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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 Impact Of Labor Unions On The Late Nineteenth Century

- A. Plan of Investigation In this investigation I will assess the impact of labor unions on American workers in the late nineteenth century. In order to understand the impact, the investigation will evaluate the background behind labor unions and the various American workers during this time. In addition, this investigation evaluates the treatment of workers and how the lives of American workers changed due to the labor unions in America. Historical texts and reports were utilized to evaluate and comprehend the impact of the industrial revolution on labor unions for American workers....   [tags: Trade union, Industrial Revolution, Strike action]

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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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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]

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Law and Order in the Late Nineteenth Century

- Law and Order in the Late Nineteenth Century In this essay I am going to write about Londonin the nineteenth century and also about the creation of the metropolitan police force. During the 19th century Londonwas different then what it is now for instance there was no major police force and most of the police was made up of volunteers. 75% of the crime in Londonwas petty theft; only 10% of the crime was made up of violent crimes such as murders so there really wasn't any need for a police force which explains why there wasn't one....   [tags: Papers]

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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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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]

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The World Of War By The Late Nineteenth And Mid Twentieth Century

- The late nineteenth and mid-twentieth century were a period of colossal change in Europe. Germany unified, destabilizing the hundreds of years old balance of power. The second industrial revolution was going all out, and Europeans were excited by the recent developments, from the high-rise, planes, and, most unfavorably, the automatic weapons of Maxim and Krupp. Amid, this time, Europeans saw sports in various ways. Most importantly, many considered games to be a great way to prepare their countries for war....   [tags: World War II, World War I, United Kingdom]

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Economic Expansion in the Late Nineteenth Century and Early Twentieth Century

- Economic expansion in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century was driven by economic expansion and sole beliefs. In the past the United States was an agricultural nation and based there economy on farming. Since the United States based there economy on farming they need to expand was necessary for the country to grow. However as time went on the slow transition between farming to big business changed the motives for America’s expansion. In both era’s however the United States was able to justify its expansion through national belief....   [tags: US History]

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The Salem Witch Hunts Of The Late Nineteenth Century

- The Salem witch-hunts of the late seventeenth century were characterized by widespread terror, hysteria, and a desire to pass blame onto those one secretly despised. Neighbors accused neighbors, friends turned upon each other, and even familial loyalty was put to the test. The hunt and consequent trials, fueled by the growing need to purge the community of evil and deceit, provided the means for certain members of Puritan township to accumulate material wealth or implement societal advancement at the expense of others losing their homes, reputations, and, for some, their lives....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Germany, Adolf Hitler, Aryan race]

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America 's Involvement Of The Late Nineteenth Century

- In an young America not much was known of other people and there was not much diversity yet to give it’s citizens a chance to learn. Early in our history we held many values and ideals that we know today to be wrong, but it was not without the trials and struggles we as a people have learned to know better. From America 's involvement in world matters of the late eighteenth century to our present day role as an arbiter our people will have many obstacles to overcome. Many of these issues are being determined today such as equality among our people and of other nations....   [tags: Barack Obama, United States, Ronald Reagan]

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The French Revolution During The Late Nineteenth Century

- One of the most pivotal time periods for France occurred during the late eighteenth century. This period was called the French Revolution, a time where France was suffering greatly. With various problems such as poor economy, incompetent leaders, countless wars, and large amounts of fear of their own government, France was striving desperately for a positive change. However, changes take time and considerable effort, which the French Revolution proved to be true. Citizens of all classes contributed in the events that took place during the revolution, even women and children took part....   [tags: French Revolution, Louis XVI of France, Guillotine]

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Late Nineteenth Century Imperialism: A Major Divergence

- American foreign policy of the late 19th century is often defined by the manner with which it had asserted itself onto the world stage, namely in terms of its reinvigoration of the Monroe Doctrine and its new found sense of imperial expansion. Though it is true that such incidents as the War of 1812, and such notions as Manifest Destiny had demonstrated these characteristics, it seems that the expansionist zeal of the latter part of the century was differed significantly. To start, both periods did, however, remain quite similar in that they both justified expansion with notions of Anglo-Saxon supremacy, and of spreading the benefits of Western, Christian civilization....   [tags: America, Expansion, Westernization]

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Law and Order in London in Late Nineteenth Century

