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Woman in the Nineteenth Century, by Margaret Fuller - Woman in the Nineteenth Century, by Margaret Fuller In her essay, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, Margaret Fuller discusses the state of marriage in America during the 1800‘s. She is a victim of her own knowledge, and is literally considered ugly because of her wisdom. She feels that if certain stereotypes can be broken down, women can have the respect of men intellectually, physically, and emotionally. She explains why some of the inequalities exist in marriages around her. Fuller feels that once women are accepted as equals, men and women will be able achieve a true love not yet known to the people of the world....   [tags: Woman in the Nineteenth Century Margaret Fuller] 1136 words
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Hope in The Nineteenth Century in Europe - ... I believe here in the Caribbean there had the chance to be a time of hope due to the slave revolt that was successful but the European countries took action to dismiss that hope. This also happened in other parts of the world such as India. In India or the subcontinent of India during the Nineteenth Century the East India Company had control over the subcontinent. Although a sliver of hope came over the people of India as they attempted to revolt and over throw the East India Company but it failed....   [tags: democracy, revolutions, governments] 1605 words
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The American Dream in the Nineteenth Century - In the late nineteenth century, an increasingly flow of immigrants from many parts of the world made their way to America searching for a dream that gave birth to term “American Dream” still alive today. Driven by economic and financial hardships, persecutions, and great social and political turmoil of the nineteenth century, millions of people and families left their homelands and embarked on the difficult journey to the United States of America. Immigrants came to America from their homeland for many different reasons that were shared equally among men and women of the time....   [tags: Through Women's Eyes Since 1865]
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American Women in the Nineteenth Century - Contrary to popular belief, ideas on femininity in the eighteenth century were not so much restrictive as in the nineteenth, at least not where sex was concerned. Catherine Clinton, a professor of American history, elaborates in her book, The Other Civil War: American Women in the Nineteenth Century, that it was even accepted for women to have a high sex drive. Clinton also reveals that it was not uncommon to see a pregnant bride (147). At the turn of the century, however, those free ideals morphed into strict guidelines....   [tags: women's role, sex drive, femininity]
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Confined Women of the Nineteenth Century - In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth, both authors provide evidence for readers to conceptualize the stories through the critical lens of feminism. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a story about the unnamed narrator who is taken to an ancestral home by her husband John to be treated for her nervous depression. Meanwhile, she develops a strong dislike for the yellow wallpaper in the bedroom that the narrator is restricted to. The narrator ultimately becomes hopelessly insane in hopes of relieving the women trapped by the wallpaper....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper, They House of Mirth]
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Women's Rights in the Nineteenth Century - In the Nineteenth Century, women were not given the rights that they are able to experience today, one woman in particular was said to, “possess more influence upon the thought of American women than any woman previous to her time” (Norton Anthology 740). Margaret Fuller was an accomplished writer of many essays and also the author of a book that talked about women’s rights before the time of women’s suffrage movements. During a time when women were not supposed to have the education that men were, Fuller was taught by her father many different languages and carried a great understanding of that a student from a university would have....   [tags: history of feminism, gender inequality]
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Opera in the Nineteenth Century - How would feel if you were in the La Scala opera house, listening to a Vincenzo Bellini operas. Would it be warm felt or just would be nice to be there. To know that there is people out there that can sing with the power and flexibility that they can do. Vincenzo Bellini is one of the many opera composers that the nineteenth century had to offer (The National Opera Center America). Bellini like many of the composers in this time was born in Italy. During the nineteenth century, opera stories most of the time was had a theme of passion and romance....   [tags: Romantic era of music]
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Women in the Nineteenth Century - No matter what time period women are in they do not have as much freedom as men do and they aren’t treated equally. Back in the late nineteenth century women didn’t have as much freedom as they do now days. This is seen through “Neighbour Rosicky” and “The Yellow Wall-Paper”. However in “A Sweat-Shop Romance” and “Daisy Miller” we see some change in what women can and can’t do and how they are seen outside of home. Throughout this essay the social roles, roles in families and economic status’s of women will be described....   [tags: Neighbor Rosicky, The Yellow Wallpaper] 711 words
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Republicanism in The Nineteenth Century - The definition of republicanism is “a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.” Republicanism is also the belief that the government will stand and continue to prosper. When one talks about Republicanism during the latter part of the nineteenth century great historical individuals such as Tomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, George Washington and all of the founding fathers who helped set up the republic of the United States come to mind....   [tags: Definition, History, Use] 1334 words
