Hard Times by Charles Dickens criticizes the poor living conditions of the working class in an industrialized society. Dickens points out the flaws and limitation of the newly created industrial society and the necessity of social reform. KQ OS 19c
Charles Darwin -Darwin published his theory of evolution with compelling evidence in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, overcoming scientific rejection of earlier concepts of transmutation of species. "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." Sir Francis Darwin (1848 - 1925)
At the time of the 1893 World's Fair, the sciences were rapidly developing. But it wasn't until after the fair that the full scientific significance of specimens like these fossils was realized. Learn about this and more at the Field Museum's new exhibit.
Lewis and Clark kept 18 of what Jefferson called their “traveling pocket journals;” 13 were larger notebooks bound in red morocco leather, 4 were smaller and bound in paper board, and one was Clark’s field notebook bound in elkskin.