- Law and Order in London in Late Nineteenth Century The British police force came to being in the late eighteenth century. By 1800 there were only 2 police forces in the whole of Britain, both of which were in London. One was the Bow street runners, which was set up in 1749 and the other, was the Thames River police force, which by then was only 2 years old. The main turning point for policing as far as London is concerned came in 1829 when 'Sir Robert Peel', the home secretary of the time, created and set up a new police force, the metropolitan Police force....   [tags: Papers]

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The Plight of the Late Nineteenth Century American Farmer

- The Plight of the Late Nineteenth Century American Farmer From the early beginnings of America to well into the nineteenth century, America has been dominantly an agricultural country. Farming and the country life have always been a great part of the American culture. Thomas Jefferson even expressed his gratitude for the farming class by saying Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever He had a chosen people, whose breasts He, has made His peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Condition of African-Americans in the late nineteenth century

- Examine the condition of African-Americans in the late nineteenth century and explain why the Thirteenth Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Fifteenth Amendment, which were enacted to aid the new freedmen, actually did little. In the late nineteenth century after the civil war the U.S. was over, there were about 4 million people that were once slaves that were now set free. The big question for President Lincoln and the presidents that followed was what to do with them. Even though the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments were passed to free and aid the freed slaves it actually did very little to help them at all because many other events that took place, which prevente...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Urban Zones Of The Nineteenth Century

- American towns industrialized all throughout the nineteenth century, irresistible ailments developed as a genuine danger. The presentation of new workers and the development of vast urban zones permitted already confined sicknesses to spread rapidly and contaminate larger populations. As industrialization occurred, towns developed into cities, and people relocated to them. The expanded interest for shoddy lodging by urban vagrants prompted ineffectively assembled homes that poorly accommodated individual cleanliness....   [tags: United States, New York City, Eastern Europe]

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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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The War Of The Nineteenth Century

- Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” (Goodreads) This quote is displayed on the statue of Liberty and is the first thing that many Immigrants see upon coming to America. This quote is also the message that America sends to the rest of the world that lets them know that our doors are open to all individuals regardless of your cultural back ground....   [tags: City, Industrial Revolution, Better, Suburb]

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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]

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The Issue Of Sex During The Nineteenth Century

- Essay #1: Historians have taken note that throughout the nineteenth century, the idea of sex was considered taboo even in monogamous, committed relationships. Having sex once a month was considered “enough,” and most people during this time believed that any more than that was dangerous. This mentality was emotionally damaging, but it was standard at the time, even verified by doctors. The concept of remaining abstinent 353 days out of every year was the norm, and this led to unsafe and unhealthy conditions....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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The Differences Between The And The Early Nineteenth Century

- In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, people began to represent the differences between the sexes in profoundly new ways. This essay will explain and evaluate their arguments. Focusing on Schiebinger’s arguments, as well as, Laqueur’s arguments, this time period had gone through numerous new changes in their period and what exactly came from it. Further readings such as Bridenthal, will help back up these arguments as well. This essay will also evaluate the new changes in this time period, including how women were involved in science....   [tags: Gender, Male, Sex, Sexual differentiation]

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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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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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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]

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The United States Economy During The Nineteenth Century

- The U.S. economy in the late-nineteenth century was not easy at all, it constantly, changed rapidly , as the country expanded and industrialized, with new technology and more reproduction and distribution. The country was no longer rural agriculture but involved into an industrial giant. The economy was once controlled by small industrialize markets, but as time and new corporation expanded, the small workshops controlled by independent skilled men, where soon thrown out of the door by the assembly line warehouse jobs....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Employment, Minimum wage]

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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]

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Women 's Rights Movement During The Nineteenth Century

- The nineteenth century encountered some of most revolutionary movements in the history of our nation, and of the world – the movements to abolish slavery and the movement for women’s rights. Many women participated alongside men in the movement to abolish slavery, and “their experience inspired feminist social reformers to seek equality with men” (Bentley, Ziegler, and Streets-Salter 2015, pg. 654). Their involvement in the abolition movement revealed that women suffered many of the same legal disadvantages as slaves, most noticeably their inability to access the right to vote....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Elizabeth Cady Stanton]

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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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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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Sensationalism - Sensation Novels of the Nineteenth Century

