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The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
David McCullough

Simon & Schuster, 1978

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 ...


Brave, Vigorous Life: How a British public school prepared young men for war, 1870-1914
David McDowell

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

In the First World War, over a thousand former pupils of Fettes College in Edinburgh served in the armed forces; a quarter lost their lives. This was not surprising. Since it opened in 1870, Fettes had loyally served the British Empire, sending out soldiers, administrators, missionaries, teachers, and traders. They wrote back to their old housemasters, telling stories of adventure which were printed in the school magazine. The pupils eagerly ...


Protestant Thought in the Nineteenth Century: Volume 2, 1870-1914
Claude Welch

Yale University Press, 1988

A comprehensive account of the principal Protestant theological concerns and writers from 1870 to World War 1. Welch discusses both major and minor thinkers, placing them within such over-arching themes as the nature of faith and the relationship of church and society.


The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914   [PATH BETWEEN THE SEAS] [Hardcover]
David McCullough

Simon & Schuster, 2003


The Promised City: New York's Jews, 1870-1914, Revised edition (Harvard Paperback)
Moses Rischin

Harvard University Press, 1977

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 ...


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, 2004

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 ...


Women artists of the arts and crafts movement, 1870-1914
Anthea Callen

Pantheon Books, 1979


England 1870-1914 (Oxford History of England)
Robert Ensor

Oxford University Press, 1936

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 ...


Peasants into Frenchmen: The Modernization of Rural France, 1870-1914
Eugen Weber

Stanford University Press, 1976

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 ...


The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.), 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Three German Invasions of France: The Summer Campaigns of 1870, 1914 and 1940
Douglas Fermer

Pen and Sword, 2014

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. ...


Organizing for War: France, 1870-1914
Rachel Chrastil

Louisiana State University Press, 2010

By the end of the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71), Germany occupied one-third of French territory, thousands of Alsatians and Lorrainers had flooded into France, and 140,000 French soldiers had died. France's crushing defeat in the most significant European armed conflict between the Napoleonic wars and World War I cast long shadows over military garrisons, meeting halls, and kitchen tables throughout the nation. Until now, no study has adequately ...


Rivalry and Accord: International Relations 1870-1914 (Access to History)
John Lowe, Robert Pearce

Hodder Headline, 2001

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.


Colette's Republic: Work, Gender, and Popular Culture in France, 1870-1914
Patricia A. Tilburg

Berghahn Books, 2010

"...a finely crafted study...The wealth of her scholarly evidence aside, Tilburg develops [her] arguments with magisterial care, resulting in a book that deserves the attention of all students of contemporary French history. Highly recommended." · Choice In France's Third Republic, secularism was, for its adherents, a new faith, a civic religion founded on a rabid belief in progress and the Enlightenment conviction that men (and women) ...


Masculinity and the New Imperialism: Rewriting Manhood in British Popular Literature, 1870-1914 (Cambridge ...
Bradley Deane

Cambridge University Press, 2014

At the end of the nineteenth century, the zenith of its imperial chauvinism and jingoistic fervour, Britain's empire was bolstered by a surprising new ideal of manliness, one that seemed less English than foreign, less concerned with moral development than perpetual competition, less civilized than savage. This study examines the revision of manly ideals in relation to an ideological upheaval whereby the liberal imperialism of Gladstone was ...


The dollar princesses: Sagas of upward nobility, 1870-1914
Ruth Brandon

Knopf, 1980

Discarded library book.


Art Nouveau 1870-1914
Jean Paul Bouillon

Rizzoli, 1985

147 pages with 345 illustrations 125 in full color. Bibliography. List of Illustrations. Index.


North of 53: The Wild Days of the Alaska-Yukon Mining Frontier, 1870-1914
William R Hunt

Macmillan, 1974

“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 ...


Jewish Reactions to German Anti-Semitism, 1870-1914
Ismar Schorsch

Columbia University Press, 1972


Sins of the Fathers: Decadence in France, 1870-1914
Jennifer Birkett

Quartet Books, 1986

The Sins of the Fathers takes the form of a general introduction to the Decadence Movement, followed by close studies of seven individual authors: Huysmans, de Gourmont, Peladan, Rachilde, Lorrain, Louys and Mirbeau. The author investigates the movement's artistic, literary, crotic, mystico-religious and political dimensions. Jennifer Birkett's study is a remarkable achievement, and makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of that ...



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