Events that Changed the World in the Nineteenth Century

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - 217 páginas


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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The Napoleonic Era 17991815
The Latin American Wars of Independence 18081826
11
The Congress of Vienna and the Age of Metternich 18151848
29
The Reform Bill of 1832
49
The Revolutions of 1848
67
The Emancipation of the Russian Serfs 1861
85
The Meiji Restoration 1868
105
The Unification of Germany 1871
125
Imperialism 18701900
163
Glossary
183
Timeline
189
Population of Selected Countries in Millions
195
Countries Colonized During the Imperial Scramble 18701914
197
Index
199
About the Editors and Contributors
207
Página de créditos

Marxism and the Rise of Socialism 18481883
143

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Sobre el autor (1996)

FRANK W. THACKERAY is co-editor of the Greenwood Press Events that Changed the World series, which includes Events that Changed The World In the Twentieth Century (Greenwood, 1995), and the Greenwood Press Events that Changed America series, which includes Events that Changed America in the Twentieth Century (Greenwood, 1996). He is co-editor of Statesmen Who Changed the World: A Bio-Bibliographical Dictionary of Diplomacy (Greenwood, 1993), and author of Antecedents of Revolution: Alexander I and The Polish Congress Kingdom, 1815-1825 (1980). He is also series co-editor of the Greenwood Press Histories of the Modern Nations. He is Professor of History at Indiana University Southeast. He received a Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant to Poland and has written extensively about Russo-Polish relations in the 19th and 20th centuries.

JOHN E. FINDLING is co-editor of the Greenwood Press Events that Changed the World series, which includes Events that Changed the World in the Twentieth Century (Greenwood, 1995), and the Greenwood Press Events that Changed America series, which includes Events that Changed America in the Twentieth Century (Greenwood, 1996). He is the author of Dictionary of American Diplomatic History (Greenwood Press, rev. ed., 1989), and Close Neighbors, Distant Friends: U.S.-Central American Relations (1987). He is the editor of Historical Dictionary of World's Fairs and Expositions (Greenwood,1990) and co-editor ofIStatesmen Who Changed the World: A Bio-Bibliographical Dictionary of Diplomacy (Greenwood, 1993). He is also series co-editor of the Greenwood Press Histories of the Modern Nations. He is Professor of History at Indiana University Southeast.

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