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Exploring Britain's 19th Century Population Increase

- Between the 18th and 19th centuries, there was a rapid increase in population, one which still perplexes historians today. However, by using evidence, sources and theories, many have deducted some foremost reasons for the expansion of families, and these reasons fall into two main categories: the fall in death rates, and the rise in birth rates. In this essay I will study and expand on the pros and cons of two points in each category, and therefore conclude what I believe caused the sudden upsurge of people in 19th century Britain....   [tags: British history, ]

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The Importance of the Missions to the Military in California During the 19th Century

- One of the things which largely go unrecognized is how vital the missions were to the military in California in the 19th century. Since the military in California received little to no support during the Mexican revolution against Spain, and suffered more after Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821. In particular, Mission San Jose was expected to send food to the military presidios as a way of preventing famines. In fact this had been established in the 1770’s with the Reglamento which stated: Whenever the sowing, harvesting and storing of crops in the new settlements is advanced so that the garrisons can provide themselves in whole or in part with the needed provision, the paymaste...   [tags: US History]

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Law and Order in Shanghai in 19th and Early 20th Century

- Shanghai in the 19th and early 20th century was a unique city. The combination of its status as an entrepôt, the complexity of its society, and the very existence of the International and French concessions all contributed heavily to the difficulty of protecting law and order within the city. The focus here is on the political and civic; the French Concession is not a major object of concern, as it was subject to many of the same vicissitudes and issues as the International Settlement, and differs only slightly in the path it took to handle them....   [tags: extraterritorality, settlement, systems]

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Pride and Prejudice: Hardships of Women in the 19th Century

- Women of the 19th century experienced severe hardships. Elizabeth Bennett’s experiences demonstrated the life of women who where pressured to conform to society’s expectations. After breaking down barriers women today have the freedom to express themselves, be educated and prosperous, and most important of all live without restrictions. “Pride and Prejudice,” written by Jane Austin, portrays the protagonist of the novel through the eyes of the author. Issues of marriage, class mobility, conforming, and restrictions to marrying, only account for some hardships faced by Elizabeth and other characters throughout the novel....   [tags: Jane Austin]

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Negative Affects of Imperialism in Africa in the 19th Century

- Throughout history, imperialism by one nation on another has had many negative influences on the nation being colonized. The legacy of European imperialism in Africa in the 19th century was negative. Imperialism negatively affected Africa politically, economically, and culturally. In terms of political changes, European imperialism negatively affected Africa. Firstly, European colonization created enormous conflict between colonists and the African people. African resistance to “The Scramble for Africa” lead to the instability of Africa’s political structure....   [tags: Africa ]

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Architecture of Kirkbride Buildings; Lunatic Asylums in the 19th Century

- Can architecture and layout of a building really “cure” mental illness. Dr. Thomas Story Kirkbride thought so. Before 1844 the mentally ill were stashed away in prisons, jails, private homes and basements of public buildings. There were a lot of reasons people did get diagnosed with mental illness but many of which were not reality as we know it today. People were diagnosed with mental illness because of disagreements, lack of knowing a language and the weirdest thing I found was that women would be deemed insane from menstruation and teenage boys because of masturbation....   [tags: Mental Illness ]

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The Impact of 19th Century European Imperialism in Africa

- European Imperialism heavily impacted the African continent through culturally, economic, and political ideas. This era of history is heavily drenched in the aspect of ethnocentrism, which is the belief that one’s own culture is superior that of another. The Europeans colonized Africa believing that they could bring civilization, but they were often ignorant of Africa’s very complex societies. The European powers divided up the continent of Africa among themselves, without any consent from the people who actually lived there....   [tags: Slave Trade, Administrative Outposts, Cash Crops]

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Japanese and German Imperialism in the Late 19th Century

- In the late 19th century, Japan and Germany each developed into powerful, imperial countries as a result of modernizing and transforming into a manufacturing based society. The manufacturing industry is most favorable for a society because it “promotes the general welfare, increases population, public revenue, and the power of the country.” (List, 9). The people who benefitted most from the rapid industrialization and modernization were the owners of capital at the top of the political hierarchy and the Industrial Middle Class....   [tags: manufacturing based societies]

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19th Century's Industrialists: Robber Barons or Industrial Statesmen?

- Industrial development of the late 18th century (around 1865-1900) is often characterized by it’s affluent, aggressive and monopolistic industrial leaders of the likes of men such as Andrew Carnegie, William H. Vanderbilt, and John D. Rockefeller. Due to their ruthless strategies, utilization of trusts, and exploitation of cheap labor in order to garner nearly unbreakable monopolies and massive sums of wealth, these men are often labelled as “robber barons”. At the same time, they are also often referred to as “industrial statements” for their organization, and catalyst of, industrial development; not to forget their generous contributions to the betterment of American society....   [tags: trusts, monopoly, greed]

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Slave Trade from th 16th to 19th Century

- The impact on the African slave trade during 16th centuries to 19th centuries was huge. The economy of those countries which allowed African slave trade grew bigger and bigger. For instance, America, a huge land that had nothing before the trade, started to gain some profit out of farming and increased hugely on population. They used a big amount of African slaves to farm and work. And this created the economy better in America. Also Europeans, which were only one million people brought up 5.5 million African slaves (men, women, children) to the Western Hemisphere....   [tags: Treatment, Inhumane]