- Sensationalism - Sensation Novels of the Nineteenth Century The "sensation novels" began to appear during the mid-to-late 1800's.  The term first used by W. M. Thackeray, in his own Cornhill Magazine, was in reference to "a particular literary or dramatic phenomenon."   Courtroom scenes, corpses, secrets, adultery, insanity and prostitution were all staples of the novel's plot that would offer the many unexpected twists and turns of the story.  The author's goal was to have the reader feel basic sensations-shock, disbelief, horror, suspense, sexual excitement, and fear....   [tags: Literature Literary]

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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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The Farmer's Movement of the Late 19th Century

- During the late nineteenth century, the agrarian movement evolved into a political force that energized American farmers to voice their political and economic grievances like never before. Although the movement essentially died after William Jennings Bryan's loss of the 1896 Presidential election, many of the reforms they fought for were eventually passed into law. American farmers found themselves facing hard times after the Civil War. In the West, the railroad had opened up enormous opportunities....   [tags: American History]

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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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Slavery During The Nineteenth Century

- During the nineteenth century, America faced what is considered to be one of the most gruesome times in today’s history. Because of slavery in the South and the effects of the Civil War, people in today’s society recognize this time period as one many would avoid discussing. According to Stephen V. Ash, “Southern Slavery was a harsh system —cruel is a better word—that was now and then tampered by acts of kindness on the part of paternalistic whites” (xv). Although there were a small amount of slave owners who were kindhearted, the majority of the South was dominated by slave holders who believed in white supremacy....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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Women in the Late 19th Century

- Throughout nineteenth century Europe and leading into the twentieth century, the division and integration of equal rights and liberties towards both genders was a predominant issue. From the 1860’s and beyond, male suffrage was expanding due to working-class activism and liberal constitutionalism, however women were not included in any political participation and were rejected from many opportunities in the workforce. They were considered second-class citizens, expected to restrict their sphere of influence to the home and family, and therefore not encouraged to pursue a beneficial education or career....   [tags: gender division and unequal rights]

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Nineteenth Century Gender Roles Exposed in The Necklace and The Story of an Hour

- In the early 1900s, men treated women as a piece of property. Once a woman married, the husband owned the woman’s land and money. Most men thought women were so fragile that they could not run their own lives. Women may not have liked it but they were forced to live this way The men were the head of the household and made all the decisions. The representation of "The Necklace" and "The story of an hour" represents gender roles as defined by the nineteenth century society guidelines . The "The Story of an Hour was set in the late nineteenth century in the home of Louise Mallard.(Kate Chopin).It was written on April 19, 1894,by Kate Chopin....   [tags: The Necklace, The Story of an Hour]

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A History of Archaeological Practices in England Leading up to Standardization in the Nineteenth Century

- This paper briefly considers the standardization of British archaeological practices up to the nineteenth century, and the emergence of archaeology as a professional discipline by the beginning of the twentieth century. The practices considered are survey techniques, excavation methods, and reporting methods including drawings, photography, and publication. While a paper on the history of archaeological practices might seem better suited to a course on the history of archaeological thought, I argue a historical understanding of methods and practices within archaeology is also relevant to modern archaeological sciences....   [tags: archaeological practices,excavation method,survey]

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The Differences Between European Settlers And American Settlers During The Nineteenth Century

- Indians had a different conceptions of property than European settlers had. Americans and their British colonial predecessors papered over their conquest with transactions called treaties. Whites always acquired Indian land within a legal framework of their own constructions. Law was always present, but so was power. The more powerful whites became relative to Indians, the more they were able to mold the legal system to produce outcomes in their favor, more sales, of larger tracts, at lower prices than would have existed had power relationships been more equal (Banner, 2005)....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Great Difference Between The Period And The Late Works Of The 19th Century

- In an age full of inventions, revolutions, and different literary movements, literature reaches its peak. Under this rapid development many problems appear with classifying the age, because of the great difference between the early works of the period and the late works. In the second half of the nineteenth century English literature did not draw only from the springs of the Art for Art’s Sake Movement, but also from French Realism and Naturalism. There was no longer the romantic idealism of the earlier part of the century....   [tags: Novel, Literature, Realism, Fiction]

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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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Law and Order in the First Part of the Nineteenth Century

- Law and Order in the First Part of the Nineteenth Century In the first part of the nineteenth century crime was one of the biggest social problems. Crime was made worse by widespread poverty, many people wanted proper law enforcement. May crimes were punishable by death, so the criminals adopted the phase “better to be hung for a sheep than a lamb”. When Sir Robert Peel became Home Secretary in 1825, he made a properly organised police system his propriety. Up to now towns had only their caped night watchmen, with warning bells and rattles....   [tags: Papers]

