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Inventing the 19th Century

  • 224 Pages
  • 4.69 MB
  • English
NYU Press
Inventions & inventors, World history: c 1750 to c 1900, c 1800 to c 1900, Technology & Industrial Arts, Inventions, Technology, Reference, Modern - 19th Century, 19th century, Hi
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL8046047M
ISBN 100814788106
ISBN 139780814788103

From the cash register to the safety pin, from the machine gun to the pocket protector, and from lawn tennis to the light bulb, Inventing the 19th Century is a fascinating, illustrative window into the Victorian Age.

Read more Read less click to open popoverCited by: 3. Inventing the 19th Century: Inventions That Shaped the Victorian Age from Aspirin to the Zeppelin. Dishwashers, electric light bulbs, gramophones, motion picture cameras, radios, roller skates, typewriters.

While these inventions seem to speak of the 20th century, they all in fact date from the 19th century/5. "An important book for both Americanists and students of Victorian Britain, Inventing the Addict traces the historical development of the idea of addiction as a specific complication of the history of subjectivity in the by: So begins Inventing the Victorians by Matthew Sweet, a compact and mind-bending whirlwind tour through the soul of the nineteenth century, and a round debunking of our assumptions about it.

The Victorians have been victims of the "the enormous condescension of posterity," in the historian E. Thompson's phrase/5(23). From the cash register to the safety pin, from the machine gun to the pocket protector, and from lawn tennis to the light bulb, Inventing the 19th Century is a 5/5(2).

In Inventing New England, Dona Brown traces the creation of these calendar-page images and describes how tourism as a business emerged in the nineteenth century and came to shape the landscape, economy, and culture of a by: Early 19th Century: The Era of Industrialization + Publishers in Control.

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The early 19th century was an era of transformation for bookbinding. With the increase in the demand for books, binders turned to mechanization to meet the challenge. Publishers also began to take control of the whole book-making process, from editing to printing to binding. The article's title echoes that of Anthony Platt's book The Child Savers: The Invention of Delinquency,19 a study of the child saving move ment in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century.

Platt is a sociologist, concerned with 'the ways in. This exhibition traces the evolution of book cover design and technology from tothe heyday of cloth bindings in America. Book cloth was invented in the early s, and rapidly superseded other materials: it was cheaper than leather, but more durable than paper.

Dust jackets were introduced near the end of the nineteenth century, and by the s the jackets. The 19th century was the age of machine tools—tools that made tools and machines that made parts for other machines, including interchangeable parts.

The 19th century brought us the assembly line, speeding up the factory production of goods.

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It also gave birth to the notion of a professional : Mary Bellis. Inventing the 19th Century by Stephen van Dulken (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating4/5(1). Before the introduction of books, writing on bone, shells, wood and silk was prevalent in China long before the 2nd century BC, until paper was invented in China around the 1st century AD.

China's first recognizable books, called jiance or jiandu, were made of rolls of thin split and dried bamboo bound together with hemp, silk, or leather. Goode was a 19th century inventor who reimagined the domestic space to make city living more efficient.

Yet unless you’re a very specific kind of historian, you’ve probably never heard of her.

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From the cash register to the safety pin, from the machine gun to the pocket protector, and from lawn tennis to the light bulb, Inventing the 19th Century is a fascinating, illustrative window into the Victorian Age. The 19th Century was a period of tremendous change in the daily lives of the average Americans.

Never before had such change occurred so rapidly or and had affected such a broad range of people. And these changes were primarily a result of tremendous advances in science and technology.

Many of the technologies that play such an central role in our daily life today were first invented. They invented a machine which extracted the fibres from wood (exactly as with rags) and made paper from it. Charles Fenerty also bleached the pulp so that the paper was white.

This started a new era for paper making. By the end of the 19th-century almost all printers in the western world were using wood in lieu of rags to make paper. Your favorite non-fiction about the 19th century ().

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Numerous polls to identify the greatest book of the century found The Lord of the Rings selected by widely different groups. [77] While constructing original fantasy worlds with detailed histories, geographies and political landscapes had been a part of the genre from the time of L. Frank Baum, Tolkien's influence greatly popularized the notion.

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Inventors and Inventions from - the First Half of the Nineteenth Century BELL, HENRY Henry Bell () was a Scottish engineer and. Get this from a library. Inventing the 19th century: the great age of Victorian inventions.

[Stephen Van Dulken; British Library.; Great Britain. Patent Office.] -- "We live in an age of convenience. Housework is made easier by machines like sewing machines and dishwashers, houses and streets are artificially lit with electric light bulbs, and in our leisure.

The going barrel invented in by Jean-Antoine Lépine provided a more constant drive force over the watch's running period, and its adoption in the 19th century made the fusee obsolete. Complicated pocket chronometers and astronomical watches with many hands and functions were made during this period.

The tale of photo books themselves began in 19th-century England, with a surprising subject matter and inventor: an amateur botanist named Anna Atkins, whose work is straightforwardly described in the book’s title, Photographs of.

Modern publishing: from the 19th century to the present. The 19th century. Price regulation. Development of copyright law. The early 20th century. The first literary agents. Effects of World War I. Design standards. The Great Depression. World War II and the postwar period. The postwar period.

The paperback revolution. This is the first book-length treatment of the Victorians' fascination with the old north. It explores the ways in which the terms 'Viking' and 'Viking Age', both unknown inwere invented, explored and popularised during the nineteenth century.

The material examined - published and unpublished - includes novels, poems, plays, lectures, reviews, secondary school textbooks, 5/5(1). The history of anatomy in the 19th century saw anatomists largely finalise and systematise the descriptive human anatomy of the previous century.

The discipline also progressed to establish growing sources of knowledge in histology and developmental biology, not only of humans but also of animals.

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