books about: 1870-1914
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
Simon & Schuster
Winner of the National Book Award From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Truman , here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise. The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds ...
Women Artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement, 1870-1914
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Private Lives, Public Spirit: Britain: 1870-1914 (Social Hist of Britain)
England 1870-1914 (Oxford History of England)
Sir Robert Ensor
Oxford University Press, USA
First published in 1936, this now-classic volume spans a time of rapid and far-reaching change in England--from Gladstone's first ministry, through the great contest with Disraeli, the Home Rule debate, the establishment of the Labour moverment, the Boer War, and the Liberal reforms of 1909-10, to the end of an era marked by the catastrophe of 1914. With stimulating analyses of social and economic developments as well as domestic and foreign ...
The Promised City: New York's Jews, 1870-1914, Revised edition (Harvard Paperback)
Harvard University Press
Rischin paints a vivid picture of Jewish life in New York at the turn of the century. Here are the old neighborhoods and crowded tenements, the Rester Street markets, the sweatshops, the birth of Yiddish theatre in America, and the founding of important Jewish newspapers and labor movements. The book describes, too, the city's response to this great influx of immigrants—a response that marked the beginning of a new concept of social ...
Europe : The World's Banker 1870-1914
Immigrants in the Lands of Promise: Italians in Buenos Aires and New York City, 1870-1914 (Cornell Studies in ...
Samuel L. Baily
Cornell University Press
Most studies of immigration to the New World have focused on the United States. Samuel L. Baily's eagerly awaited book broadens that perspective through a comparative analysis of Italian immigrants to Buenos Aires and New York City before World War I. It is one of the few works to trace Italians from their villages of origin to different destinations abroad.Baily examines the adjustment of Italians in the two cities, comparing such factors as ...
Nationalism and French Visual Culture, 1870-1914 (Studies in the History of Art Series)
NGW-Stud Hist Art
Between its defeat in the Franco-Prussian War and the outbreak of World War I, France experienced a tremendous rise in populist nationalism, the aftershocks of which can still be felt today. In examining the forces that shaped the arts of this period—from the academy to the avant-garde, and from the museum to public spaces—this volume explores the relationship between the arts and political conflict and the impact of nationalism during the ...
Death, Grief and Poverty in Britain, 1870-1914 (Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories)
Cambridge University Press
It has been assumed that the poor in Victorian and Edwardian Britain did not mourn their dead because of high mortality rates. Contesting this approach, Julie-Marie Strange studies the expression of grief among the working class, demonstrating that poverty increased--rather than deadened--it. She illustrates the mourning practices of the working classes through chapters addressing care of the corpse, the funeral, the cemetery, commemoration, and ...
Peasants into Frenchmen: The Modernization of Rural France, 1870-1914
Stanford University Press
France achieved national unity much later than is commonly supposed. For a hundred years and more after the Revolution, millions of peasants lived on as if in a timeless world, their existence little different from that of the generations before them. The author of this lively, often witty, and always provocative work traces how France underwent a veritable crisis of civilization in the early years of the French Republic as traditional ...
German Nationalism and Religious Conflict: Culture, Ideology, Politics, 1870-1914. (book reviews): An article ...
University of Saskatchewan
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Piety and Poverty: Working-Class Religion in Berlin, London and New York, 1870-1914 (Europe Past and Present)
Holmes & Meier Pub
The late 19th and early 20th centuries were regarded in many western countries as a time of religious crisis. This was generally believed to be most acute in cities and especially among the working class. This book focuses on working class religion in three of the world's greatest cities in this period of crisis. One of the most important matters at issue in the debate is that of the relationship between secularisation and urbanisation.
Crossings: The Great Transatlantic Migrations, 1870-1914
Indiana University Press
During the period 1870-1914, the Atlantic was a broad highway for migration. Unchecked by government restrictions, wars, or economic depressions, and aided by the new technologies of steamships and railroads, millions of people uprooted their lives and set off for new lands. Americans understand this story as a great saga of immigrants and assimilation of people drawn to the United States as to the promised land of opportunity. But what lay ...
Formation of Labour Movements, 1870-1914: An International Perspective (Contributions to the History of ...
Marcel Van Der Linden
Brill Academic Pub
The twenty-seven articles presented in this volume mark the first stage of an international research project set up after the comprehensive reorganization of the International Institute of Social History in 1987. The aim of this extensive book project is to study the development of working-class movements using comparative research in an international framework in the time-period 1870-1914. Included in this study are papers by experts on as many ...
Work and Play: The Production and Consumption of Toys in Germany, 1870-1914 (Social History, Popular Culture, ...
University of Michigan Press
The development of toys in late nineteenth century Germany represents a perhaps surprising, but nonetheless extremely valuable tool for understanding the influence of consumerism on Wilhelmine society at a time of extreme social transformation. The rapid development of commerce in toys brought to the industry a significant increase in national wealth and power, but toys also became a site for contesting social and cultural problems. Would ...
Gender and the Politics of Social Reform in France, 1870-1914
Professor Mary Lynn Stewart
The Johns Hopkins University Press
Traditional histories of the French Third Republic often overlook the extent to which concerns about the place of women and the health of the family influenced the course of government policy, particularly the direction of welfare reform. Combining the approaches of social and political history, Gender and the Politics of Social Reform in France, 1870-1914 offers a new perspective on women's lives in the Third Republic -- and on the emergence of ...
Colonialism in Africa 1870 - 1960: The History and Politics of Colonialism 1870 - 1914, Volume 1 (v. 1)
Cambridge University Press
A comprehensive study of recent African history, examining the political, social, and economic effects of colonialism.
Three German Invasions of France: The Summer Campaigns of 1870, 1914 and 1940
Pen and Sword
Tension and rivalry between France and Germany shaped the history of Western Europe in the century from 1860. Three times that hostility led to war and the invasion of France - in 1870, 1914 and 1940. The outcomes of the battles that followed reset the balance of power across the continent. Yet the German invasions tend to be viewed as separate events, in isolation, rather than as connected episodes in the confrontation between the two nations. ...
An Empire of Facts: Colonial Power, Cultural Knowledge, and Islam in Algeria, 1870-1914 (Critical ...
George R. Trumbull IV
Cambridge University Press
An Empire of Facts presents a fascinating account of the formation of French conceptions of Islam in France's largest and most important colony. During the period from 1870 to 1914, travelers, bureaucrats, scholars, and writers formed influential and long-lasting misconceptions about Islam that determined the imperial cultural politics of Algeria and its interactions with republican France. Narratives of Islamic mysticism, rituals, gender ...
Rivalry and Accord: International Relations 1870-1914 (Access to History)
In this resource, the authors guide the reader through a momentous period in modern history, from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. There is coverage of Great Power rivalry in Africa and China as well as Europe. By focusing on Germany's role in European diplomacy, during the eras of Bismarck and Kaiser William II, the book provides a coherent and lucid account of international affairs.
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