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008    151127s2016    nyua     b    001 0 eng   
010      2015042140 
020    9780465064250 (hardcover) 
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092    909.81|bWIL 
100 1  Wilson, Ben,|d1980-|eauthor. 
245 10 Heyday :|bthe 1850s and the dawn of the global age /|cBen 
246 3  Hey day 
264  1 New York :|bBasic Books, a member of the Perseus Books 
300    xxviii, 477 pages :|billustrations (some color) ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-460) and 
520 2  "American Midwest to Shanghai, from London to Tokyo, the 
       1850s was a decade of extraordinary change and upheaval: 
       the world economy expanded fivefold; millions of families 
       emigrated to the ends of the earth to carve out lives in 
       the wilderness; new technologies revolutionized how people
       communicated; and railways cut across great continents. 
       Steam ships, telegraphs, photographs and pharmaceuticals 
       all proliferated. In Heyday, an epic story of global 
       connections and coincidences, the acclaimed historian Ben 
       Wilson paints a picture of a world on the brink of seismic
       transformation. He reveals an age of remorseless, 
       breathtaking change that intoxicated contemporaries and 
       convinced them that the future held out the promise of 
       exponential progress. Heyday begins in the rainforests of 
       Malaya. These decades witnessed momentous political 
       revolutions and bloody wars, from the Crimean War to the 
       unifications of Italy and Germany and the American Civil 
       War. Meanwhile, the forces of modernization and the West's
       insatiable hunger for land, natural resources, and new 
       markets seemed to be blasting down all physical resistance
       to trade, exploration, and colonization. The supreme self-
       confidence of the time brought the West into violent 
       conflict with China, Japan, India, and Native Americans. 
       Above all, Wilson argues that this era was driven by the 
       idea that free trade was equivalent to personal and 
       political freedom--a philosophy that has had a long and, 
       some would argue, pernicious afterlife. Following ordinary
       men and women--including buccaneers in Nicaragua, cocktail
       drinkers in Minnesota, pirates in Hong Kong, and guerrilla
       fighters in the Caucasus Mountains--Heyday is an 
       exhilarating tour through the tumultuous period that gave 
       shape to the modern world"--|cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Eighteen fifties. 
650  0 History, Modern|y19th century. 
650  0 Social change|xHistory|y19th century. 
650  0 Globalization|xHistory|y19th century. 
650  0 Free trade|xHistory|y19th century. 
650  0 Imperialism|xHistory|y19th century. 
651  0 Great Britain|xHistory|yVictoria, 1837-1901. 
651  0 Great Britain|xRelations. 
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  909.81 WIL    AVAILABLE