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Nineteenth Century Egypt - ... They were not welcomed as liberators, and there was no chance of weakening British rule in India. Britain defeated France near Alexandria, and with the help of the Ottoman force, the French were completely removed from Egypt in 1801. The Mamluks were responsible for some of the social and economic changes that were brought about before 1805, but nineteenth century Egypt was essentially the establishment of Mehmet Ali (1801-1848), a Sunni Muslim Ottoman of Albanian descent. It was “he and his descendants who created the basic administrative, military, and economic structures that marked a new period in Egyptian history” (Oschenwald and Fisher, 279)....   [tags: european politics, great european powers] 1321 words
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Medicine and General Health in the Nineteenth Century - Medicine and General Health in the Nineteenth Century Without the attempts of past doctors and psychologists, advances in medical and health fields of the twenty-first century appeared impossible. Doctors and psychologists throughout the ages attempted to enrich the world with their consistently expanding knowledge of health and medicine. “The 19th century was a period of enormous medical change and progress” (Farlex “Medicine, 19th-century”). Although the nineteenth century brought change to the scientific world, it also brought sickness and unhealthy lifestyles due to a lack of medical knowledge....   [tags: Health ]
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The Impact of the Laboratory on Nineteenth-Century Medicine? - The laboratory had an influential impact on nineteenth century medicine. It saw technological advances such as the microscope allowing the observation of cells and micro-organisms and the way minute cells were formed and appeared. The practice of medicine allowed hospitals to seek advice and improve diagnosis by the study of body parts and the workings of the body such as the study and discovery of the digestive system. Education was progressed with students having to pass laboratory tests before attending hospitals for clinical training in many parts of Europe by the end of the nineteenth century....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Nationalism: A Curse to Nineteenth Century Europe - Nationalism is most often characterized as an overbearing pride in ones country, or it could be a movement to protect ones homeland. To begin, nationalism prompted racism to transpire between different nations and ethnic groups. Furthermore, this domineering pride in ones country led to conflict including war to engage between nations. Lastly, Mr. Kozlov in the period rising up to this heightened time of nationalism, small countries were flourishing with new ideas and philosophies; during these nationalist times however, many of these old standards were destroyed....   [tags: Nationalism] 965 words
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The History and Technology of the Computer in the Nineteenth Century - In our fast pace society, technology is ever changing. This has ultimately resulted in technology always being at our fingertips. On an average day so many people are dependent on computers for their capabilities; including, police officers, small businesses, Wall Street, and even the average person for leisure. Without the invention of the first mechanical computer design in 1822 by Charles Baggage, our society would not be where it is at today. The computer has been noted to be most of the most powerful technology that societies will ever have.1 The first computer consisted of nearly 4,000 different parts....   [tags: calculators, software, internet]
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Human Trafficking in Nineteenth Century France - Human Trafficking in the Nineteenth Century France: Slavery in Sexuality What is Human Trafficking. “Human trafficking refers to the recruiting, transporting, enslaving, or receiving of people in order to exploit abuse them (Pubantz, Jerry, and Allphin Moore Jr.).” In nineteenth century France, prostitution was a common form of human trafficking. Human trafficking is often mistake to being another term for prostitution. Although the miscomprehension occurs frequently, prostitution was the gist during the time of the French revolution....   [tags: slavery, prostitution, history]
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West Africa during the Nineteenth Century - The Atlantic slave trade was abolished by the British parliament in 1807. This caused great problems for West African slave traders who had witnessed a period of vast growth in the industry towards the end of the eighteenth century. They now had to focus on more lawful, legitimate means of trading. The types of industry that often replaced the slave trade were produce based, agricultural goods such as palm oil. The potential problems faced by traders were ‘exacerbated by the fact that it coincided with other problems for West Africa’s external trade.’ This refers to the Anglo-French wars which made the demand for West African exports very unreliable....   [tags: from slave trade to legitimate commerce] 1549 words
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Nineteenth Century Hysteria: The Yellow Wallpaper - Nineteenth Century Hysteria: The Yellow Wallpaper Early nineteenth century hysteria in women was extremely common. It was the first mental disorders attributed only to women. However, there was a grave misconception; the symptoms of hysteria at the time were seen as nervousness, hallucinations, emotional outbursts, various urges of sexual variety, sexual thoughts, fainting, sexual desire or frustration and irritability (Pearson). Although there were many symptoms they were not limited to this list....   [tags: mental disorders attributed only to women]
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Gender Roles During THe Nineteenth Century - During the Nineteenth Century, the gender roles were greatly divided. Women were seen to have a completely differently status and nature from men. The stereotypical woman during this time-period was dependent, passive, domestic, and far weaker then a man. Men on the other hand, were far more dominant, dependent, controlling, ambitious and active. Men were the protectors and providers for the family. As if women weren’t already inferior enough to men, when they got married, essentially everything that was theirs was striped from them....   [tags: women, stereotypes] 1249 words
