Europe, 1870-1930

Political

Franco-Prussian War

1870 - 1871

Berlin Conference

1884

Divides up continent of Africa

The Dreyfus Affair

1894

Zola's "J'accuse"

World War I

1914 - 1918

Beginnings of Great Depression

1929

Cultural

Charles Darwin's "The Descent of Man"

1871

Huyssman's À rebours

1884

1889 Worlds Fair

1889

Built Eiffel tower

Jack London's "People of the Abyss"

1902

Mark Twain exposes King Leopold in the Congo

1905

Dadaism

1916 - 1931

Rights

German Empire institutes full male suffrage

1871

Wikipedia

Jules Ferry describes French duty to colonize

1884

Ferry argues before Senate that French livelihood depends on imperial success.

Helena Swanwick pleads for women's rights

1916

See Sources p. 408.