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The 18th Century: 1701-1800 John     Powell

The 18th Century: 1701-1800

John Powell

Published May 1st 2006
ISBN : 9781587652790
Hardcover
1087 pages
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In The 18th Century, the essays cover the worlds most important events and developments - from 1701 through 1800 - in the century that witnessed the worlds transition to a modern industrial and scientific society. Events covered include theMoreIn The 18th Century, the essays cover the worlds most important events and developments - from 1701 through 1800 - in the century that witnessed the worlds transition to a modern industrial and scientific society. Events covered include the obligatory geopolitical events of the era - from the War of the Spanish Succession through the American and French Revolutions, from the collapse of the South Sea Bubble to the rise of Napoleon. Also, however, the essays address key social and cultural developments in daily life: the expansion of the Atlantic slave trade- the Enlightenment in Europe- the excavation of Pompeii- the beginnings of the abolitionist movement in North America- the seeds of the woman suffrage movement- and the opening of Japan to foreign commerce and publications.