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The Steamboat Revolution

Author : Tim Sherwood
ISBN : 0752438948
Genre : Steamboats
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In 1815, a small paddle-wheeled steamship left the River Clyde and made the long and hazardous journey down the coast of Britain to the Thames. In doing so, she made a monumental journey at a speed of about five knots into the history books and became the first ever steamship to sail on the Thames. Her name was the Margery and she was to become the first of many steamers on the Thames. By 1830 there were about fifty steamships on the river, plying their trade, sailing to the Continent and back, and taking day trippers to the coast. The Thames had also become one of the shipbuilding centres for the steamers, with engine manufacturers and shipbuilders along the length of the Thames in east London. Tim Sherwood tells the story of the Thames’ first steamships and the revolution in trade and tourism that occurred as a result.
Category: Steamboats

The Industrial Revolution

Author : Neil Morris
ISBN : 0431116164
Genre : Industrial revolution
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This series helps students learn the research skills they need to find, evaluate, organise and use evidence, as well as explaining such issues as citation and plagiarism.
Category: Industrial revolution

Inheriting The Revolution

Author : Joyce Appleby
ISBN : 9780674006638
Genre : History
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Details the experiences of the first generation of Americans who inherited the independent country, discussing the lives, businesses, and religious freedoms that transformed the country in its early years.
Category: History

The Industrial Revolution In United States History

Author : Anita Louise McCormick
ISBN : 9780766061064
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Imagine listening as Alexander Graham Bell first demonstrates the telephone, or watching Thomas Edison show off his new invention, the automatic telegraph. In less than two hundred years, the United States changed from a rural, agricultural society into an industrial world power. Author Anita Louise McCormick explores the inventions, ideas, and innovators who helped bring the Industrial Revolution from its roots in Great Britain to America.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Industrial Revolution

Author : Emily Mahoney
ISBN : 9781534561335
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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During the Industrial Revolution, millions of Americans moved from farms to cities in search of work in new factories. This shift from an agricultural society to an industrial society was monumental, shaping the United States into the nation it is today. Readers explore the driving forces behind the Industrial Revolution and lasting effects of this dramatic change through carefully chosen primary sources, sidebars that feature first-person accounts of this time period, and riveting main text filled with essential historical facts. With each turn of the page, readers will find themselves fully immersed in this seminal time period in American history.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Western River Steamboat

Author : Adam I. Kane
ISBN : 1585443433
Genre : History
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Given in honor of Royce Hickman by the Aggieland Rotary Club of Bryan-College Station.
Category: History

Waves Across The South A New History Of Revolution And Empire

Author : Sujit Sivasundaram
ISBN : 9780007575558
Genre : History
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‘Helps re-centre how we look at the world and opens up new perspectives on how we can look at regions, peoples and places that have been left to one side of traditional histories for far too long’ PETER FRANKOPAN
Category: History

The Viennese Revolution Of 1848

Author : R. John Rath
ISBN : 9780292787025
Genre : History
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Liberalism, in the nineteenth-century sense of the term, came to Austria much later than it came to western Europe, for it was not until the 1840s that the industrial revolution reached the Hapsburg Empire, bringing in its train miserable working conditions and economic upheaval, which created bitter resentment among the working classes and a longing for a Utopia that would cure the ills of mankind. This new-found liberalism, largely self-contained and uninfluenced by liberal movements outside the empire, centered mainly in the idea of individual freedom and constitutional monarchism. In the end, the revolution failed because the moderates proved too weak to control the radical excesses, and the radicals in growing desperation tried to turn the rebel idea into a democratic and, at the extreme, a republican one. Fear of this extremism finally drove the moderates into the counterrevolutionary camp. Since the Viennese rebels fought to achieve many of the goals fundamental to democracy, historians have generally tended to idealize the revolutionaries and forget their shortcomings. R. John Rath has sought to evaluate the revolution from the point of view of the political ideologies of 1848 rather than those of the mid-twentieth century. Moreover, he has clearly and objectively stated the case for both the left and the right, pointing out the failures and shortcomings of each. At its publication, this was the first detailed English-language book on the Viennese Revolution of 1848 in more than a hundred years. The author has not confined himself to the bare bones of history. In his descriptions of the times and lively portrayals of the chief actors of the revolution, he has vividly restaged a drama of an ideal that failed.
Category: History

