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The Tread Mill, 1822
CHAPTER 2. MEDICINE 51 Tapping for the Dropsy, 1732 Death from Rabies, 1735 Cure for the Bloody Flux, 1736 Rabies Prevention: Killing the Dogs of Edinburgh, 1738 Birth Defects Explained, 1746 Quack Cures, 1752 Cataract Surgery, 1754 Cutting for the Stone, 1754 Leeches for Headache, 1762 Remedy for Bedbugs, 1764 Conditions in Private Madhouses, 1766 The London Mortality Bill, 1767 Cure for Breast Cancer, 1768 Cure for Tubercular Lung Hemorrhages, 1782 Experiment with Blood Transfusion, 1784 Inoculation for Smallpox, 1787 George III and the Onset of Porphyria, 1788-89 Samuel Ayscough's Method for Killing Black Beetles in London Kitchens, 1791 Death of a Tippling Welshman, 1793 Yellow Fever in Philadelphia, 1793 Edward Jenner's Vaccination for Smallpox Announced, 1798-99 Death by Burning, 1799 Death of Queen Caroline, 1821 Cholera Epidemic, 1831
CHAPTER 3. SCIENCE, NATURAL HISTORY, AND ARCHAEOLOGY 99 Supposed Capture of a Merman, 1737 The Excavations at Herculaneum, 1743-49 George Smith of Wigton, Cumbria: Traveler, Naturalist, and Proponent of Romanticism of the Sublime, 1748-51 Benjamin Franklin and the Lightning Rod, 1750 Benjamin Franklin's Experiment with the Kite and the Key, 1752 The Gregorian Calendar Reform and the Glastonbury Thorn, 1752-53 The Lisbon Earthquake, 1755 Halley's Comet, 1756-59 Captain James Cook's Voyage in the Endeavour, 1768-71 Rev. John Duncombe's "Curious, and... Non-Descript, Reptile, ... Uncommonly Large and Beautiful, " 1778 William Herschel's Discovery of Uranus ("The Georgian Planet"), 1781 First Balloon Flight in Britain, 1784 The Mutiny on the Bounty, 1789 The Rosetta Stone, 1801-02
CHAPTER 4. PREACHING THE GOSPEL 147 Suppression of Private Mass Houses, 1735-38 John Wesley's Missionary Activities among the Chickasaws, 1736 George Whitefield's Ministry, 1739 The Dimensions and Capacity of Noah's Ark Described, 1749 Anti-Methodist Riots in Norwich, 1752 Consecration of Samuel Seabury, Bishop of Connecticut, 1784 Robert Raikes and the Sunday School Movement, 1784
CHAPTER 5. THE DEBATES OF THE SENATE OF LILLIPUT 175 The Fall of Sir Robert Walpole, 1741-42
CHAPTER 6. NEWS FROM AMERICA 191 Oglethorpe's Treaty with the Creek Nation, 1733 Visit of the Chief of the Yamacraw Tribe to George II, 1734 Two Views of Slavery in the Colonies: Suppression of a Slave Uprising on Antigua, 1736-- Start-up Costs of a South Carolina Indigo Plantation, 1755 Fire in Charleston, 1740 Raising the Liberty Bell, 1753 Braddock Ambushed near Fort Duquesne, 1755 The Stamp Act, 1765-66 Lexington and Concord, 1775 George Washington's Reception in Philadelphia en Route to His First Inauguration, 1789 Obituary for George Washington, 1799
CHAPTER 7. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION 229 The Fall of the Bastille, 1789 The "October Days, " 1789 The September Massacres, 1792 The Sentencing of Louis XVI, 1793 The Execution of Louis XVI, 1793 The Death of Robespierre, 1794 The Battle of Trafalgar, 1805
CHAPTER 8. RIOTS, RADICALISM, AND REFORM 275 The Gordon Riots, 1780 The "Church and King" Riots [Priestley Riots], 1791 The Peterloo Massacre, 1819 The Thistlewood Plot [Cato Street Conspiracy], 1820 The Reform Bill Riots in Bristol, 1831
CHAPTER 9. LITERARY JUDGMENTS 315 Sir John Fielding's War on The Beggar's Opera, 1773 "A Woman of Uncommon Talents": Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-98 "Such Abominable Trash as Modern Novels, " 1808 The Best-Selling Novel of Its Day: Hannah More's Coelebs in Search of a Wife, 1809 "Amusing, if Not Instructive": Jane Austen's Emma, 1816 "No Ordinary Writer": Mary Shelley and Frankenstein, 1818 "An Archangel Ruined": Byron, The Bride of Abydos, Cain, and Don Juan, 1814-22 "We Ought as Justly to Regret the Decease of the Devil": The Death of Shelley, 1822 BIBLIOGRAPHY 341.
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