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Charles Dickens and Lawyers in the Early Nineteenth Century

- Charles Dickens and Lawyers in the Early Nineteenth Century Lawyers. In today's culture, just the word alone is enough to inspire countless jokes and endless sarcastic comments. Far from being the most loved profession, lawyers have attained a very bad image despite the importance of their work and the prestige and wealth that usually accompanies it. Were lawyers seen in this fashion when Charles Dickens was writing his magnificent pieces of literature. The image of lawyers of that time may not seem so different to the people who are about to enter the twenty-first century....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Immigration And Science During The Nineteenth Century

- When combatting immigration and science in the first half of the nineteenth century, Protestant America proved to be intolerant. The Protestant moral establishment swept its mighty hand across the nation, ensuring that Protestantism defined and structured American life. The introduction of Liberal Protestantism and social gospel in the second half of the nineteenth century marked the beginning of a tolerance in American religiosity that would soon overrun Protestantism. The battle between Liberal Protestants and Fundamentalists signified the start of the fight to preserve the moral establishment....   [tags: Christianity, Islam, Religion, Protestantism]

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The Representation of Family in Nineteenth Century English Art

- The Representation of Family in Nineteenth Century English Art 19th century art gives us a great insight into Victorian society and culture, its hopes, fears, likes, dislikes, its ambitions and failures and its preconceptions and contradictions (The Victorian Web, 2003) . Each picture tells a story and provides us with a great record of Victorian culture and the thoughts and pre-occupations of people throughout the 19th century. The home and the family became the centre of 19th century life and the family was the most common of all Victorian paintings....   [tags: Papers]

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The Industrial Revolution During The Nineteenth Century

- The Industrial Revolution during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was a period in time when Europe, especially England, began to go through mechanization—the transition from using hand tools, to energy powered machinery. Through the advancement of technology, development of power, and an increase in mechanization, the production of society also increased. The invention of the cotton gin sped up the process of separating seeds from cotton, and as a result, made slavery much more profitable....   [tags: Capitalism, Karl Marx, Marxism, Socialism]

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Nineteenth Century Sensational Fiction: Dime Novels

-  Nineteenth Century Sensational Fiction: Dime Novels In the late nineteenth century, a new form of sensational fiction emerged.  Called dime novels because of the five to twenty-five cent sale price, these pocket-sized books told short stories of American frontier adventure.  Often formulaic, these stories centered on macho heroes and damsels in distress, never venturing far beyond plotlines of capture and rescue, pursuit and escape.  Violence and lewdness became the impetus for the popularity of this form which, because of its cheapness, was often passed along to friends and neighbors upon completion.  The serial nature of these stories, which featured a set number of identifiable ch...   [tags: Literature Literary]

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Expansionism in the late 19th/ Early 20th century

- Expansionism in the late 19th/ Early 20th century Expansionism in America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century shared many similarities and differences to that of previous American expansionist ideals. In both cases of American expansionism, the Americans believed that we must expand our borders in order to keep the country running upright. Also, the Americans believed that the United States was the strongest of nations, and that they could take any land they pleased. This is shown in the "manifest destiny" of the 1840's and the "Darwinism" of the late 1800's and early 1900's....   [tags: American America History]

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Agrarian Woes in the Late 19th Century

- ... Railroads allowed for enormous opportunities after the Civil War, land previously too far from eastern cities to profitable was now farmable. However, farmers now saw themselves at the whim of the railroads and other commercial interests, making them easy prey for business practices that exploited their product. Railroads inflicted policies that reciprocated more negative than positive onto small time shippers and farmers. Competition between rail lines made profit supersede the consumer. Small farmers and shippers received the short end of the stick when companies offered rebates and price cuts to larger shippers, and while this helped to stimulate big business, many farmers were left...   [tags: farmers, railroads, expansion]

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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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The Role of the Individual and Society in the Late 19th Century, Nationalism

- The Role of the Individual and Society in the Late 19th Century, Nationalism A young boy of both German and Italian heritage opens a book on his ancestry. The earliest recordable links he can trace from his Italian and German roots are two tribes. The tribes are very similar in all aspects that he can discern. The German people have the same interests, occupations, religions, and traditions. Identical traits are seen in the Italian tribe. The boy questions, however, if these people can really be his ancestors....   [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]

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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]

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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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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]