Writers And Revolution

Author : Jonathan Beecher
ISBN : 9781108905237
Genre : Political Science
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The revolution of 1848 has been described as the revolution of the intellectuals. In France, the revolution galvanised the energies of major romantic writers and intellectuals. This book follows nine writers through the revolution of 1848 and its aftermath: Alphonse de Lamartine, George Sand, Marie d'Agoult, Victor Hugo, Alexis de Tocqueville, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Alexander Herzen, Karl Marx, and Gustave Flaubert. Conveying a sense of the experience of 1848 as these writers lived it, this fresh and engaging study captures the sense of possibility at a time when it was not yet clear that the Second French Republic had no future. By looking closely at key texts in which each writer attempted to understand, judge, criticise, or intervene in the revolution, Jonathan Beecher shows how each endeavoured to answer the question posed explicitly by Tocqueville: Why, within the space of two generations, did democratic revolutions twice culminate in the dictatorship of a Napoleon?
Category: Political Science

Lenin S Brother The Origins Of The October Revolution

Author : Philip Pomper
ISBN : 9780393070798
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Drawing on the family archives of Vladimir Lenin, originally Vladimir Ulyanov, the author traces the transformation of the Communist leader's brother, Alexander, from a humble student to a terrorist plotting the assassination of the tsar and delves into how the failed plot and Alexander's subsequent execution shaped the ideals and motivations of Lenin.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

General Richard Montgomery And The American Revolution

Author : Hal T. Shelton
ISBN : 9780814779750
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Bhishma," the sixth book of the eighteen-book epic The Maha*bhárata, narrates the first ten days of the great war between the Káuravas and the Pándavas. This first volume covers four days from the beginning of the great battle and includes the famous "Bhágavad*gita ("The Song of the Lord"), presented here within its original epic context. In this "bible" of Indian civilization the charioteer Krishna empowers his disciple Árjuna to resolve his personal dilemma: whether to follow his righteous duty as a warrior and slay his opponent relatives in the just battle, or to abstain from fighting and renounce the warrior code to which he is born.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Long American Revolution And Its Legacy

Author : Lester D. Langley
ISBN : 9780820355764
Genre : History
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"This book brings together the author's personal and professional link to the long American Revolution in a narrative that spans more than 150 years and places the Revolution in multiple contexts -- from the local to the transatlantic and hemispheric and from racial and gendered to political, social, economic, and cultural perspectives. A descendant on his father's side from a long line of Kentuckians, the author grew up torn between a father who embodied the Revolution's poor white male driven by economic self-interest and racial prejudices and a devoted and pious mother who saw life and history as a morality play. The author's intellectual and professional 'encounter' with the American Revolution came in the 1960s as a young historian specializing in U.S. foreign relations and Latin American history, an era when the U.S. encounter with the Cuban Revolution in the hemisphere and the civil rights movement at home served as reminders of the lasting and troublesome legacy of a long American Revolution. In a sweeping narrative that incorporates both the traditional, iconic literature on the Revolution and more recent works in U.S., Canadian, Latin American, Caribbean, and Atlantic world history, the author addresses fundamental questions about the Revolution's meaning and legacy"--
Category: History

It Started With A Steamboat

Author : Steven Harvey
ISBN : 9781425967192
Genre : History
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The book, "When Substance Abuse Attacks Your Home," is written with great pain and many regrets. It shares more than facts and realities about drug addiction. The book also conveys the hard realities that accompany chemical dependency. These details are not appealing, but never the less, brutally honest. The book is filled with up-to-date research on this critical subject. Invaluable information and resources are made easy to retrieve, and practical to use. Among the many special features of this book, is the clear explanation of why it is so difficult for a drug addict to break away from his/her bondage. The relational aspect of substance abuse is uniquely put side by side the union between a husband and wife, "until death do us part" This book offers the reader facts easy to comprehend and numerous experimental insights. Since this book is written from a family's viewpoint into substance abuse, the reader cannot help~ but feel the pain and see the tears a family lives through when one of their loved ones is chemical dependent. While the main focus is on the drug addict, another touching and helpful feature, is the unmasking of the torments of the addict's parents and siblings.
Category: History

