Timelines for Midterm 1

Literature

Louis-Sébastien Mercier: L’An 2440

1771

Adam Smith: Wealth of Nations

1776

Blumenbach: On the Natural Varieties of Mankind

1776

David Strauss: The Life of Jesus, Critically Examined

1835

Charles Dickens/Oliver Twist: The Parish Boy’s Progress

1838

Mustafa Sami Efendi: Treatise on Europe

1840

Marx and Engels: Communist Manifesto

1848

Josiah Nott and George Gliddon: Types of Mankind

1854

Jules Vernes: Paris in the Twentieth Century

1863

Horatio Alger Jr.: Ragged Dick

1867

Matthew Smith: Sunshine and Shadow in New York

1868

Jules Verne: Around the World in 80 Days

1872

Fukuzawa Yukichi: An Outline of a Theory of Civliization

1875

Henry George: Progress and Poverty

1879

The Significance of the Frontier in American History

1893

Mark Twain: Following the Equator

1897

Helen Bannerman: Little Black Sambo

1899

Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness

1899

W. E. B. Du Bois: The Souls of Black Folk

1903

Weber: Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

1905

Mark Twain: King Leopold’s Soliloquy

1905

Halil Halid: The Crescent versus the Cross

1907

Mohandas Gandhi: Hind Swaraj

1909

John Henry Mears: Racing the Moon (and Winning)

1928

Events

Colonization of India

1757 - 1947

Haitian Slave Revolt

1791 - 1793

Grand Canal of China blocked by Britain

1842

Looting and burning of the Summer Palace in the Second Opium War

1860

Paris Commune

1871

US Panic of 1873

1873

Great Famine (India)

1876 - 1878

Great Railroad Strike

1877

Day of Two Noons

November 18, 1883

Leopold's Congo

1885 - 1908

Russo-Japanese War

1904 - 1905

“Look to the East” Society

1905

Ludlow Strikers

1914

WWI

1914

Policy

Tennis Court Oath

1789

Tanzimat

1839 - 1876

China Unequal Treaties

1842 - 1917

Latin America becomes captive market and site of proxy politics

1860

Berlin Conference

1884

International Meridian Conference Chooses Greenwich as the Prime Meridian

October 1884