Progress and the Empires, 1850-1900

Progress and the Empires, 1850-1900

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Details the idea of Progress, fueled by advances in technology (electricity, steel, the locomotive, the telephone, microbial theory), accelerated industrialization and motivated imperialism. These lavishly illustrated volumes explore the social history of technology since the Industrial Revolution. Each volume considers one of six periods. Among the topics treated are living and working conditions, social and political movements, energy sources, communications, economics, and artistic life.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 244.9 x 337.8 x 9.1mm | 498.96g
  • Broomall, United States
  • English
  • 079107093X
  • 9780791070932