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  • Epidemics Of The 19th Century

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    Epidemics of the 19th century were faced without the improved medical technologies that made the 20th and 21st-century epidemics rare and less lethal. It was in the 18th century that micro-organisms (viruses and bacteria) were discovered, but it was not until the late 19th century that the experiments of Lazzaro Spallanzani and Louis Pasteur disagreed with the spontaneous generation argument conclusively, crediting the germ theory and Robert Koch 's discovery of micro-organisms as the cause of disease

  • Nervousness in the 19th Century

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    George M. Beard, “strictly deficiency or lack of nerve-force” (American Nervousness, vi) in the 19th century. Nervousness at the time, was commonly acknowledged and accepted, so much so that it was written into literature, such as many of Jane Austen’s works. Many doctors considered nervousness to be a “woman’s disease” meaning that women were the most afflicted by this condition. Doctors of the 19th century have found excuses to restrict, restrain, objectify and metaphorically and literally lock women

  • Gilman 's The 19th Century

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    Gilman’s audiences in the 19th century were bizarre to read such a book like Herland. Nobody really expected to read a novel about a world of only women and given male abilities. Women’s lives in the 19th century were not always as easy. They faced inequality, abuse, expectations and stereotypes. Gilman did not just wanted to write Herland for women, but wanted both genders to treat each other equally and have respect. It’s sadly to say but the stereotypes, unequally and expectations for women

  • Fashion Plates In The 19th Century

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    I choose this question because I think that fashion plates accurately contribute to our understanding of fashion at that time they were produced. In the subsequent essay I intend on discussing fashion plates created in the early nineteenth century. As I believe they were an important part of an aristocratic ladies inspiration and they inform us about of the type of silhouettes, fabrics and even accessories in demand during that period. As Holland states it would be near impossible to study the evolution

  • Temperance Reform In The 19th Century

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    In the 19th century people did not like what the American society was turning into, so to control behaviors, and shape cultures the way they wanted. They created reforms to create a better environment. Reforms were made for temperance, abolitionist, antiprostitution, and other things that people thought they needed to change in the United States. They would do this by using popular things like songs, plays, novels, and narratives. Reformers wanted their information to develop to a large audience

  • Family Capitalism And The 19th Century

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    capitalism, which means long-live and long-lasting, they usually could not be passed on by more than one generation (Jones and Rose, 1993). Since the early 20th Century, among the world, Europe had a concentration of the largest ten and twenty companies in countries that are under family control. For instance in France at the beginning of the 21st Century, only 15 families had controlled 33.8% of the total market value of listed corporate assets; and in Germany, family firms hold 17 of the largest hundred

  • Expectations Of Women In The 19th Century

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    An Insight into the Expectations of a 19th Century Woman Since the beginning of time, women have been considered the weaker sex. During the nineteenth century, women were considered illogical and vulnerable. Women could not partake in employment opportunities and they could not vote. Men believed that women were the mentally and physically insuperior gender, therefore women were not considered equal to men. In opposition to this exhausted belief, women are now seen as strong and influential individuals

  • Women During The 19th Century

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    the beginning of the 19th century, the gap between males and females was much larger than it is now. Back then men and women were usually assumed to have certain occupations. For example, in the 1950s women were “supposed” to become housewives and stay at home all day cleaning, cooking, or taking care of their children (Parry 1584). Men on the other hand, were suspected to go out and work all day doing whatever occupation they held. Due to the media uprising in the 19th century, women began to feel

  • Women During The 19th Century

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    widening horizon. Every struggle is a victory." Keller’s ideas embody the change that occurs in women’s roles in American literature. The first writings of 16th century America contained little reference to women at all. In the early 19th century, women play somewhat larger roles but remain only in supporting roles until later in the century when a shift takes place and women now hold leading roles as the heroines of stories. Not only does the character’s role change, but also beginning in the 1800s

  • Women in the Late 19th Century

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    Throughout nineteenth century Europe and leading into the twentieth century, the division and integration of equal rights and liberties towards both genders was a predominant issue. From the 1860’s and beyond, male suffrage was expanding due to working-class activism and liberal constitutionalism, however women were not included in any political participation and were rejected from many opportunities in the workforce. They were considered second-class citizens, expected to restrict their sphere of