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Romanticism artwork

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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Romanticism was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the 18th century in Europe. above is an examples of the style of artwork.

The Revolutions of 1848.

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

The “March Revolution” in the German states took place in the south and the west of Germany, with large popular assemblies and mass demonstrations.  The people demanded the unification of Germany.

The 1st Factory Act

Monday, November 29th, 2010


The first Factory Act was passed in 1833. It was a huge step in setting up the laws that would better the lives of those working in factories.  The act restricted work hours for children under 13 to 9 hours and children under 18 to 69 hour work weeks. Children under the age of 9 were not allowed to work.

Factory owners were now required to have an certificate for thier children workers. Children were no longer allowed to work at night and had to have two hours of schooling each day.

The Great Reform Bill of 1832.

Monday, November 29th, 2010

The Great Reform Bill of 1832 give voting rights to the property-owning middle class. It added clout to the emerging industrial class. Posted below is a link to the journals of some the men who had to the power pass the bill.

The Industrial Revolution

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Isambard Kingdom Brunel should, in my book, be credited with kicking off the Industrial Revolution.

capitalism vs socialism

Monday, November 15th, 2010

This is just a funny video to describe the difference between capitalism and socialism.

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Joseph de Maistre

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Joseph de Maistre was a lawyer, diplomat, writer, and philosopher. He was one of the most influential spokesmen for hierarchical authoritarianism in the period immediately following the French Revolution. He was one of the key intellectual figures of the Counter-Enlightenment and  argued for the restoration of hereditary monarchy. One of his most famous works was  Considérations sur la France (“Considerations on France,” 1796), it stated that that France had a divine mission as the principal instrument of good and  evil on Earth. He also believed that the French Revolution was a Providential occurrence and that it wouldn’t effect other countries.

Some of his more famous quotes are listed below.

“A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.”

“Every country has the government it deserves.”

 “I don’t know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it’s enough to make one’s flesh creep.”

“If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.”

“Man is insatiable for power; he is infantile in his desires and, always discontented with what he has, loves only what he has not. People complain of the despotism of princes; they ought to complain of the despotism of man.”

“Wherever an altar is found, there civilization exists.”

Louis Blanc and The “Right to Work”

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Louis Blanc was mentioned in the book as one of the leaders of the French socialist movement.  Below is link to a translation of his article “Organisation du Travail,”  which was published in Nouveau Monde in 1850.  In the article he discussed and detailed the “national workshops” he felt that government had a responsibility to create in order to ensure citizens were able to work.

the fathers of ideological “isms”

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
As chapter 19 states there are a large range of ideological “isms” that emerged from this time period. Below are the pictures of the some of the people famous for founding or being to the fore front these “isms”
Leader of Conservatism

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Joseph de Maistre- Conservatism

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Adam Smith- Liberalism/Economics

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Louis Blanc- Socialism

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Giuseppe Garibaldi- Nationalism (Italy)

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 William Lovett- Chartism

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 Jeremy Bentham- Utilitarianism

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Karl Marx- Marxism

Chapter 19: The Age of Ideology in Westen Europe.

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Just saying Hi! Hopefully I can find some really cool stuff to share about chapter 19.