The World's History" in my essay although it has helped me but a lot of puzzle pieces together in my head. I used one Swedish source in this essay although I did not cite from it. It was "Vår Världs Historia" by Åke Holmberg. This book gave me some ideas to what the revolution did for the worlds history and it was a nice contrast to all the oversized books in English.

Introduction
The definition of a Revolution according to the National Encyclopedia is a fundamental change, often over a short period of time. Politically the word was first used during the Glorious Revolution of England in 1688. However, there are three other major revolutions



Cited: McKay, Hill, Buckler, A History of World Societies. : , 1992 National Encyclopedia: 1994 Spodek, Howard. The World 's History. 3rd ed. : Houghton Mifflin, 2001. Åke Holmberg, Åke. Vår Världs Historia. : , 1987.

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