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Anti-Chinese Sentiment in 19th Century American Society

- One of the most appalling practices in history, lynching - the extrajudicial hanging of a person accused of a crime - was commonplace in American society less than 100 years ago. The word often conjures up horrifying images of African Americans hanged from lampposts or trees. However, what many do not know is that while African Americans certainly suffered enormously at the hands of a white majority, they were not the only victims of this practice. In fact, the victims of the largest mass lynching in American history were Chinese (Johnson)....   [tags: chinese immigrants, lynching, chinatown ]

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Comparing and Contrasting Charlotte's 19th Century Literature

- Within “Jane Eyre” and “The Yellow wallpaper”, both female writers themes focus on similar ideas in how women of the 19th century were manipulated and treated inadequately. Within “Jane Eyre” and “The Yellow Wallpaper,” explore the themes of isolation, male dominance, and sickness the impact that these themes have on the main female characters within the text have similarities but also have there difference that contrast between each of the characters. Jane Eyre, Bertha and Jane all at some point within the texts face the same fate of being sealed in a room against their own will and are isolated from the outside world....   [tags: Jane Eyre, The Yellow Wallpaper]

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The 19th Century Novel

- The 19th Century Novel A Novel is defined as a long story about fictitious characters, written in prose as opposed to poetry. Novels were first written in the 18th Century so by the 19th Century, the novel, often in serialised form was an established form of entertainment which was also helped by the increased adult literacy rate over the whole of the 1800s. The idea of the novel had changed from being purely for the amusement of women to being available to a wider audience, covering a wider variety of issues....   [tags: English Literature]

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19th Century Short Stories

- 19th Century Short Stories 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins-Gilman, and 'The Nightingale and the Rose' by Thomas Hardy, are two stories from the 19th century. Both of the authors aim to create sympathy for a character undergoing hardship. Several of the methods used to create sympathy are, a persons situation, or a particular problem a character undergoes. The first point that will be discussed is a difficult situation a character undergoes. In the nightingale and the rose, the nightingale has to sacrifice herself to help the student, and she is willing to do this, this creates empathy for the nightingale in the reader....   [tags: Papers]

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19th Century Romantic Hero

- Consider the characters of Oak, Boldwood and Troyand their relationship with Bathsheba. Which male best fits the 19th century tradition of the 'Romantic Hero'. A romantic hero is a person (usually a man) who is there to save the day when you need them. They should have certain qualities like, charm, bravery, intelligence, reliability, financial stability and most importantly passion. The novel 'Far From The Madding Crowd' by Thomas Hardy, fits the stereo type of a classic Victorian novel. Bathsheba is the heroine in need; there are also a string of problems for the characters to overcome like Troy's involvement with Fanny, her death and the loss of her baby to which Troy is the father....   [tags: English Literature]

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19th Century Women Rights

- Many groups (e.g. industrial workers, farmers, women, good government advocates, journalists, immigrants, socialists) reacted against the concentration of economic and political power in fewer and fewer hands between 1865 and 1990. What did each of these groups want (i.e. agenda). Looking at the records of presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson, as well as prior presidents, assess how each of these groups succeeded in achieving these aims from 1880 to 1920. Women of the nineteenth century were mostly housewives who like any other family are mostly housewives and nothing more....   [tags: American History]

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19th amendment

- AMENDMENT 19 The amendment that I chose to do my report on is the 19th amendment. This amendment guaranteed the voting right to all of the American woman. The victory of this amendment took decades to be passed. In August of 1995 marked the 75th anniversary of the ratification of this amendment. This amendment was ratified on August 24,1920. The first three states to approve this amendment were Illinois Wisconsin and Michigan. When this amendment was first put out into the society the men and people didn’t know what to think....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Revolt of Mother, by Mary E. Wlkins Freeman

- American women have not always been free, bold and audacious like they are today. They have a long history of being oppressed, abused, and discriminated by the male dominating society. They have undergone an extended period of struggle for their rights, freedom, and better living conditions. Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, in her story, "The revolt of mother”, attempts to mirror the problems, hardships and social struggle of women living in the 19th century. Sarah Penn is an obedient wife and a hard working mother living in a small farm house with her husband and two children in the rural New England....   [tags: Sarah Penn, 19th Century Women]

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19th Century Texts

- What features are disturbing or reassuring in your selection of 19th century texts. The nineteenth century produced many of the very best authors of all time in all genres such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens and H.G. Wells. Although they made fame in their originality, many factors coincided in their writing and formed the base for characters and storylines. It was these influences which in a way made their stories and novels more interesting to delve into as they opposed disturbing and reassuring features to create points of discussion....   [tags: English Literature]

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Homeless and Neglected Children in the 19th Century

- Homeless and Neglected Children in the 19th Century        In his novel Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain creates a fictional character that must confront very real problems as a result of cultural and social issues of the time.  Many of these such issues, slavery and race relations being the most prominent, are dealt with significantly by the author, but another issue not addressed in any sort of overtly significant manner is the plight of homeless, neglected, and otherwise abused children in the 19th century.  While Twain in no way attempts to create a commentary on these issues, one cannot avoid focusing on the situation in which he has placed his protagonist.  On the surface, Twain's words...   [tags: American America History]

