books about: 1870-1914
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. ...
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by McCullough, David (2003) Audio CD
Simon & Schuster Audio
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 ...
The Opening of the Canadian North, 1870-1914
McClelland and Stewart
Toronto, ON, Canada: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1971. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good, but Torn and Chipped DJ. Black boards with gilt lettering and graphics along the spine. FIRST EDITION. The Canadian Centenary Series. Illustrated with photographs and maps. The DJ has three tears to one-half inch and minor chips. "This pioneer study traces Canada's northward expansion in the years after Confederation." 340 pages which ...
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
Simon & Schuster
The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough. 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 ...
International Banking 1870-1914
Oxford University Press
This book, the product of a unique international scholarly collaboration sponsored jointly by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Soviet Academy of Sciences, provides a comprehensive survey on international banking from 1870 to 1914. In that period international investment reached dimensions previously unknown, and the banking systems of the world achieved a degree of internationalization without precedent. The book's authors, ...
From America to Norway: Norwegian-American Immigrant Letters 1838-1914, Volume I: 1838-1870
Univ Of Minnesota Press
Seeking economic improvement or a fresh start, following family or news of a land of opportunity, Norwegians left their homeland for America in great numbers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They settled in Pennsylvania and Illinois and moved on to Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and the Dakotas, finding in the preire or prærie a promising and hospitable landscape—and they wrote home about it. From these letters—some ...
Yeomen, Sharecroppers, and Socialists: Plain Folk Protest in Texas, 1870-1914 (Elma Dill Russell Spencer ...
Kyle G. Wilkison
Texas A&M University Press
As the nineteenth century ended in Hunt County, Texas, a way of life was dying. The tightly knit, fiercely independent society of the yeomen farmers—”plain folk,” as historians have often dubbed them—was being swallowed up by the rising tide of a rapidly changing, cotton-based economy. A social network based on family, religion, and community was falling prey to crippling debt and resulting loss of land ownership. For many of the rural ...
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 ...
North of 53: The Wild Days of the Alaska-Yukon Mining Frontier, 1870-1914
William R. Hunt
University of Alaska Press
“Saints and sinners, whores and housewives, swindlers and laborers alike attempted a hasty adjustment to novel conditions in a land that seemed strange and forbidding,” writes William R. Hunt in his narrative history of Alaska mining. Hunt offers an exciting anecdotal account that follows hungry prospectors, canny shopkeepers, hopeful hangers-on, and crafty lawyers through the gold mining camps and temporary towns of nineteenth-century ...
Christians and Jews in Germany: Religion, Politics and Ideology in the Second Reich, 1870-1914
Cornell Univ Pr
Book by Tal, Uriel
The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)
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The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914 by David McCullough, David McCullough ...
Simon & Schuster
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914 by McCullough, David 
Simon & Schuster
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.
By David McCullough The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914 (Classic Edition)
Simon & Schuster
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 ...
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 ...
The Ottoman Gulf: The Creation of Kuwait, Saudia Arabia, and Qatar
Frederick F. Anscombe
Columbia University Press
What caused the decline of the Ottoman empire in the Persian Gulf? Why has history credited only London, not Istanbul, with bringing about the birth of the modern Gulf States? Using the Ottoman imperial archives, as well as European and Arab sources, Anscombe explains how the combination of poor communication, scarce resources, and misplaced security concerns undermined Istanbul's control and ultimately drove the Gulf shaikhs to seek ...
The Diplomatic Background of the War, 1870-1914
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