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Late Nineteenth Century and Labor Force - ... The rest of the deaths were just residents of Homestead who witnessed the attacks or strikers encouraging the attacks. When the workers's managers drastically reduced the their pay that was unfair, but it doesn't mean angry workers should have shot up the plant. Their unsuccessfulness could be easily attributed to the fact the violence never fixes anything. It didn't work for during the The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 and it didn't work during this Homestead Strike. Although employers' attempts to prevent their workers to join labor unions (Document E) rarely succeeded, Haymarket Square Riot in 1886 (Document F) ultimately failed for the labor union also when the riot resulted in ext...   [tags: Machines, Innovation] 1262 words
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France: Nineteenth-Century Art and Society - During the nineteenth century, France experienced many changes that affected its society in many profound ways. Industrialization transformed the economy of France from a primarily agricultural economy to a primarily industrial economy. Politically, the revolution of 1848 deposed the monarchy permanently, replacing it with a new republic, which itself would be replaced by a new empire headed by a descendant of Napoleon Bonaparte. Culturally, the rise of Louis Napoleon led to the reconstruction of Paris as a fully modern city, and artists transitioned from classical forms and subjects to increasingly more experimental subjects and forms, including depicting the bourgeoisie and the working cla...   [tags: art, society, revolution]
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Nineteenth Century Literature Heroines and Conformity - Nineteenth Century Literature Heroines and Conformity By definition, a heroine is a woman who would typically encompass the qualities of nobility, courage, independence and strength. Nineteenth century English women would have struggled to accomplish any of these particular acts of heroism within their social environment as ultimately, their roles within civilisation saw them becoming a good wives and mothers and before that, obliging and caring daughters. Within this ubiquitous discourse of separate spheres, Kathryn Gleadle suggests that women were ‘encouraged to see themselves as ‘relative creatures', whose path in life was to nurture the family and to provide unstinting support for the h...   [tags: Literature 19th Century] 1654 words
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The Madwoman in the Attic by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar - ... One would have difficulty fully understanding social facets of the Victorian era without making an effort to first understand the plight of emerging female writers during this time period, especially noting that some sought male-sounding pseudonyms in order to secure their publications, and to be taken seriously as novelists and authors. Charlotte Bronte and Elizabeth Barrett Browning are two such female writers who actively sought to redefine society through their work—in particular, the expectations women were meant to make realities....   [tags: Nineteenth century literature] 544 words
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North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell - The nineteenth century was a time of economic, technologic, and population growth. These changes created problems in everyone’s daily lives. Two examples of things that affected the lives of many were disease and sanitation. Disease and sanitation led to high mortality rates in Nineteenth- Century England. This relates to North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell as it takes place during nineteenth century England and multiple characters died presumably due to disease. In North and South by the Victorian Novelist, Elizabeth Gaskel, the towns in the book were given different names than they were in England during the nineteenth century....   [tags: nineteenth century England]
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The Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli - The Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli was one of the great political minds of the nineteenth century. He helped bring Great Britain through effects of the Industrial Revolution, and maintain a large empire. Though his efforts the workers’ rights were enlarged, and England was able to peacefully transition to democracy. Disraeli, a commoner by birth, was yet an aristocrat in ideology. Through this unique combination of ideals, Disraeli was able navigate Britain through the mid nineteenth century, restore prestige to the monarchy and aristocracy, and enlarge the rights of the commoner....   [tags: nineteenth century, industrial revolution]
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Henrik Ibsen's Play, A Doll's House - Women of the nineteenth century had no choice but to become dependent upon men. Husbands held all the authority over their wives and their property. Considering this dependency, women had to fight in order to obtain their own identity and to make their voices heard. This struggle for the individual rights of women can be found in one of Henrik Ibsen's play. Nora, a dynamic character in the play A Doll's House, undergoes three significant stages of character development. Nora transforms from a child-like character to recognizing herself as an individual and finally transforming into an emotionally strong woman who is able to live by her own discretion....   [tags: women of the nineteenth century, ] 939 words
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Emily Dickinson's Message to Readers - Emily Dickinson’s Message to Readers Emily Dickinson was a nineteenth – century American writer whose poems changed the way people perceive poetry. She is one of the most mysterious writers of all times. Her personal life and her works are still the cause of debates and are not fully solved. Her poems are dedicated to life and finding the real truth. Her two poems: “Tell all the truth but tell it slant” and “Much madness is divinest sense” represent Dickinson’s quest to reveal the mystery and truth of life....   [tags: nineteenth century poetry]