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19th Century Authors

- How do 19th Century authors employ horror, mystery and surprise in their work. Authors have always tried to make their work different by adding in something that has never been done before. This doesn't just apply to books either; films, TV programs and songs all do it. Authors will use tried and tested ways of getting the reader's attention, but they are always on the lookout for new methods that can take everyone by surprise and make them think, "Well, I never expected that!" Stories have changed a lot since the 19th Century, but the same underlying themes used in the past still produce some of the best pieces of literature today....   [tags: English Literature]

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Amendments that Make U.S. Citizens Equal

- Wouldn’t it be wrong if the women in the United States could not vote. Aren’t elections about coming together as equal United States citizens to vote for a candidate. The 19th amendment of the US Constitution states, “All US female citizens have the right to vote”. Men and women were not treated as equal Americans. The 19th amendment gave women the same rights as men. The 15th amendment of the US Constitution states, “ The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” Freedom and equal right amendments are important because they represent what America stands f...   [tags: 15th amendment, freedom, 19th amendment]

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Law And Order In The Late 19th Century

- Law And Order In The Late 19th Century At the beginning of the 1800s, crime went up a significant amount because of the Industrial Revolution. Theft was the main crime. Because so many people were living in such a small area it lead to crime. With the invention of steam power, which lead to factories, which lead to cities. With cities now growing all over England, law and order needed to be improved. London s population had grown to 1.5 million people, yet there were only 450 constables for the whole of London....   [tags: Papers]

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Mental Health Community in the 19th Century

- Mental Health Community in the 19th Century Mental health is a relevant issue in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Not only is Kurtz’ mental health questionable throughout the novel, but Marlow also has to be examined by a physician, to check both his physical and mental status, before he starts on the journey to Africa. The mental health community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was not nearly as developed as it is today, but many developments during this time period had a profound impact on the way we analyze the human psyche and mental health today....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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18th and 19th Century Shoes and Fashion

- The 18th century fashion for men and women was influenced by the royal court and Puritans. Women’s fashion was very elegant and colorful, more so than the men’s fashion. The shoes worn by the women of the 18th century were made of silks and satin. They were decorated in laces and had a square or round shape. They also began to wear shoes of different and vibrant colors with higher heels. A majority of the time their shoes were not shown because of their extravagant skirts and petticoats....   [tags: Informative Essay 2014]

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19th Century Theatre

- The nineteenth century was a very important time in plays and playwrights throughout the world. Many playwrights were taking new directions in their plays and there were also many new playwrights taking their chances at writing great plays. Women were starting to make appearances also as playwrights in the theatre. In this paper I’m going to discuss some of the nineteenth century playwrights and what they did. Just as the eighteenth century was coming to an end, there were many political and social events that brought huge changes to the European theatre....   [tags: essays research papers]

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19th Century Women

- Purpose Statement: This paper will outline the role of women in society during the Victorian Era and present some real life examples from the Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey of 19th century women following their roles and at times having the those roles challenged by the difficulty of the trail. 19th-Century Women Women in the nineteenth century, for the most part, had to follow the common role presented to them by society. This role can be summed up by what historians call the "cult of domesticity"....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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Women In The 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries

- Women In The 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries In the 17th century rich women would normally be taught at home by a tutor, they were taught subjects like Latin, French, Needlework, and how to converse, and they were also taught how to look pretty and to play instruments like the piano. When they were older there parents would decide who they were going to marry and the family of the women would pay a dowry to the parents of the husband. They only got married to get more popular and look more important, if the wives husband thought the wives got annoying the husband would put a scolds bridle on her head....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]

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The Trickster Figure in Charles Chesnutt's The Passing of Grandison

- “The Passing of Grandison” debunks the stereotypical image of a slave in the 19th Century. The author Charles Chesnutt uses his personal background and ability to pass himself as a white man to tell a very compelling story. Grandison was more than an uneducated farm hand doing his masters bidding. “The Passing of Grandison” provides evidence that while the society of the time thought of slaves as nothing more than property to be bought and abused, slaves could be much more than what was on the surface....   [tags: 19th Century Slave, Character Analysis]

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Law and Order in Late 19th Century

- Law and Order in Late 19th Century In the 19th century the main aim of the Metropolitan police was to deter criminals from committing crime rather than actually solving it. However the police force did have to deal with many cases of drunkenness and petty theft, which were common in 19th century London. As well as dealing with the common crimes, the police also got involved in controlling public demonstrations. They often used batons to control the crowd and soon got a reputation for being heavy handed, after a baton charge at a demonstration in Bromley in 1868, resulted in a seventy-eight year old man being trampled to death....   [tags: Papers]

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Conservation and Preservation at the Turn of the 19th Century

