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The 1800s

Author: James Miller
Publisher: San Diego : Greenhaven Press, ©2001.
Series: Headlines in history (San Diego, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Explores the impact of America's Revolutionary War on France and Latin America, the Civil War, industrialization and modernization, and the rise of Europe and the United States as major powers during the nineteenth century.
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Genre/Form: History
Paperback
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Miller
ISBN: 0737705442 9780737705447 0737705434 9780737705430
OCLC Number: 45052705
Description: 384 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 --
Thomas Jefferson assumes the American presidency, 1801 --
Inside Napoleon's empire --
Latin America wins an ambiguous independence --
Reconciling individualism and community in the New American republic --
Louisiana purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition --
Chapter 2 --
Early factories improved workers' lives --
Struggle for political reform in Great Britain --
Emergence of a working class --
Communist manifesto --
Great exhibition --
Chapter 3 --
Bristish abolitionists attack slavery --
Russian serfdom and American slavery compared --
Missouri compromise of 1820 --
Abraham Lincoln and the emancipation proclamation --
Emancipation proclamation is a significant achievement --
Significance of America's civil war and the abolition of slavery --
Chapter 4 --
Reception of evolution --
Emergence of the student movement in Russia --
Irish potato famine brings national tragedy --
Reform acts expand democracy in Britain --
Queen Victoria: Stability within an era of change --
First women's rights convention --
Declaration of sentiments: Landmark of women's rights --
Chapter 5 --
Great Britain forces opium on China --
Roots of the sepoy munity in british India --
Taiping rebellion in China --
Reign of terror in the congo free state --
Successful westernization: Japan in 1900 --
United States must go to war with Mexico to defend itself --
Tactics and impact of India removal and reclocation --
Spanish-American war --
Chapter 6 --
Death of God --
Impressionism --
Gay nineties dance hall music --
Psychoanalysis and the oedipus complex --
Chapter 7 --
Louis Pasteur: Scientist of the wonderful century --
Electrifying the industrial age --
Marie Curie and the discovery of radium --
Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone.
Series Title: Headlines in history (San Diego, Calif.)
Responsibility: James Miller, book editor.

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Explores the impact of America's Revolutionary War on France and Latin America, the Civil War, industrialization and modernization, and the rise of Europe and the United States as major powers during the nineteenth century.

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