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The Changes In Medicine In The Nineteenth Century - The Changes In Medicine In The Nineteenth Century The nineteenth century was one of the most important eras in the history of medicine as many new cures and technologies were discovered. At the beginning, many poor people still lived in houses without proper sanitation, worked in dangerous factories and drank water from polluted rivers. By the end of the century, social conditions had improved, medicine was more complex, treatments were more widely offered and technology was more advanced along with many other improvements....   [tags: Papers] 1560 words
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Faith and Reason in The Nineteenth Century - Faith and Reason in The Nineteenth Century Throughout history, there have been many trends and patterns that have allowed humankind to learn from its mistakes. This reflection on the past is an important characteristic that distinguishes humans from all other life on earth. To make sure that humans do not fall into the same evil devices that our forefathers did, we must examine how our faith and reason has progressed through the past few centuries. Reason began to be the sole factor that effected the direction life was taking....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Industrial Development in the Nineteenth Century - Industrial Development in the Nineteenth Century There was a great deal of industrial development and change throughout the nineteenth century. It was a very wealthy era with many rich people and England was a prosperous country. For the poor people in England, the nineteenth century was a terrible time. If you were redundant you would probably starve to death. The novel "A Christmas carol" by Charles Dickens shows what life was truly like for the normal, poor people. In this essay I'm going to find out if Dickens' novel, "A Christmas carol" supports the view of former Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, that Britain was "Two nations… The rich and the poor."...   [tags: Papers] 703 words
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The Suppression of the Nineteenth-Century Catholics - The Suppression of the Nineteenth-Century Catholics Missing Works Cited   During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, vicars were under direct authority from Rome, and controlled the Roman Catholic Church of England. It was not until the early nineteenth century, under Pope Pius IX, that the Church decided to split England into several smaller districts, each headed by a bishop. London papers began following the growth and leadership change of the Roman Church in England. One article in The Times stated that "Rome had mistaken the High Church renewal, the Oxford Movement, within the Church of England for a Romeward move" (qtd....   [tags: European History Essays] 775 words
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A Glimpse into Nineteenth Century Brazil - Esau and Jacob by Joaquim Machado de Assis portrays the tumultuous relationship between twin brothers, Pedro and Paulo, during the late nineteenth century; the twins symbolize the Brazilian political struggles during the transition from a monarchy to a republic. The brothers are emblematically born in 1870, “at the end of the Paraguayan War, a time when the Brazilian political elite split between conservatives and reformers” (xiii). The brothers fight; their most contentious arguments regard politics....   [tags: Brazil History Historical Papers]
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Antiseptic Discoveries of the Nineteenth Century - In early times, like today, people tried to find ways to explain things that they did not understand. There was a time when mice and rats were thought to have grown from cheese left in the corner, frogs were believed to grow from pond scum, and maggots were thought to come from rotting meat. By the nineteenth century, scientists had abandoned this theory (called spontaneous generation) as an explanation for the existence of visible animals, but not for diseases. Infections and illnesses were thought to have been caused by impurities in the air....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Emergence of Realism in Nineteenth Century - Emergence of Realism in Nineteenth Century During the mid-to-late 19th century, Realism, an effective literary and artistic movement was on the rise. There were many factors contributing to the strong emergence of Realism, a reaction against romanticism, an interest in scientific method, the systematizing of the study of documentary history, and the influence of rational philosophy (Chase). In Realism the details along with cause and effect of environment and of circumstance, become the grounds for exploration of human values and fate, which in turn places the emphasis on the individual and their social surroundings....   [tags: Papers] 709 words
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Family Structure in the Nineteenth Century - Family Structure in the Nineteenth Century Missing Tables Abstract Family structure in the United States has undergone a dramatic change since the 1960's. The percentage of female-headed households increased while the percentage of married couple households declined. This paper uses data from the Urban Underclass Database to explain the roles the transforming economy (from manufacturing to service) and the subsequent employment dislocation play in the family structure change....   [tags: Papers] 7829 words
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Renaissance and Nineteenth Century Architecture - Renaissance and Nineteenth Century Architecture There are many different styles of architecture. All these styles depend on the time period, and the architecture. Today, many architects incorporate many styles into one building, giving it uniqueness. Introduction The dictionary defines architecture as the "art and science of designing and erecting buildings" (dictionary.com). Since the beginning of civilization, architects have been designing structures and buildings. They are sometimes conventional, and at other times, they are not....   [tags: Architecture] 762 words
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How Photography represent Paris in the Nineteenth Century - In the nineteenth century, the innovation and invention of new technology took off. More inventions and innovation came out of the nineteenth century up until World War I than any other time period in history. From the concept of time, the improvement of transportation, and even the telephone; the camera has definitely made its mark in history. In 1839, the camera had gradually become the new major medium used in the nineteenth century. It was the invention that changed artwork and gave everyone a new way to represent itself to the world....   [tags: Technology, Artists, Paris, Tourism]