- Conservation and Preservation at the Turn of the 19th Century Missing Works Cited The environmentalist movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries presents a picture of America at the time: torn between the desires to expand while seeking to protect nature. Although all members of the movement sought to protect nature, there were two predominant schools as to how to go about this. In their two philosophies, they created two methods for human interaction with the wilderness. The conservationist movement can be called the utilitarian movement, and sought the greatest good for the greatest number over the longest term....   [tags: Environment Environmental Essays]

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USA In The Second Half Of The 19th Century

- The second half of the 19th century introduced a new style of enterprise to America, Big Business. The 19th century values of work and of being an independent business man clashed with the modern 20th century values of extreme expansion with large work forces and of earning the most money possible. The rise of the robber barons and the captains of industry helped the economy by pushing America into first place in the production of several products and by creating many new jobs. Although these new opportunities appealed to the masses, not everyone was satisfied by his new occupation....   [tags: US History Social Studies]

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Law and Order in the Late 19th Century

- Law and Order in the Late 19th Century The origins of the police force go back to Saxon times. However, the foundations of modern day British police forces were setup in the 19th century. The metropolitan police force was setup in 1828 by Robert Reed. In 1879, methods into dealing with murder cases had changed. These adjustments were made by Charles Vincent, director of Criminal Investigations. Such changes included that “the body must not be moved; nor nothing about it or the room or the place of discovery”....   [tags: Papers]

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Transportation In The First Half Of The 19th Century

- During the first half of the 19th century, improvements in transportation developed rather quickly. Roads, steamboats, canals, and railroads all had a positive effect on the American economy. They also provided for a more diverse United States by allowing more products to be sold in new areas of the country and by opening new markets. Copied from ideas begun in England and France, American roads were being built everywhere. In an attempt to make money, private investors financed many turnpikes, expecting to profit from the tolls collected....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Russian Working Conditions in the 19th Century

- Russian Working Conditions in the 19th Century Karl Marx drafted The Communist Manifesto with Friedrich Engels in the mid-19th century after living in Moscow and seeing the strife of laborers there. The document was a reflection on the two men’s belief that the wealthier members of society were exploiting the working class. From his experience in Russian society, Marx became concerned with the way that the majority of the “proletariat” class was living. The filthy and inhumane working conditions, the negligible wages, and the way that the employers disrespected their employees, all led to Marx penning The Communist Manifesto....   [tags: Russian History]

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The Life of Women in the Early 19th Century

- What do you learn from Charlotte Bront about the Life of Women in the early 19th Century. Charlotte Bront was born at Thornton, Yorkshire in 1816, and was the third child of Patrick and Maria Bront. She had four sisters and one brother altogether before her mother died in 1821. All of the girls except Anne were sent to a clergyman's daughters' boarding school, which in 'Jane Eyre' is recalled as Lowood. The eldest sisters Maria (who is recalled as Helen Burns) and Elizabeth became ill there and died in Haworth....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Mayor of Casterbridge and 19th Century Wessex

- The Mayor of Casterbridge and 19th Century Wessex The plot of The Mayor of Casterbridge is slightly confusing and complex to follow, the pages of this well known novel are filled with scandal and alcohol, but provides for a very interesting and unique story. The novel is written by Thomas Hardy was a man who was very interested in agriculture and therefore was able to create a great a successful story. The story takes place in one main location, an old village created from Dorchester called Casterbridge and the other; Weydon Priors which is a smaller version of the typical market towns....   [tags: Papers]

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Industry And Commerce In The Early 19th Century

- In the 19th century, America had a basic economy and small industry. It was also a new country, with few customs and traditions. It had not had time to acquire any, because it was still so new. America has grown a lot since then, and a lot of the steps we have taken to get to today's bustling economy and immense industry took place in the nineteenth century. Commerce and industry contributed to America's nineteenth century identity because it provided the framework for a larger economy in the future, helped drive western expansion and growth of cities, made an improved transportation system necessary, and forced many new inventions onto the market In the early 1800's, seaboard ports were...   [tags: American History]

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Law and Order in 19th Century London

- Law and Order in 19th Century London The police at this time were certainly not anywhere near as advanced in their ways of tackling crime as police are nowadays. The main reasons for this is that they did not yet have the knowledge to understand the criminal mind, and the closest they got was keeping photographs of criminals faces thinking that criminal types all had the same shaped head. The Metropolitan Police Force had two main areas of expertise; these were to patrol the streets to keep order and deter any crime and help with major disturbances such as riots....   [tags: Free Example Essays]

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Late 19th Century Law and Order

- Late 19th Century Law and Order Thick green smog hung in the air and filth ran in the streets. 19th century London was not a nice place to live. Crime was on the up with burglaries, drunkenness and assault being just some of the crimes committed. Women got a rough deal. There was no work available to them so many women turned to prostitution and alcoholism. Surprisingly enough, however, the percentages of violent deaths was very low, with around 15 murders, and 50 cases of manslaughter a year....   [tags: Papers]

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19th Century Wessex in Mayor of Casterbridge

- 19th Century Wessex in Mayor of Casterbridge The narrative of 'The Mayor of Casterbridge' is intricate and complex, making it hard to follow. The pages of this acclaimed novel are filled with scandal, but it provides for an interesting and unique story. Hardy's personal interest in agriculture enables him to create a great a successful and very visual story. The story is set in one main location, an old village created from Dorchester called Casterbridge and the other; Weydon Priors, a smaller version of the typical market towns....   [tags: Papers]

