CHAPTER 2

or CHAPTER 102: THE LAST FEW CENTURIES

(18th century – 1980s)

A century-glass would be about 100 feet tall, almost as tall as the Statue of Liberty.  The flagpole is 40 feet tall, the scale of the Chapter 1 hourglass.   Ladies Liberty and Justice were major icons of the last few centuries, as ordinary citizens began to liberate themselves from monarchs and then wrestled with how to govern themselves. Click here for image attributions. 1 

I. Introduction

II. The Enlightenment And Its Revolutions

III. Industry

IV. The World Wars

V. Modern Culture

VI. Summary And Conclusions

VII. Chapter 2 Margin Notes (blog posts about ongoing research)

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