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Women of the Nineteenth Century: Sarah Stickney Ellis - Women of the Nineteenth Century: Sarah Stickney Ellis The industrialization of the nineteenth century was a tremendous social change in which Britain initially took the lead on. This meant for the middle class a new opening for change which has been continuing on for generations. Sex and gender roles have become one of the main focuses for many people in this Victorian period. Sarah Stickney Ellis was a writer who argued that it was the religious duty of women to improve society. Ellis felt domestic duties were not the only duties women should be focusing on and thus wrote a book entitled “The Women of England.” The primary document of Sarah Stickney Ellis’s “The Women of England” examines...   [tags: Literature Review] 780 words
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The Awakening: An Emergence of Women's RIghts in the Late Nineteenth Century - ... Clearly, The Awakening challenges the role of a woman in nineteenth century society. A woman’s purpose is centered on childbirth and child rearing. Women are expected to naturally receive pleasure from motherhood. According to Stone, birthing is a symbol for the rebirth of Edna as an artist. Stone argues that Edna shows progress throughout the novel and becomes more “self-defined,” rather than passive and regressive as argued by many scholars additionally. Birth also becomes a symbol for spiritual rebirth....   [tags: Kate Chopin's novel analysis]
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The Yellow Wallpaper: Women’s Rights in the Nineteenth Century - A house is not a home if no one lives there. During the nineteenth century, the same could be said about a woman concerning her role within both society and marriage. The ideology of the Cult of Domesticity, especially prevalent during the late 1800’s, emphasized the notion that a woman’s role falls within the domestic sphere and that females must act in submission to males. One of the expected jobs of a woman included bearing children, despite the fact that new mothers frequently experienced post-partum depression....   [tags: Charlotte Perkins Gilman]
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Slavery in the Nineteenth Century: Viewpoint of the Antislavery and Abolotionist Movements - ... They were very well envisioned, however their efforts were only effective for so long due to the vast amounts of funding necessary for compensation of slave owners and shipment of freed slaves to their new settlements. There were far too many slaves and it was certain that the plan would never reach economic sufficiency to follow through with their project, as well as the fact that the growing cotton industry in the South called for much labor work and slaves were the easiest access of productive laborers....   [tags: homelands, slavery, influence, war] 751 words
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The Influence of Nineteenth Century Realism and Naturalism in America - After World War I, individuals of America and therefore the authors among them were left enlightened by the consequences of war on their societies. America required a literature that might justify what had happened and what was happening to their society. Writers of America turned to what's currently called modernism these days. The influence of nineteenth Century realism and naturalism and their correct illustration of the life in America and other people was evident in post war I modernism. This paper can attempt to prove this by presenting the essential concepts and of those literary genres, literary samples of every, and create connections between the 2 literary movements....   [tags: world war I, modernists] 1313 words
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The Influence of Royal Weddings on Bridal Fashion in the Nineteenth Century - ... • In the beginning of the 19th century: By the late years of the 18th century, white and silver had become firmly associated with royal weddings and with those of the nobility. The beginning of the 19th century, featured one of the oldest wedding gowns to date, that of Princess Charlotte of Wales [weil]. Charlotte was the sole product of the disastrous and bitter marriage between the future King George IV and Caroline of Brunswick. She was quite a popular princess. Her gown featured an empire line and an ankle length, and shimmered from the combined effect of a net dress with silver embroidery and a white and silver petticoat underneath....   [tags: wedding dress, tradition, standards] 1389 words
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Study of Early Nineteenth Century Aristocracy Life - “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” With that first line I am captured, thrown back into a world two hundred years old. The scene around me melts into a Regency-style ball room, elegant young ladies in long, ornate gowns waltzing on the arms of dashing gentlemen, sleek black chaises pulling up the cobblestone drive, portly musicians puffing at their instruments in the corner. And I am in the middle of it all, experiencing the lives of my ancestors with the turn of each page....   [tags: dance, lives, culture, regency, laws, society] 662 words
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Mass Media, Political Strife and the Nineteenth Century - "The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands." –Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism, 1891. The quote above sums up the past and present influence of the media on human societies. Humans have a tendency to look for the justifications for their ridiculous actions whether for the benefit of a group, the spread of their ideology, or sheer greed. In creating these justifications, some form of media must be used in order for it to take hold of a given society....   [tags: Media]
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Analysis of the Appalachian Culture in the Late Nineteenth Century - “Appalachia is the land of sky.”(Williams 19) Appalachia considered one of the top ravishing regions in the whole world. Once you visit this rich land, you will always want to retrieve those memories and visit it over and over. Its charming mountains will reflect its beauty and restore a feel of relaxation and purity in your soul. Appalachian is in the southeastern of United States and located in North America (The Appalachian Region paragraph 3). In this paper, we will dig more deeply in the rich Appalachian culture that existed in the late nineteenth to early twentieth century....   [tags: appalachian mountains, folk, bluegrass]
