Events That Changed the World in the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1

Events That Changed the World in the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1

by John E. Findling
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313290768

ISBN-13: 9780313290763

Pub. Date: 08/30/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The revolutions around the globe in the 19th century have had an enormous impact on the course of history. To help students better understand the major developments in the tumultuous 19th century and their impact on the 20th century, this unique resource offers detailed description and expert analysis of the 19th century's most important events: The Napoleonic

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The revolutions around the globe in the 19th century have had an enormous impact on the course of history. To help students better understand the major developments in the tumultuous 19th century and their impact on the 20th century, this unique resource offers detailed description and expert analysis of the 19th century's most important events: The Napoleonic Era, the Congress of Vienna and the Age of Metternich, the Latin American Wars of Independence, the Reform Bill of 1832, the Revolutions of 1848, the Emancipation of the Russian Serfs, the Meiji Restoration, the Unification of Germany, Marxism and the Rise of Socialism, and Imperialism. Each of the ten events is dealt with in a separate chapter. Designed for students, the unique format features an introductory essay that presents the facts, followed by an interpretive essay that places the event in a broader context and promotes student analysis.

The introductory essay provides factual material about the event in a clear, concise, chronological manner that makes complex history understandable. The interpretive essay, written by a recognized authority in the field in a style designed to appeal to a general readership, explores the short-term and far-reaching ramifications of the event. An annotated bibliography identifies the most important and recent scholarship about each event. A full-page photo of each event complements the narrative. This volume contains four useful appendices: a glossary of names, events, and terms; a timeline of important events in 19th-century world history; the comparative population of selected countries in the 19th century; and countries colonized during the Imperial Scramble of 1870-1914. This work is an ideal addition to the high school, community college, and undergraduate reference shelf, as well as excellent for supplementary reading in social studies and world history courses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313290763
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/1996
Series:
Greenwood Press "Events That Changed the World" Series
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Preface

The Napoleonic Era, 1799-1815

Introduction: Interpretive Essay by M. B. Biskupski

The Congress of Vienna and the Age of Metternich, 1815-1848

Introduction: Interpretive Essay by Robert D. Billinger, Jr.

The Latin American Wars of Independence

Introduction: Interpretive Essay by J. Burton Kirkwood

The Reform Bill of 1832

Introduction: Interpretive Essay by Daniel W. Hollis, III

The Revolutions of 1848

Introduction: Interpretive Essay by Paul Lensink

The Emancipation of the Russian Serfs, 1861

Introduction: Interpretive Essay by Bruce F. Adams

The Meiji Restoration, 1868

Introduction: Interpretive Essay by George M. Wilson

The Unification of Germany, 1871

Introduction: Interpretive Essay by Eleanor L. Turk

Marxism and the Rise of Socialism 1848-1883

Introduction: Interpretive Essay by John K. Cox

Imperialism, 1870-1900

Introduction: Interpretive Essay by T. K. Welliver

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: Timeline

Appendix C: Population of Selected Countries

Appendix D: Countries Colonized during the "Imperial Scramble" (1870-1914)

Index

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