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Lecture 1: Life in the year 1900

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Transcript of Lecture 1: Life in the year 1900

1. Global interconnectedness

2. Identities and Differences
3.Technology vs nature
Social and Political Change in the Twentieth Century
New College, University of Toronto
Dr. Christian Knudsen
4. The rise of Mass Society
Lecture 1: The World at 1900
Exposition Universelle (1900)
1980
1991
2013
2000
1970
1960
1914
1918
1945
New Imperialism
1929
1900
1871
Jiromon Kimura
Yonge and Bloor, Toronto, late 19th century
Industrial Revolution 1750-1900
1830
1853
1868
Matthew Perry
Meiji Revolution
Crimean War - 1853-6
Europe 1900
Optimism of the West
Second Industrial Revolution
Material Progress and
Standards of Living
Sigmund Freud
Charles Darwin
Louis Pasteur
Albert Einstein
Challenge of Democracy
Conclusions
Dominated by
Europe
Colonies beginning to agitate under the strain
Population and Industrialization
expanding
USA becoming more powerful, but still dwarfed by Europe
Germany becoming the most powerful state in Europe
World in 1900
The short twentieth century??
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