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Law and Order in Late 19th Century

- Law and Order in Late 19th Century The idea of the police force was invented in the nineteenth century. In 1800 there were two police forces in Britain. The first one is the bow street runners, which had been invented in 1749, the other was the Thames River police, which was just two years old. Then the Metropolitan Police force was set up in 1829. This still exists today. This police force was created to carry out the functions of both the watchmen and the special constables. They were to patrol the streets in order to keep order and deter crime....   [tags: Papers]

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Early and Mid 19th Century Thought

- Early and Mid 19th Century Thought Throughout history, there have been many isms that had come and gone. Many things have come out of these so-called "isms." Romanticism began in the closing decades of the eighteenth century. It practically dominated European cultural life in most of the first half of the nineteenth century. Poets such as Shelley, Wordsworth, Keats, and Byron were all exponents of romanticism. This was expressed in many different ways such as Writing, art and music. Victor Hugo, A.W., Friedrich Schlegel, Schiller and Schelling all expressed their thoughts of romanticism through writing....   [tags: Papers]

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Women's Suffrage in 19th Century England

- Women's Suffrage in 19th Century England Women's Suffrage in the right of women to share political privileges on equal terms with men, the right to vote in elections and referendums, and the right to hold public office. The women's suffrage was a worldwide issue that had begun a long time before the 19th century. The issues involving women's right to vote was aroused in 1839 when the American Missionary Association began to work to develop education opportunities for blacks and other minorities in the U.S....   [tags: Papers]

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Medical Sciences during the Age of Enlightenment

- Medical Sciences during the age of Enlightenment During the Enlightenment Age there were many new development of the sciences, new guiding principles through the encyclopedia, and the upbringing of medical science practices. These advances improved knowledge throughout society because of their technological improvements and new knowledge to mankind. Discoveries in Europe were critical in the upbringing of science. “Europeans scientific revolution matched the new “America” perfectly, they were making it perfect; so they said” (Science in America,Watts)....   [tags: scientific work during the 19th century]

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Pride and Prejudice: The Importance of the Title

- On the surface, Jane Austen's 1813 novel, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of how three of the five daughters of a family living in 19th century England become engaged to be married. Underlying themes of the story, however, reveal a message about growing up and the judgments of people based on either outward appearances, behavior, or secondhand information from another person. The title of the novel proves to be extremely fitting, as Elizabeth, the main protagonist, learns that too much pride, along with many unjustified prejudices come to result in ignorance as to who a person really is inside and renders one incapable of finding true love....   [tags: Jane Austen, 19th century, England, ]

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Francis Scott Fitzgerald an Author from the 1920's

- The 1920’s were a time of rebirth and prosperity. A time for authors, poets, musicians, and artist. Also, a time for paving the way for future generations. Events in 1920’s not only influenced artists, but also brought along new culture that is still alive and well today. Many things, such as, World War I, had great impacts on society and played important roles in culture. The war had stimulated the American economy, increasing profit, employment, and wages, to name a few. (World War I ends) Yet, economic growth was not the only positive outcome....   [tags: great gatsby, WWI, 19th amendment]

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Sam's 19th Birthday - Original Writing

- Sam's 19th Birthday - Original Writing "Oh no" said Liam " Sam's passed out…. again" He carried on while rolling his eyes " It's your turn to wake him up I think George". George turned his head around ignoring the TV for the first time in 5 hours. " Huh?" being his usual talkative self " What you want now. They're about to show David Brent again". Liam, also known as Limpit to his closer friends, turned on a sixpence saying, "If you don't wake up Sam, that pizza will become stuck to his face permanently." He nodded towards a slumped Sam whose head was immersed in a mixture of pizza dough, cheese and tomato sauce along with a few stray beans on the side....   [tags: Papers]

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Orphans in 19th Century Victorian England

- Orphans in 19th Century Victorian England The Victorian Era was a time of social evolution as well as technological and economic advance. A distinct, unique middle class was formed alongside the traditional working class and wealthy aristocracy. However, there were certain individuals that fell outside this model of Victorian society. The “abandoned child” was society’s scapegoat- a person without a past, without connections, without status. They could appear in any class, at any time. The upper and middle classes often had a somewhat romantic perception of them, due to their prevalence in Victorian literature....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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John Stuart Mill Biographical Information

- John Stuart Mill was a very intelligent man, who not only was a great economist of his time, but he was also a philosopher, scholar, author and a political scientist. He was the “most influential English-speaking philosopher of the 19th century.” (John Mill, 1) John made a huge impact on the world. He contributed many ideas and beliefs to society. John Mill was a man of many talents, and he had the courage to hold beliefs that most people did not agree with. Biographical Information John Stuart Mill was born on May 20th, 1806....   [tags: utilitarianism,economist, 19th century philosopher]

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Jane Austen's Nothanger Abbey

