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1860s POLITICS & CULTURE.

  • U.S. President Lincoln: 1860-65
  • Civil War: 1861-65
  • Gettysburg Address: 1863
  • Emancipation Proclamation: 1863
  • Free city mail: 1863
  • Cheyenne & Arapahoe Massacre: 1864
  • Chippewa forced out of Minnesota
  • "In God We Trust" on US coins: 1864
  • Robert E. Lee
  • U.S. President Johnson: 1865-68
  • Passports
  • Lincoln's Assassination: 1865
  • First train holdup: 1865
  • Thirteenth Amendment: 1865
  • Ku Klux Klan: 1865
  • U.S. purchases Alaska: 1867
  • U.S. President Grant: 1869
  • New US territories: Arizona, 1863; Idaho, 1863; Montana, 1864
  • New US states: West Virginia, 1863; Kansas, Nevada, 1864; Nebraska, 1867
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    1860s SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY.

  • Linoleum (cork): 1860
  • Typewriters: 1860
  • Internal combustion engine: 1860
  • Horse-drawn trams: 1860
  • Antiseptic surgery
  • Speed of light measured: 1862
  • Paper dress patterns: 1863
  • Heredity: 1865
  • Carpet sweepers: 1865
  • Railroad sleeping cars: 1865
  • MIT founded: 1865
  • Bicycle manufacturing: 1867
  • Underground railroad (London)
  • Benzene rings: 1865
  • Atlantic cable connected: 1865
  • Livingston explores Africa: 1867
  • Postcards: 1869
  • Periodic law table: 1869
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    1860s SPORTS.

  • Baseball, circa 1860; popularized in Civil War
  • Competitive skiing: 1860
  • Football Association: 1863
  • Baseball uniforms
  • Roller skating: 1863
  • Grand Prix: 1863
  • Badminton: 1868
  • Professional US Baseball Club (Cincinnati Red Stockings): 1868
  • Bicycle race: 1868
  • Intercollegiate football: 1869

     

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    An 1860s HOUSE.


    Entrance Hall

    Parlor

    Conservatory

    Library

    Kitchen

    Dining Room

    Veranda

    Music Room

    Stairs

    Bedroom

    Childrens Room

    Privy

    Basement

    1860s MUSIC COMPOSITIONS.

    Brahms
    1868, Ein deutsches Requiem / Op. 45
    Bruckner
    1864, Symphony No. 0 / Die Nullte
    Offenbach
    1864, La Belle Helene, operetta
    1866, La Vie Parisienne, operetta
    1867, La Grandeduchesse de Gerolstein, operetta
    Gounod
    1867, Romeo et Juliette, opera
    Johann Strauss II
    1867, Blue Danube, waltz
    Tchaikovsky
    1868, Symphony No. 1
    Verdi
    1862, La Forza del Destino, opera
    1867, Don Carlos
    Wagner
    1865, Tristan und Isolde
    1868, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
    1869, Rheingold, opera

    1860s ART & THEATER.

    1862, Sarah Bernhardt's debut in Racine's "Iphigenie en Aulide."
    1865, 1st U.S. major in Fine Arts: Yale University
    1867, Japanese Art at Paris World's Fair
    1868, French Impressionism
    1868, Development of French Impressionism

    Artists
    Degas, Manet, Corot, Ingres, Dore, Rossetti, Whistler, Homer, Monet, Cezanne, Millais, Renoir

     

    1860s BOOKS to READ On-Line.

    Louisa May Alcott
    1868: Little Women

    Matthew Arnold
    1865: Essays in Criticism

    Lewis Carroll
    1865: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Charles Dickens
    1861: Great Expectations
    1865: Our Mutual Friend

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore
    1869: Lorna Doone

    Robert Browning
    1868: The Ring and the Book

    Wilkie Collins
    1868: The Moonstone

    Mary Mapes Dodge
    1865: Hans Brinker

    Fyodor Dostoevsky
    1861: The House of the Dead
    1865: Crime and Punishment
    1868: The Idiot

    George Eliot
    1860: The Mill on the Floss
    1861: Silas Marner
    1863: Romola

    Gustave Flaubert
    1862: Salammbó
    1869: L'Education sentimentale

    Ludovic Halévy
    1869: Froufrou

    Bret Harte
    1869: The Outcasts of Poker Flat

    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    1861: Elsie Venner
    1867: The Guardian Angel

    Victor Hugo
    1862: Les Misérables
    1869: L'Homme qui rit

    Henrik Ibsen
    1864: The Crown Pretenders
    1866: Brand
    1867: Per Gynt

    Charles Kingsley
    1863: The Water Babies
    1866: Hereward the Wake

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    1863: Tales of a Wayside Inn; part 1

    Leo Tolstoi
    1864: War and Peace

    Ivan Turgenev
    1862: Fathers and Sons
    1867: Smoke

    Mark Twain
    1865: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
    1867: The Jumping Frog
    1869: The Innocents Abroad Part: 1 2 3 4 5 6

    Walt Whitman
    1865: Drum Taps

    1860s NON-FICTION BOOKS.

    Walter Bagehot
    1867: The English Constitution
    1869: Physics and Politics, etc.

    Charles Darwin
    1868: The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2.

    Ernst Haeckel
    1868: Natural History of Creation

    Eduard Hartmann
    1869: The Philosophy of the Unconscious

    T. H. Huxley
    1863: Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature

    Friedrich Lange
    1866: History of Materialism

    W. E. H. Lecky
    1865: A History of the Rise and Influence of Rationalism in Europe
    1869: A History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne

    Cesare Lombroso
    1864: Genius and Madness

    Karl Marx
    1867: Das Kapital; vol. 1

    J. S. Mills
    1860: Considerations on Representative Government
    1863: Utilitarianism
    1865: Auguste Comte and Positivism
    1869: On the Subjection of Women

    A. H. Stephens
    1868: A Constitutional View of the War between the States

     
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