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The Influence of Royal Weddings on Bridal Fashion in the Nineteenth Century

- The Influence of Royal Weddings on Bridal Fashion in the Nineteenth Century • Background: Weddings may be one of the most festive social occasions. The bridal dress was a chance to show off one’s best dress and finest accessories. The first possible references of wedding apparel came from the Hellenistic period of Greece. However, there was no real consideration of element, fabric, color, or style. It was given meaning by the use of accessories, such as flowers and metal tiaras. Long before the early 19th century, the idea of ceremony-specific clothing, particularly for a one-time event, was beyond the financial means of the vast majority of the population....   [tags: wedding dress, tradition, standards]

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Late Modernity: The High Tide of Imperialism

- Beginning in the 1850’s, European states engaged in an intense scramble for overseas territories. This “new imperialism” led Europeans to carve up parts of Asia and nearly all of Africa and create colonial empires. Within these empires, European states exercised complete political control over the indigenous societies and regularly redrew political boundaries to meet their needs. During the scramble for new markets and territories, the indigenous peoples were often subjugated, dominated and marginalized....   [tags: European Expansion, Conquest]

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Public Health and Nineteenth-Century Literature

- Public Health and Nineteenth-Century Literature "To envy nought beneath the ample sky; to mourn no evil deed, no hour misspent and, like a living violet, silently return in sweets to heaven what goodness lent, then bend beneath the chastening shower content." -Elliot The concerns and problems of the people living in nineteenth century England differed dramatically from those that eventually challenged those living in the same place during the 20th century. During the nineteenth century the English were plagued with many epidemics, but lacked the knowledge and capability to successfully treat and eliminate these diseases....   [tags: European Europe History]

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Agrarian Discontent In The Late 1800s

- "Why the Farmers Were Wrong" The period between 1880 and 1900 was a boom time for American politics. The country was for once free of the threat of war, and many of its citizens were living comfortably. However, as these two decades went by, the American farmer found it harder and harder to live comfortably. Crops such as cotton and wheat, once the bulwark of agriculture, were selling at prices so low that it was nearly impossible for farmers to make a profit off them. Furthermore, improvement in transportation allowed foreign competition to materialize, making it harder for American farmers to dispose of surplus crop....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rights of Women in the Nineteenth Century and in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

- Henrik Ibsen, who was born in Norway but made his name internationally, was a painter as well as the one of most famous playwrights during the period of Realism. Ibsen’s plays are well-known by the themes of domestic and political issues and conflict in nineteenth century. Scholars call it “Ibsen’s problems play” (Henrik Ibsen, 650). In addition, in Ibsen’s plays, the general topics that are usually discussed are hypocrisy of the society, restriction of women, and the self-sacrifice. Under the influence of Industrial Revolution, the conflict between classes and the struggle among workers were becoming more and more intense, especially among women....   [tags: A Doll’s House]

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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]

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Symphonies And Their Composers During The Nineteenth Century

- Symphonies and Their Composers Early Eighteenth Century the term “symphony” was applied to the instrumental preludes and postludes of vocal pieces such as arias and songs. By derivation the word means simply “a music ensemble”. Today, we apply the term to a much more larger composition such as an orchestra (typically in three or four movements). The symphony can also be defined as a sonata for orchestra. Symphonies of the earlier era, the Classical Era, were mostly simpler, and followed a smaller scale....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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Challenging The Biological : The Fantasy Of Male Birth As A Nineteenth Century Narrative Of Ethical Failure

- The article that I have chosen to analyze is entitled “Challenging the Biological: The Fantasy of Male Birth as a Nineteenth Century Narrative of Ethical Failure”. The author of this article is Galia Benziman. Benziman states her main thesis as “I will discuss four nineteenth century works that examine such possibilities, emerging in an era that offers a particularly rich treatment of the theme. With the rise of the belief in, and anxiety about, the supremacy of science, we witness in nineteenth-century fictional works a recurrent staging of the male subject’s attempt to harness technology for the purpose of overcoming the biological limitation of his sex and procreating a new being.” This i...   [tags: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde]

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The Robber Barons : The Nineteenth Century, Brought America Into A New World

- Infamous Robber Barons The nineteenth century, brought America into a new world. In the 1900’s, many men set the tone for our history. These men go by the names of J.P Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller. These men each brought America into the future. Although these men are the reason for where we are today, they did not get to where they were without making enemies along the way. All these men had another thing in coming, as much as they hated each other they all were dependent on each other to strive....   [tags: John D. Rockefeller, ExxonMobil, Standard Oil]