- Jane Austen’s Nothanger Abbey is a unique work unlike many other early 19th century novels. It is clear the author was aware of her audience and it can be argued that Austen had, in a sense, created a new breed of character within a new breed of novel. Catherine Morland, through her coming of age tale, is a completely believable and realistic character, challenging the way readers typically related to the characters in their novels. Throughout her journey, Catherine experiences excitements, disappointments and even struggles that avid readers, such as her, can easily relate to....   [tags: compassion for characters, 19th century novels]

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Social Classes, Prostitution and Jack the Ripper in the 19th Century England

- After the Age of Enlightenment in the mid 18th century in England, the tension between the social classes intensified even more. A huge gap generated between the aristocrats and the working class, but dozens of new layers of society appeared. While the rich lived to the fullest, the lower class starved and needed to find alternative ways of money making. Prostitution became more and more widespread, which lead to an inequality and social stratification between poor and rich and due to the economical crisis the number of prostitutes grew from year to year....   [tags: Aristocrats, Working Class, Age of Enlightenment]

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The Traditional Architectural Style in the Early 19th Century, in Great Britain

- ... However I will consider Pugin to be a dissenter in its broad meaning as he was bringing back the ‘new’ gothic style, also known as neo-gothic style. Additionally, he believed that there was a strong correlation between the environment and the society and how architecture in particular could affect social life of the population (ibid). Pugin converted to Roman Catholicism in 1835 (Richardson, McKellar, Woods, 2008, p. 121). He associated his religion with Gothic style and he strongly believed that through incorporating gothic elements in architecture into Britain’s urban landscape, he could impact the religion of the time....   [tags: anciet greek, pugin, french revolution]

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Quality of life Increases in Correlation to Social Unrest in 19th Century Europe

- In the late 19th to early 20th century intellectual trends of the upper end of society differed vastly from the mindset of the general populace, with the mindset of social unrest largely trending towards the intellectuals of society. Due to the social welfare movements that were nascent in the late 19th century the standard of living for the mass populace in Europe did improve, which essentially meant said populace did not participate in the social unrest that was born in the minds of the society who disagreed with certain forms of social change....   [tags: European History ]

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To What Extent Did the Railroad Affect Westward Expansion in 19th Century America?

- A: Plan of the Investigation This investigation evaluated: To what extent does the railroad affect westward expansion in 19th century America. In order to assess its contribution, the investigation focused on the construction and expansion of the railroads westward; evaluating how and to what extent the western frontier used the railroads. This is done by assessing who the first settlers were, what the trains were transporting between the East and West, and how it affected the people of the 19th century....   [tags: construction and expansion technology]

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How did European Influences from the early 19th century affect Morocco?

- Modern History Assignment ‘How did European Influences from the early 19th century affect Morocco?’ Europe has had incredible influence on Morocco and Northern Africa, and its strategic location between greater Africa and the Iberian Peninsula has shaped its history. The area has been occupied by a vast litany of civilizations, from ancient Romans, and Arabic occupants bringing Islam, to life as a protectorate of France in 1912. The European occupation of Morocco between the 19th and 20th centuries has truly had a lasting effect on the region....   [tags: World History]

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The Brain Drain and Revolution in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century China

- Introduction By the end of the 19th century, Chinese officials were beginning to realize that their country’s educational infrastructure was becoming increasingly anachronistic. Traditional education largely ignored technology—considered it low class, even—and students instead focused on cultivating a sense of moral righteousness. Yet, the Confucian-centered examination system was beginning to prove ineffective in a world where modern militaries predominated in international relations. China learned this painful lesson during a succession of lost wars, eventually entering a long period of introspection, quite notably, by first looking outward....   [tags: Chinese History ]

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"The Time Machine": An Outstanding Science Fiction Novel of the 19th Century

- The Time Machine as written by Herbert George Wells remains an outstanding science fiction novel of the 19th century. The fictional genre introduces the discovery and the subsequent use of time travel- a vehicle that carries a man and further allows him to purposefully explore the unknown space. The narrator and the user of the time machine postulates that time is indeed the fourth dimension. It is the only medium that rockets a time traveler into the future away from his shell of ignorance and prevailing darkness that surrounds his earthly home....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Reflections of Social Revolution: British Literature of the 18th and 19th centuries

- The late 18th and early 19th century was a time of intense turmoil and transition for Great Britain. As the political and economic scenery of Europe changed with the far-reaching effects of the French Revolution and the onset of Industrialization, so did the dynamics of the social order in Great Britain. The French Revolution in particular brought to Great Britain new philosophies concerning equality and liberty of all citizens while the Industrial revolution left many unsure of their place in society with its rapid changes to the workplace....   [tags: great britain, world history, turmoil, transition]

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American and European Presence and Outcome of Investment in the Dominican Republic in the 19th and 20th Century

- Review: A World Safe For Capitalism The United States’ presence in the Caribbean was very palpable in the late 19th century, and after a quick victory during the Spanish-American War over the Spaniards, the United States was the sole hegemon within the New World. After ousting the Spanish from the region, the complete annexation of the Caribbean was completed in less than a decade. This included Puerto Rico, Cuba and in 1905 the Dominican Republic (all Spanish territories at one point)....   [tags: Foreing Relations, Caribbean]

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The Typical Role of Women in the Late 19th Century in the Awakening by Kate Chopin

