Nineteenth Century Life Chapters

What made the 19th century an interesting but tumultuous time? What technological, cultural and social changes influenced life then? Explore those issues in this story collection.

Maybrick's illness coincides with the Ripper's disappearance during October.

In Charles Frazier's book, Cold Mountain, Inman is a wounded Confederate soldier who deserts after participating in terrible battles.

Chicago's prosperous and proud business district burns to the ground.

Due to demand for her story, Florie writes a best-selling book about her ordeal, then spends time on the lecture circuit. Soon after, however, she be...

Marys son John is captured in Europe and tried in a civil trial, which ends in a mistrial.

Mary Ann Nichols, the Ripper's first victim, has her throat slit and abdomen cut open.

At the start of World War I, few countries can match Germany'sair ships- often calledZeppelins.

Although there is evidence that Maybrick might be Jack the Ripper, no one knows the truth.

Edgardo Mortara is a Jewish child, living in a Papal State, who is legally removed from his home under canon laws regarding baptism.

A slave owner himself, Jefferson introduces a bill to end slavery in Virginia in 1779.

The successful cotton merchant with whom Florie falls in love is actually a drug addict with a mistress and children.

Part of the fabric of American life, cowboys have been the subject of books, movies and other romanticized tales. In reality, the life of an American ...

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