A History of the 19th Century

Queen Victoria Taking the Oath

Originally uploaded by Thomas Roche

Just uploaded to Project Gutenberg — yes, I’m such a huge book nerd that I subscribe to their RSS feeds — A History of the 19th Century Year by Year, Volume 2. This book covers 1816-1857, and was published in 1900. I can only hope Volumes 1 and 3 are going to show up sooner or later… I am on the edge of my seat with the Second Opium War, people.

I remember loving those Time-Life books that covered each year of the first part of the 20th Century week-by-week with headlines from Time Magazine. This is like that, only Old School. As with all Gutenberg books, it’s available free in plain text or HTML, but the text version omits the ultra cool images like the one here of Queen Victoria taking her oath.


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