- ... In the novel, Edna places her family, especially her children, last and pursues the freedoms of education, money and sex. With a spirit of rebellion and desire to part from society’s norm, Edna “grew daring and reckless, overestimating her strength. She wanted to swim far out, where no woman had swum before” (Chopin, 36). Eventually she goes as far as exploring the freedom of death as she commits suicide, further challenging the behavior of women in her time. As Edna breaks from the expectations imposed on her, Chopin creates a character that shares the desires that oppressed women were not allowed to express in her time....   [tags: edna, mother-wife]

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European Influence on the Ottoman Empire and Egypt During the 18th and Early 19th Centuries

- From the 18th century through the beginning of the 19th century, European influence was a significant force in various aspects of the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Iran. Although the reforms, coined primarily by Gelvin as “defensive developmentalism,” were initially intended to centralize governmental control and strengthen the military, the actual effects were much broader. Based on varying pre-existing conditions and unique approaches to governorship, this process of modernization affected each region differently....   [tags: Culture]

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Being a Slave in the United States During the 19th Century: Life of Frederick Douglass

- ... They are treated as if their age does not matter, as if they are animals. They were also deprived of the knowledge who their father was. This deprived slaves from their individual identity. In the narrative, Douglass explains that he is going to live with his new slave owners named the Auld’s. Mrs. Auld teaches Douglass the alphabet and when Mr. Auld finds out he is furious with her. He states, “If you give a nigger an inch, he will take an ell. A nigger should know nothing but to obey his master--- to do as he is told to do....   [tags: abuse, ignorant, illiterate]

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Portrayal of Gender Roles in the 19th Century in Ibsen's A Doll's House

- “A Doll’s House” gives the reader a firsthand view at how gender roles affected the characters actions and interactions throughout the play. The play helps to portray the different struggles women faced during the 19th century with gender roles, and how the roles affected their relationships with men as well as society. It also helps to show the luxury of being a male during this time and how their higher status socially over women affected their relationships with woman and others during this time period....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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Literature around Women in Art History from the 19th to the 20th Century

- It has been an assumption of feminist students of art history that their task is nothing less that to rewrite the history of art (Broude & Norma 1982, 183). The question off course is, how is it done. What doe sit entail. However, steeping back for a while, what lead to this assumption, what is the underlying issue that current feminist female arty history student’s sort to conquer. Woman’s relations to artistic and social structures as been different to that of male artist, to discover the history of women and art is in part to account for the ways art history if written, exposing its underlying values, its assumptions, its silences and its prejudice (Parker &Pollock 2013, 3)....   [tags: feminism studies and history]

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One of the Most Influential Playwrights of the 19th Century: Oscar Wyld

- One of the most Influential playwrights of the 19th Century was writer and poet Oscar Wilde. From a very young age Oscar excelled above his classmates because he grew up in an intellectual environment. Some of his greatest influences were his parents, Swinburne, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. One of his most well known works was The Importance of Being Earnest, which he wrote in August of 1894. Today he is remembered for his daring social commentary. Oscar was born on October 16th 1854 under the birthname Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde in Dublin, Ireland....   [tags: British writer and poet]

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Interaction between White Americans and Native Americans throughout the 19th Century

- Throughout the 19th century, there was much interaction between the white Americans and the native peoples of North America, some positive and some negative. Even though Indians traded with American settlers, this did not mean they were successfully engaged with Americans. white Americans wanted to take land from the Indians and trade with them for large profits. Also, white Americans increasingly viewed Indians as their enemies. Native Americans did not engage with Americans successfully, because they viewed things from a different perspective....   [tags: political arrangements, lack of respect]

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Science in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Hard Times by Charles Dickens

- The 19th century was a time of massive change socially, politically and scientifically. This time saw the rise of Imperialism and of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, seeing massive changes in the way industry was run. Also during this time the literary movements of Romanticism and Victorianism emerged. Romanticism dealt with the issues of reality versus illusion, childhood and man versus nature. The first book I will examine in this essay, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, comes from this literary period and focuses on the man versus nature theme, namely the theme of scientific development and it’s contrast to nature....   [tags: 19th Century Literature]

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The Dreyfus Affair

- During the 19th century, France, especially Paris, had became increasingly industrialized, which caused cramped living spaces, streets filled with dung, and unsanitary living conditions. Also a protist caused a grape famine throughout France, which had ruined one of the main agricultural exports, wine. Anti-Semitism became an uniting cause for the people of France, because they were able to blame the horrible conditions in France on the Jews. In addition, France was recently defeated in the Franco-Prussian war, there was a lot of tension within France....   [tags: France, Captain Dreyfus, 19th century]

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The New Kingdom

- The New Kingdom (1550-1069 B.C.) was divided in three Dynasties: 18th, 19th and the 20th. The first ruler “Ahmose, and the other warrior kings of the early 18th Dynasty, took Egyptian armies as far as the Euphrates” (Pinch Geraldine, page 19). On late of the 16th century B.C., Thebes, now known as Luxor, became the principal religious capital. The 18th Dynasty is often considered the high point of Egyptian culture, a lot of great art and architecture was built in this Dynasty. Luxor Temple, with its soaring columns and statues of Ramses II....   [tags: Three Dynasties, 18th, 19th, 20th]