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British-Chinese Relations in the Nineteenth Century and Alicia Bewicke Little's Novel, A Marriage in China

- British-Chinese Relations in the Nineteenth Century and Alicia Bewicke Little's Novel, A Marriage in China The year was 1842, and Britain had just finished a successful military campaign in China, a campaign that also signified a rather humiliating defeat for the Chinese army. The first Opium War reestablished Britain's profitable opium trade routes from India to China, and also established a new mode of British-Chinese relations, one that resulted in British control of the new colony of Hong Kong and semicolonial control over various treaty ports....   [tags: Politics Government]

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The Impact of Opium Use in Nineteenth-Century England

- The Impact of Opium Use in Nineteenth-Century England Introduction Evidence from contemporary newspapers and other sources suggest that by the mid nineteenth-century England was beginning to realize the depth of its opium problem. Opium had been introduced by the Arabs around the sixteenth-century, England began to seriously trade it around the late seventeenth- century. English citizens, by this time, through its exploits, were using the drug for medical reasons. However, most of these new cures all used opium in some form....   [tags: European Europe History]

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Nineteenth Century Short Stories and the Gothic Genre

- Nineteenth Century Short Stories and the Gothic Genre The three short stories that I have chosen to compare and contrast are: The Signalman by Charles Dickens, An Arrest by Ambrose Bearcy and Napoleon and the Spectre by Charlotte Brontë. All these stories were completed by the mid to late eighteenth hundreds. The Signalman is set by a railway in Britain, along a lonely stretch of a railway line in a steep cutting. An Arrest is set in America and for the most part in a forest. Napoleon and the Spectre is set in Paris....   [tags: The Signalman An Arrest Essays]

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The Contribution of Science to Advancement to the Cause of Disease in Nineteenth Century

- The Contribution of Science to Advancement to the Cause of Disease in Nineteenth Century The evolving level of scientific knowledge was a major contributing factor to the advancement of causes of disease. The first step to the advancement of the causes of disease was the discovery of micro-organisms. If we go back to the late 1600's, a Dutch clockmaker by the named of Anthony van Leeuwenhoek made one of the first microscopes. His microscopes were not very clear and the image clarity was poor, but he still studied anything he could find....   [tags: Papers]

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Desiree 's Baby Is A Mid Nineteenth Century

- Désirée’s Baby is a mid 19th century, American short story. The story takes place on two Louisiana plantations: Valmondé and L’Abri. Désirée’s Baby involves love, race, and prejudice. While reading the story it is clear that Désirée and the baby are the protagonist and Armand is the antagonist. The American short story is about Désirée who was adopted as a young girl by a wealthy Creole couple known as the Valmondé’s. She ends up falling in love with Armand who is also from a wealthy Creole family....   [tags: Racism, American Civil War, Race]

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The Realism Of The 19th Century

- The nineteenth century was an active age of economic, social and political revolution. Momentous scientific advances began to be invented, such as iron and steel, the telegraph and telephone, and the steam engine. Due to these advances, Europe as a whole began to transition from a predominantly agrarian society to and industrial based one. The rise of factories called for countless workers and overall eventually led to worker’s rights becoming citizen rights. Industrialization and urbanization also put emphasis on class distinction....   [tags: Socialism, Karl Marx, Art, Working class]

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Coney Island at the Turn of the Century

- During the late nineteenth century, America was undergoing a cultural change in society. An island with Amusement Parks and vast beaches was underway in development to change the face of America in ways no one could have imagined at the time. The island was referred to as Coney Island. Coney Island Amusement Parks was built in a span of 30 years that would provide the American people a place to relax and enjoy time together with their friends and family. As a whole, Coney Island at the turn of the century, offered the ways of the future in distinctive ways; through technological advances of the era....   [tags: development, industrialization]

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Clara Wieck Schumann and the Struggle for Equality in Nineteenth-Century Germany

- Clara Wieck Schumann and the Struggle for Equality in Nineteenth-Century Germany The place of women before and during the nineteenth century is well summarized by a Bavarian statute book, which states that “by marriage, the wife comes under the authority of the husband and the law allows him to chastise her moderately” (Gay 177). These ideas are similarly echoed in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen and the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The former did not afford women any of the rights provided for men, such as liberty, property, resistance to oppression, voting, free speech, etc.; the latter reasoned that because women were the weaker sex, they should not (and mo...   [tags: Research Papers]

