1840-1860: The Nineteenth Century
Jodie L. Zdrok
Greenhaven Press, Jul 1, 2004 - History - 175 pages
From the Opium War to Darwin's "Theory of Evolution," the middle decades of the nineteenth century are characterized by the forging of new frontiers in everything from politics to culture. This title encompasses the political actions, military conflicts, social movements, and scientific and cultural innovations of this period. Both primary and secondary sources provide a prism through which to glimpse these "Events That Changed the World."
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