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Reflection of the Life of Minors in 19th Century Britain

- How far do the experiences of young Pip reflect the life of minors in the 19th century Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations is narrated by its young hero, orphan Philip Pirrip, known as Pip, living with his older sister and her husband, blacksmith Joe Gargery, in the Kent marshes. Young Pip lived a life similar to other orphans yet confronted a vast range of improbable incidents, such as helping a fugitive convict. Pip’s background, opportunities offered to him, and familial life make his experience uncharacteristic compared to others in a similar position....   [tags: English Literature:]

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19th Century London in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

- 19th Century London in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 'A time for finding yourself a year older, and not an hour richer' this is a good example that represents Scrooges overall attitude to Christmas and those who celebrate it. The central character of a Christmas Carol is Ebenezer Scrooge a man portrayed by Dickens as a miser who cares little for others around him, a man whose only interest in life is money that can be made from exploiting other people. The novel is set in Victorian London in the 19th century, a London that is very different to the London we know today; there was no welfare state, National Health Service or environmental laws....   [tags: Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Essays]

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Law and Order in London in the late 19th Century

- Law and Order in London in the late 19th Century Law order in the centaury was only a part of London’s problems. London main problem was it self and it was mainly the Whitechapel area due to it being a dark and stingy place, especially at night where prostitution happened theft. Street fights and many more. Arthur Morrison sums up the area of Whitechapel of being “an evil plexus of slums that hide human creeping things, where filthy men and women live on penn’orths of gin, where collars and clean shirts are decencies unknown, where every citizen wears a black eye and none ever combs his hair”....   [tags: Papers]

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Law and Order in London in the Late 19th Century

- Law and Order in London in the Late 19th Century At the beginning of the nineteenth century 60% of Britain's population lived in the countryside, this meant there wasn't any need for police officers as people were living far apart and away from shops and financial areas. Crime was minimal, apart from small crimes like petty thieving and crimes over land etc. But as technology developed the Industrial Revolution began, steam powered factories were built all over the country, a new industrial development....   [tags: Papers]

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U.S. Foreign Policy in the Late 19th Century

- The United States, from its inception had a lust for real estate. From the original chants of "manifest destiny" to the calls for the annexation of Indian territories, America has been driven to acquire land. In this country's youth, land was needed for economic expansion; however, by the end of the 19th century, the entire continental United States had been in possession and the citizenry of this country turned their eyes out to sea. The United States no longer sought new lands to farm and work nor did they need new areas for their geological resources; the motives had changed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Status and Position of the European Jews at the End of the 19th Century

- The Status and Position of the European Jews at the End of the 19th Century Anti-Semitism has always occurred throughout the history of Europe. Discrimination against the Jews has happened in many ways, ranging from mere physical bullying right through to mass genocide. Throughout the 18th Century Jews had thought they had seen the end of the hated racism that was so constantly pounded at them, but that was all about to change. As one day Adolf Hitler made a speech, and this speech would lead to shaping the destiny of the Jews....   [tags: Papers]

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Status and Position of European Jews at the End of 19th Century

- Status and Position of European Jews at the End of 19th Century The status of Jews at the end of the nineteenth and start of the twentieth century varied depending upon their location. At the beginning of the twentieth century there were an estimated nine million Jews living in Europe. These were spread through twenty-one different countries. Most of these Jews were living in the east of Europe, in countries like Poland and the USSR. =================================================================== By the end of the 19th century four million Jews were living in Russia....   [tags: Papers]

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A Separation of Spheres in the Later Half of the 19th Century

- A Separation of Spheres in the Later Half of the 19th Century In the later half of the 19th century men and women were seen to live in ‘separate spheres.’ Public activity for men and domestic/private for women. However some upper class women did have the chance to do voluntary work such as charity work. Upper class women at this time where seen to obey their husbands, they had a role, they were ladies so they had to act like ladies. Women were excluded from the public sphere men where seen as top of society and women shouldn’t get involved with politics as they wouldn’t understand....   [tags: Papers]

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Recurring Themes in 19th Century Russian Literature

- Just to the east of riotous, industrialising Western Europe sat Imperial Russia, pendent between tradition and modernity, a vast empire of duality. As if trying to vent her frustrations, 19th century Russia produced a selection of history's finest writers; each writer packing their work with themes of duplicity, hope, and heavy social criticism. Duality was the cardinal theme for Imperial Russia. 19th century Russia was a peasant-filled, agrarian empire rushed through the gawky adolescence of industrialisation....   [tags: World Literature]

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Fraus with Plows: The 19th Century Development of Skokie

- Fraus with Plows: The 19th Century Development of Skokie On the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads in Glenview, nearby an Audi dealership, the Glenview Tennis Club, and an Avon plant, nestled between rows of residential developments, is an 18-acre farm. As if its presence wasn’t anachronistic enough, the cows grazing in the field attest to the fact that the farm, which sits on the border between Chicago’s self-christened North Shore and its inner suburbs, is still in operation despite decades of efforts by developers to purchase it and convert the land into something more profitable for the north suburban niche....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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