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1850s POLITICS & CULTURE.

  • U.S. President Taylor: 1850-1852
  • U.S. President Pierce: 1852-1856
  • California new U.S. state: 1850
  • Slavery - "War for Bleeding Kansas": 1854
  • Republican Party: 1854
  • Slavery - Massacre of Potawatomie, Kansas: 1856
  • Minnesota new U.S. state: 1858
  • Oregon new U.S. state: 1859

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    1850s SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY.

  • Baby carriage: 1850
  • Bunsen's gas burner: 1850
  • Law of electomagnetic induction: 1851
  • Continuous stitch sewing machine: 1851
  • Double-decker bus: 1851
  • Sparrows imported: 1852
  • Plaster bandages: 1852
  • Tungsten steel: 1855
  • Printing telegraph: 1855
  • Rayon: 1855
  • Aniline dye: 1856
  • Cocaine: 1856
  • Steamroller: 1859
  • Drilled oil well: 1859
  • 1850s SPORTS.


  • Chicago Baseball Unions: 1856
  • National Association of Baseball Players: 1858
  • Tightrope walk across Niagra: 1859

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    1850s MUSIC COMPOSITIONS

    Bristow
    1850, Rip Van Winkle, opera.
    Peter von Cornelius
    1858, Der Barbier von Bagdad, opera.
    Gounod
    1851, Sappho, opera.
    1859, Faust, opera.
    Offenbach
    1858, Orphée aux enfers, operetta.
    Schumann
    1850, Genoveva.
    1852, Manfred.
    Verdi
    1851, Rigoletto.
    1853, Il Travatore.
    1853, La Traviata.
    1855, Les Vepres Siciliennes, opera.
    1859, Un Ballo in Maschera, opera.
    Wagner
    1850, Lohengrin.


     
    1850s ART & THEATER.

    Crystal Palace, London: 1850.
    Neo-Gothic architecture, Italianate architecture.
    Jenny Lind's U.S. Singing Tour: 1850
    Artists
    Corot, Courbet, William P. Frith, William Holman Hunt, Millais, Millet.


     
    1850s BOOKS to READ On-Line.

    George Borrow
    1857: Romany Rye.

    Charlotte Bronté
    1853: Villette.

    Robert Browning
    1855: Men and Women; poems.

    Charles Dickens
    1852: Bleak House.
    1855: Little Dorrit.
    1859: A Tale of Two Cities.

    George Eliot
    1857: Scenes from Clerical Life.
    1859: Adam Bede.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    1850: Representative Men.

    Edward Fitzgerald
    1859: Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    Gustave Flaubert
    1856: Madame Bovary.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    1850: The Scarlet Letter.
    1851: The House of Seven Gables.
    1853: Tanglewood Tales.

    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    1858: The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table.

    Thomas Hughes
    1857: Tom Brown's Schooldays.

    Victor Hugo
    1856: Les Contemplations; poetry.
    1859: La Legénde des siecles..

    Henrik Ibsen
    1850: Cataline.

    Charles Kingsley
    1854: Westward Ho!

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    1851: The Golden Legend.
    1855: The Song of Hiawatha.

    Herman Melville
    1851: Moby Dick.

    William Morris
    1856: The Defence of Guinevere; poems.

    John Ruskin
    1851: The Stones of Venice.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    1852: Uncle Tom's Cabin.

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade; poem.
    1855: Maud; poem.
    1859: Idylls of the King.

    William Makepiece Thackeray
    1852: History of Henry Esmond.
    1854: The Rose and the Ring.
    1857: The Virginians.

    Henry David Thoreau
    1854: Walden.

    Ivan Turgenev
    1850: A Month in the Country; the play.
    1852: A Sportsman's Sketches.
    1855: Rudin.

    Walt Whitman
    1855: Leaves of Grass.


    1850s NON-FICTION BOOKS.

    1850, Herbert Spenser, Social Statics. and
    1855, Principles of Psychology.
    1851, Mary Carpenter, Reformatory Schools.

    1858, Henry Carey, Principles of Social Science.
    1859, Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species by Natural Selection.
    1859, J.S. Mills, Essay on Liberty.
    1859, Karl Marx, Critique of Political Economy.

     

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