A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year - Vol. 1

A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year - Vol. 1

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A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year - Vol. 1

A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year - Vol. 1

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A survey of the last century reveals it as an age of some great men and many marvellous achievements. As the achievements exceed the giants of the age in number, so, too, they surpass them in grandeur. All the restless activity of a Napoleon or the iron policy of a Bismarck have not wrought upon modern life as did the steam engine. The great inventions and their adaptation to the needs of humanity are the real glories of the Nineteenth Century.

Thus new epochs in the development of man have been brought about by our modern modes of transit and transportation, our steam cars and boats, electric motors, bicycles and automobile vehicles, as well as our new modes of communication by means of the electric telegraph, telephone and phonograph.

Human life, as it exists now among civilized communities, owes still more, perhaps, to our new labor-saving machines and devices. Of these, our various agricultural implements, our sewing machines, type-writers and printing presses are but instances. The comforts of life have been immeasurably increased by the universal adoption of things now . . .

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