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  • Eighteenth Century Prison Conditions

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    Eighteenth Century Prison Conditions Eighteenth century prisons had appalling conditions. The conditions in every aspect were horrendous, the cells were bare, empty rooms except for a bed and if you were lucky a fireplace with overcrowding in most prisons affecting conditions, prison was not the best place to be living unless you were rich. Most conditions were due to the fact that no one tried or attempted to rehabilitate the prisoners, prisons were just built to hold people until they

  • The Heavenly City of Eighteenth Century Philosophers

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    Great Chain of Being as the concept that gave absolute structure to society. b. The world of the philosophes c. The commonly ascribed difference between the two d. Becker’s argument i. The eighteenth century philosophers were more similar to the thirteenth century theologians than to humans today. ii. The 18th century philosophers, he maintains, were trying to (possibly unconsciously) deconstruct the heavenly city of the old religious order and reconstruct it back on earth. In substituting progressivism

  • Boston And New York In The Eighteenth Century By Pauline Maier

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    In the essay, “Boston and New York in the Eighteenth Century” by author Pauline Maier describes the duties and personalities to the American colonial cities and what made New York and Boston so exclusive and distinctive from one another by the point of the eighteenth century. Maier comes to an end of the cities that are being observed and concentrated functions of the Boston and New York were the local capitals and important to the cultural centers of newspapers and pamphlets being advertised, deliberated

  • The Value of Currency in Eighteenth Century England

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    The Value of Currency in Eighteenth Century England For most of the eighteenth century, a shilling a day was a fair wage for most workers. Highly skilled workmen naturally made more; unskilled laborers and farm workers fared somewhat less favorably. One shilling would take home "5 Ibs.. of meat or four rabbits, 3 quarts of strong ale, or 6 gallons of 'middling' beer" (Mays 6). M. Dorothy George relates that the cheapest theatre seat, in the top gallery, was about a shilling. And the "weekly rent

  • Analysis Of Isser Woloch's Eighteenth Century Europe

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    The opinions surrounding the history of eighteenth century Europe are vast and controversial, particularly where it concerns the causes that spurred the beginning of the modern era. In the introduction of his book, Eighteenth-century Europe, Isser Woloch states that understanding how Europe ascended to domination is the central theme. He also wrote that the events that occurred in the eighteenth century, the rise in population, the changes in economics, “social relations, governance, and cultural

  • Review of Warfare In The Eighteenth Century by Jeremy Black

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    This book covers warfare in the 1700s as the title suggests, and in doing so provides quality reading and a vast amount of information. Dr. Black shows that there were a number of facets to the concept of 18th century warfare. One facet was variety in terms of military traditions and practices as well as how many different kinds of each there were across the globe. Another facet was a lack of technology-driven victory, because there were no real advances in technology that led to triumph in warfare

  • Eighteenth Century Ballooning

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    Eighteenth Century Ballooning In a time where the skies are full of aircraft, it is hard to imagine a time when air travel was nothing but a dream. That was just the case during the early eighteenth century. The dream of flight was so concentrated on winged flight that ballooning was actually and accidental discovery. The shift to alternate opportunities to fly occurred in 1766 with the discovery of hydrogen. Henry Cavendish discovered the gas he coined the “inflammable

  • India in the Eighteenth Century

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    India in the Eighteenth Century ‘ The eighteenth century saw not so much the decline of the Mughal ruling elite, but its transformation and the ascent of inferior social groups to over political power’. Christopher Bailey examines the changing degree of influence of the Nobility. This is linked to the decline in economic power, as witnessed by the breakdown of the system of assignments that was the Nobility’s instrument of subsistence. Commercial economy is said to have expanded in light of

  • Britain in the Eighteenth Century

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    Britain in the Eighteenth Century In the eighteenth century, Britain was a very different country, both industrially and agriculturally. Today's major cities such as London and Birmingham were a fraction of the size that they are today. There were no major factories, with the eighteenth century equivalent running on power generated from waterwheels. There were no roads, just dirt tracks, and all farming was done manually, with help from horses pulling carts instead of machinery. Approximately

  • Satire in the Eighteenth Century

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    Satire in the Eighteenth Century New ideas, original thoughts, and fresh interpretations characterized the spirit of the eighteenth century. Science was flourishing, and therefore it brought new discoveries that challenged the traditional dominating force of religion.  Influential figures of the age, such as Voltaire, Jonathan Swift, and William Hogarth, strove to assure human betterment and advance human thinking through truth and humorous criticism.  They employed the use of satire in order

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