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Nineteenth Century Insane Asylums - Nineteenth Century Insane Asylums No matter where they were, mad houses, or insane asylums, have the same basic features and functions. The views of asylum life changed drastically over the course of the nineteenth century. The growth of the number of mad houses during the nineteenth century is quite remarkable. Before 1810, only a few states had insane asylums. By 1850, most of the Northeastern and Midwestern states' legislatures supported having asylums. As early as 1860, 23 of the 33 existing states had some sort of public institution for the insane....   [tags: Exploratory Research]
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Orphans in Nineteenth-Century England - Orphans in Nineteenth-Century England   There is no denying that the nineteenth century in England was a time of tremendous changes throughout the social and economical spectrums. As the adults adjusted to these changes prompted by the Industrial Revolution as best they could, many children, in particular orphans, were faced with poor living conditions that limited their successes later in life. Although most orphaned children were fortunate enough to be placed into sufficient living circumstances, many of them were not as privileged....   [tags: Eurpean History Papers Research Essays]
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Gypsies in Nineteenth-Century England - Gypsies in Nineteenth-Century England Missing Works Cited Despite the important role Gypsies played in the nineteenth-century, they were not automatically accepted as equals in society. In fact, from the moment they set foot on European soil, the Gyspies were misunderstood and even feared. These feelings became manifest in prejudices, which led to discriminatory actions. At the same time, however, Victorian society found itself fascinated with these strange Gypsies. The gypsy motif in Jane Eyre reflects the ambiguous attitude of Victorian society toward Gypsies....   [tags: European History Essays] 2034 words
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Nineteenth Century Short Stories - Nineteenth Century Short Stories In this essay, we will try to depict the position of women in the 19th century through the short stories we have studied. We will be comparing the different views and roles of women in The Unexpected by Kate Chopin, News of the Engagement by Arnold Bennett, The Half Brothers by Elizabeth Gaskell and Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver by Thomas Hardy. In those days, Victorian women had to get married in order to get taken care of by their husbands....   [tags: Papers] 1280 words
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Nineteenth Century Prose Stories - Nineteenth Century Prose Stories In this piece of work I will be comparing three different short stories to see the connection between them. I will be looking at three of the stories that we have read and be commenting on the way that the different authors use the figures of fathers and stepfathers. Now I will give some background to the three stories that I will be comparing. The first story is called "Tony Kytes the Arch-Deceiver" which was written by Thomas Hardy. It is written in the first person but we do not know who is telling the story and he is looking back at something that happened in the past.....   [tags: Papers] 1250 words
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The Art of Gambling in Nineteenth Century England - In 19th century England, gambling was made popular by the upper and elites classes of English society. Whereas the lower classes spent most of their leisure time drinking alcohol in the local alehouses, elites preferred to enjoy their lesire time spending money and placing hefy wagers. Many historians have compare the lower classes to the upper classes during this era, they try to describe gambling in a simplistic way and discuss what games were popular and among what social class. However gambling was deeply entwined in English society, it became seen as a morality problem by the English government and thought to threaten the development of England because of extreme gambling behaviors....   [tags: leisure time entertainment of the upper classes] 3388 words
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Irish Segregation in the Early Nineteenth Century - Irish Segregation in the early 19th century By mid 1800s, Ireland was a pocket of disease, famine, and British oppression. The great potato famine made life in Ireland almost unlivable or they were forced to leave by the British. After coming to America many Irish settled in New York City seeking jobs homes and a place to make a name for themselves. However, this was not the case when many “white” Americans refused to hire Irish workers. Much of the hate came from unfounded rumors as they were not “white” or they were liar’s, criminal’s, they are all filthy, and go on for quite a list....   [tags: Irish, segregation, Tweed]
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Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy - Walking alone on the street, Claire stops to think about she’s going to do next. She thought of her day so far of hanging out with friends and wondered if there was anything she wanted to do. Not thinking of how other people perceived her or how she’s free to make her own decisions, she proceeded on with her day. A woman of her century, Claire doesn’t need to worry about status, who she is going to marry, or submit to someone else’s demands. In Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy, this is the opposite of what his characters Eustacia, Thomasin, and Mrs....   [tags: nineteenth century, women, freedom, marriage]
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Who Is the Real Monster in Frankenstein? - Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a nineteenth century literary work that delves into the world of science and the plausible outcomes of morally insensitive technological research. Although the novel brings to the forefront several issues about knowledge and sublime nature, the novel mostly explores the psychological and physical journey of two complex characters. While each character exhibits several interesting traits that range from passive and contemplative to rash and impulsive, their most attractive quality is their monstrosity....   [tags: Mary Shelley, villain, nineteenth century] 1708 words