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Investigating Factors Leading to the Increase in Mass-production in the US and Great Britain in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

- Investigating Factors Leading to the Increase in Mass-production in the US and Great Britain in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries Mass production – the combination of single purpose machines and unskilled labour to produce standardised goods played a pinnacle role in industrial efficiency during the last century. But why did it become the dominant form of production. It is pertinent to define the term mass-production as used in this paper before going on to discuss why it became the dominant production process in the late 19th and early 20th centuries....   [tags: Papers]

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The Intellectual Role of Women in the 20th Century

- The Intellectual Role of Women in the 20th Century During late nineteenth century women were considered inferior and had fewer rights than men. The only two roles expected of her were to be a wife or a mother. Women could not own a property on their name at that time. Divorce laws and custody of children were mainly in favor of men. Women were restrained from going to universities and professional schools. In addition to the educational limitations, women challenged gender stereotypes from the scientists and philosophers....   [tags: gender stereotypes, vulnerability, poverty]

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Summary of the Development of Anthropological Theory from the XIX century to the Present XXI century

- ... Though most associate the term ‘survival of the fittest’ with Charles Darwin, it was in fact Herbert Spencer who had originally coined it. Together Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer were the fundamental influences that formulated the basic foundations which allowed for new frameworks within the field of anthropology to appear. Around the same time that Darwin and Spencer were introducing their theories into the scientific community, there were scientists who were creating other theories surrounding the development of society and culture....   [tags: degeneratism, evolutionism, functionalism]

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Challenge Of The 21st Century : Immigration Reform

- Challenge of the 21st Century: Immigration Reform In 2013, nearly 1.7 million immigrants entered the United States -- a nation built with the blood and sweat of the millions of immigrants who came to it -- in search of a better life, one free from tyranny and oppression. However, only nine hundred thousand of these immigrants entered the country legally, vesting their time and resources into the legal residency “green card” program -- the very first step to full citizenship (Monger). The other seven hundred thousand immigrants entered the country illegally, exploiting security failures on the US southern border, and policy failures in Washington, DC (Morgan)....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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Women’s Groups In The Twentieth-Century

- The twentieth-century would see important changes to the working rights of women. In 1900, women make up 18.3% of the American labor force a number that would continue to rise throughout the century. In 1920 women accounted for 12% of the professional sector. Despite the increasing numbers of women wage earners, in the twentieth-century, the federal government was not doing enough promote equality for women; as a result, women would form their own organizations in the form of unions and associations to ensure full equality....   [tags: Women, trade union league]

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Economics of the Late Victorian Era

- Economics of the Late Victorian Era With the power of wealth and concentration of industry, the tremendous development in machinery, and power to drive machinery; with the improvement of the tools of labor, so that they are wonderfully tremendous machines, and with these all on the one hand; with labor, the workers, performing a given part of the whole product, probably an infinitesimal part, doing the thing a thousand or thousands of times over and over again in a day-labor divided and subdivided and specialized, so that a working man is but a mere cog in the great industrial modern plant; his individuality lost, alienated from the tools of labor; with concentration of wealth, concentrat...   [tags: Papers]

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Immigrants Were First Welcomed Of The Late 1700s

- Immigrants were first welcomed in the late 1700s. European explorers like Walter Raleigh, Lord Baltimore, Roger William, William Penn, Francis Drake, John Smith, and others explored to the New World for religious purposes and industrial growth. The first European settlers that settled in the late 1700s were the Pilgrims. After the Pilgrims first settled in Virginia, the expansion of immigrants started. Then in 1860 to 1915, America was growing with its industries, technology, and education. America’s growing empire attracted many people from Europe....   [tags: Ku Klux Klan, Immigration to the United States]

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Analysis Of Gilman 's The Yellow Wallpaper

- 1. How does Gilman use the setting, her narrator 's "prison" upstairs, to represent the narrator 's predicament. What does her confinement tell us, if anything, about a woman 's position in society at the time of the story 's events. In Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator’s setting in an environment similar to that of a prison helps represent the narrator’s powerlessness over herself and her medical care. In her description of the room, the narrator states, “the windows are barred for little children, and there are rings and things in the walls” (Gilman), in addition to mentioning a gate at the top of the steps and a “great immovable bed” (Gilman)....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, 19th century]

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