The Revolutionary Constitution

Author : David J. Bodenhamer
ISBN : 9780199913039
Genre : History
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The framers of the Constitution chose their words carefully when they wrote of a more perfect union--not absolutely perfect, but with room for improvement. Indeed, we no longer operate under the same Constitution as that ratified in 1788, or even the one completed by the Bill of Rights in 1791--because we are no longer the same nation. In The Revolutionary Constitution, David J. Bodenhamer provides a comprehensive new look at America's basic law, integrating the latest legal scholarship with historical context to highlight how it has evolved over time. The Constitution, he notes, was the product of the first modern revolution, and revolutions are, by definition, moments when the past shifts toward an unfamiliar future, one radically different from what was foreseen only a brief time earlier. In seeking to balance power and liberty, the framers established a structure that would allow future generations to continually readjust the scale. Bodenhamer explores this dynamic through seven major constitutional themes: federalism, balance of powers, property, representation, equality, rights, and security. With each, he takes a historical approach, following their changes over time. For example, the framers wrote multiple protections for property rights into the Constitution in response to actions by state governments after the Revolution. But twentieth-century courts--and Congress--redefined property rights through measures such as zoning and the designation of historical landmarks (diminishing their commercial value) in response to the needs of a modern economy. The framers anticipated just such a future reworking of their own compromises between liberty and power. With up-to-the-minute legal expertise and a broad grasp of the social and political context, this book is a tour de force of Constitutional history and analysis.
Category: History

Revolutionary Mexico

Author : John Mason Hart
ISBN : 9780520215313
Genre : History
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Looks at the Mexican Revolution against the background of world history, discusses the causes of the revolt, and compares it with those in Iran, Russia, and China
Category: History

Trotsky And The Russian Revolution

Author : Geoffrey Swain
ISBN : 9781317812777
Genre : History
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Supporters of Stalin saw Trotsky as a traitor and renegade. Trotsky’s own supporters saw him as the only true Leninist. In Trotsky and the Russian Revolution, Geoffrey Swain restores Trotsky to his real and central role in the Russian Revolution. In this succinct and comprehensive study, Swain contests that: In the years between 1903 and 1917, it was the ideas of Trotsky, rather than Lenin, which shaped the nascent Bolshevik Party and prepared it for the overthrow of the Tsar. During the autumn of 1917 workers supported Trotsky’s idea of an insurrection carried out by the soviet, rather than Lenin’s demand for a party orchestrated coup d’etat. During the Russian Civil War, Trotsky persuaded a sceptical Lenin that the only way to victory was through the employment of officers trained in the Tsar’s army. As well as examining Trotsky’s critique of Stalin’s Russia in the 1930s, this seminar reader probes deeper to explore the ideas which drove Trotsky forward during his years of influence over Russia’s revolutionary politics, exploring such key concepts as how to construct a revolutionary party, how to stage a successful insurrection, how to fight a revolutionary war, and how to build a socialist state.
Category: History

The European Revolutions 1848 1851

Author : Jonathan Sperber
ISBN : 0521547792
Genre : History
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In this second edition, Jonathan Sperber has updated and expanded his study of the European Revolutions that brought millions of people across the European continent into political life between 1848 1851. The book offers an inclusive narrative of the revolutionary events and a structural analysis of the reasons for the revolutions' ultimate failure. A wide-reaching conclusion and a detailed bibliography make the book ideal both for classroom use and for a general reader wishing a better knowledge of this major historical event.
Category: History

Culture And Revolution

Author : Horacio Legrás
ISBN : 9781477311738
Genre : History
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In the twenty years of postrevolutionary rule in Mexico, the war remained fresh in the minds of those who participated in it, while the enigmas of the revolution remained obscured. Demonstrating how textuality helped to define the revolution, Culture and Revolution examines dozens of seemingly ahistorical artifacts to reveal the radical social shifts that emerged in the war’s aftermath. Presented thematically, this expansive work explores radical changes that resulted from postrevolution culture, including new internal migrations; a collective imagining of the future; popular biographical narratives, such as that of the life of Frida Kahlo; and attempts to create a national history that united indigenous and creole elite society through literature and architecture. While cultural production in early twentieth-century Mexico has been well researched, a survey of the common roles and shared tasks within the various forms of expression has, until now, been unavailable. Examining a vast array of productions, including popular festivities, urban events, life stories, photographs, murals, literature, and scientific discourse (including fields as diverse as anthropology and philology), Horacio Legrás shows how these expressions absorbed the idiosyncratic traits of the revolutionary movement. Tracing the formation of modern Mexico during the 1920s and 1930s, Legrás also demonstrates that the proliferation of artifacts—extending from poetry and film production to labor organization and political apparatuses—gave unprecedented visibility to previously marginalized populations, who ensured that no revolutionary faction would unilaterally shape Mexico’s historical process during these formative years.
Category: History