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Biography of Louisa May Alcott - “Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age ill bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success” (Alcott). The wise words of an All-American author who lived a boundless life. From journal and diary entries to novels, short stories, and poems Louisa Alcott had great success and published many books in her lifetime. Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832....   [tags: literature, nineteenth century, Little Women] 1672 words
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Law and Order in the Late Nineteenth Century - Law and Order in the Late Nineteenth Century In 1829 Sir Robert Peel, Home Secretary, created a police force named the Metropolitan Police force, however the methods of policing were still very poor even with this new force in action, there was not the technology and experience of crime we have today. In the late nineteenth century there was an increase in major crimes like murders and there were a lot more street crimes like theft, this was becoming a growing problem. The main aim of the Metropolitan police was to deter criminals from committing crime rather than spending more time solving them....   [tags: Free Essays] 430 words
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Nineteenth Century Industrialization in the United States - Nineteenth Century Industrialization in the United States During the second half of the nineteenth century, the United States experienced an urban revolution unparalleled in world history up to that point in time. As factories, mines, and mills sprouted out across the map, cities grew up around them. The late nineteenth century, declared an economist in 1889, was “not only the age of cities, but the age of great cities.” Between 1860 and 1910, the urban population grew from 6 million to 44 million....   [tags: Industrialization Economics Economy Essays]
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The Lovemad Woman in Nineteenth Century Literature - The Lovemad Woman in Nineteenth Century Literature   The lovemad woman was a very important part of nineteenth-century literature. The lovemad woman, originally characterized as a female who becomes insane due to the departure of her lover, was an important character in literature. From Antigone to Ophelia to Jane Eyre, the lovemad woman is seen throughout literature in various contexts. The definition of such a woman changed as the definition of what is it to be a woman in general changed throughout history....   [tags: literature literary criticism]
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Hopelessness of the Irish in Nineteenth Century England - Hopelessness of the Irish in Nineteenth Century England Throughout my research into the subject of the Irish in England's industrial north during the early nineteenth century, one fact became quite clear; contemporary writers' treatment of the Irish was both minimal and negative. I consulted many sources, Friedrich Engels, Leon Faucher, James Kay-Shuttleworth to name but a few and the reoccurring theme as pertaining to the Irish in all these works was mainly consistent; the Irish were a lazy, vulgar people prone to drinking and brawling....   [tags: European Europe History]
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The Female Martyr of Nineteenth Century Literature - The Female Martyr of Nineteenth Century Literature The literature of the nineteenth century is abundant with stories about children dying, partially because it was common for people to die young. One of the most popular forms of the dying child in literature is the martyr, who is almost always female. During the nineteenth century, white men held virtually all of the power in American society. The only way female characters could obtain power was through transcendence in death, but white males already had power and thus had nothing to gain by dying....   [tags: Literature Literary]
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The Education of Nineteenth Century Women Artists - The Education of Nineteenth Century Women Artists The formal education of women artists in the United States has taken quite a long journey. It wasn’t until the nineteenth century that the workings of a recognized education for these women finally appeared. Two of the most famous and elite schools of art that accepted, and still accept, women pupils are the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (the PAFA). Up until the early nineteenth century, women were mostly taught what is now called a “fashionable education” (Philadelphia School of Design for Women 5)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Nationalism in Ireland During the Nineteenth Century - Nationalism in Ireland During the Nineteenth Century After the Act of Union in 1801 the fate of the Irish people was in the hands of British M.P.s. They ruled the majority in Parliament and were making all of the decisions without much regard for the opinion from the people of Ireland. In order for the voices of the Irish people to be heard there would have to be a new nationalist approach to dealing with the British Parliament. Leaders such as Daniel O'Connell and Charles Parnell revolutionized strategies of approaching government....   [tags: Papers] 1280 words
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Thoughts on Marriage in Nineteenth-Century Europe - In the aftermath of the dual revolution, European society underwent vast changes spanning all aspects of society. Political ideologies began to evolve congruently with changes that were occurring across the continent. Various conservative, liberal, and utopian viewpoints emerged, critiquing the new modern society. The critiques encompassed all aspects of society, including the ideas of marriage and family. Three prominent intellectual figures that proposed differing ideas on marriage were Louis de Bonald, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and Charles Fourier....   [tags: dual revolution, political ideologies] 1512 words
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Women's Progress in the Late Nineteenth Century - Women's Progress in the Late Nineteenth Century Women didn't gain the right to vote until the twentieth century but great strides were made starting in the 1840s to help women on their way to winning legal privileges and responsibilities.  Below is rundown by year of the most important laws passed in England to try to help out the situation of all women, especially working and middle class.  Just imagine what life would have been like before these laws were passed.  We read all the time about women who complain about being helpless.  How often is that claim believed?  Women were practically helpless and almost completely dependent upon either family or husband in the eyes of the law.  Unle...   [tags: European Europe History]
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Nineteenth Century Missionaries and Education in Bengal - Nineteenth Century Missionaries and Education in Bengal This paper is about how missionaries implemented education and how their reforms reflected the cultural, political, religious, social, and economical situation of Bengal throughout the years of 1793-1837. Michael A. Laird is clear to state that missionaries did not actually arrive in Bengal until around 1800. However, it is important to analyze the educational climate of England from whence they came. It is true that the state of education in both Bengal and England was in bad need of reform....   [tags: Papers] 2071 words
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Nineteenth Century Europe: Autonomy and Responsibility - Nineteenth Century Europe: Autonomy and Responsibility In the nineteenth century, many changes were occurring throughout Europe. Many of these changes focused on the individual, which was an important aspect of European society. However, many changes also focused on the individuals responsibility to the nation. During this time, many individuals demonstrated their right to self-government through political systems such as liberalism, while also showing their loyalty to the nation through movements of nationalism and imperialism....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Electronic Resources for Nineteenth Century Studies - Electronic Resources for Nineteenth Century Studies Electronic resources in nineteenth century studies (and the humanities generally) might best be described at the moment in terms of promise and peril. I say "at the moment" because, as we all know, any statement about electronic texts that is true today may be false tomorrow. I say "promise' because, as we also know, electronic media are promising wonders that could only have been dreamed of five years ago: searchable databases of an almost inexhaustible size and variety, immediate access to colleagues and scholars around the world; webs of content, context, and hyper linked materials that connect to an almost dizzying array of informatio...   [tags: Electronics Education Essays]
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Agrarian Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century - Agrarian Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century At the end of the nineteenth century the American farmers faced many problems. Industrialization of the farms caused many farm workers to loose their jobs. Many farmers began raising only one crop in large amounts, which led to deflation. This meant ruin for many farmers, since they had to pay back the debts they owed for land and machinery. The railroads, corporations and processors made the situation even worse by organizing together and regulating crop prices....   [tags: Agriculture Farming History USA Essays Papers] 712 words
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Reforming the Nineteenth Century Police System - Reforming the Nineteenth Century Police System American cities of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries had problems with crime, vice, and disorder. Some urbanites complained about the extent of prostitution, brawling and robbery. Yet few cities felt cities felt impelled to make subsequent changes in the traditional pattern of night watch and unsalaried police officers before the 1830s. There are many reasons for problems getting worse in American cities. One reason for this is that serious crimes, by the standard of subsequent decades at any rate, were infrequent....   [tags: Law Enforcement] 4047 words
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Nineteenth Century Education in Jane Eyre - Nineteenth Century Education in Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte was born in Yorkshire in 1816. She spent most of her life in Haworth, a bleak Yorkshire village where her father was curate. In 1821 her mother died, so she, her four sisters, Elizabeth, Anne, Maria and Emily and her brother Branwell were sent to live with their Aunt, Elizabeth Branwell. In 1824 Charlotte was sent with Elizabeth, Maria and Emily to a school for daughters of the clergy. While at school two of her sisters died of typhus, this is where she got her inspiration for Lowood....   [tags: Papers] 1082 words
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Overcrowding and Housing in Nineteenth-Century London - Overcrowding and Housing in Nineteenth-Century London From 1801 to 1851, the population of London grew from under 1 million inhabitants to 2.25 million. This was due in large part to immigration, both from other countries and from the countryside of England. Hundreds of thousands of people were moving to the newly industrialized cities and towns to find work, having been squeezed off the land because of the enclosure of farms. There was also displacement of the working-class within the city of London because of a number of construction projects....   [tags: European Europe History]
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Childhood Mortality in Nineteenth-Century England - Childhood Mortality in Nineteenth-Century England The issue of childhood mortality is written into the works of Gaskell and Dickens with alarming regularity. In Mary Barton, Alice tells Mary and Margaret that before Will was orphaned, his family had buried his six siblings. There is also the death of the Wilson twins, as well as Tom Barton's early death --an event which inspires his father John to fight for labor rights because he's certain his son would have survived if he'd had better food. In Oliver Twist, Dick's early death is typical of workhouse children who never recover from years of chronic malnutrition....   [tags: European Europe History]
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