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The Great Democracies

The Great Democracies

The fourth and last volume in Churchill's famous account spans from 1815 to 1901. It closes when the British Empire is at its peak, with a staggering one-fifth of the human race presided over by the longest reigning monarch in British history: Queen Victoria.

In America, he assesses the position of the "Great Republic" from slavery and secession to its position as a world superpower. He charts the rise of Germany and the unification of Italy and examines the situation in the Balkans in 1878, all of which had a deep impact not only on the war he was soon to fight, but on the geography of the European continent today.

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Introduction

BOOK I - RECOVERY AND REFORM

Chapter 1: THE VICTORY PEACE

Chapter 2: CANNING AND THE DUKE

Chapter 3: REFORM AND FREE TRADE

Chapter 4: THE CRIMEAN WAR

Chapter 5: PALMERSTON

Chapter 6: THE MIGRATION OF THE PEOPLES

Chapter 7: THE MIGRATION OF THE PEOPLES

BOOK II - THE GREAT REPUBLIC

Chapter 8: AMERICAN EPIC

Chapter 9: SLAVERY AND SECESSION

Chapter 10: THE UNION IN DANGER

Chapter 11: THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST RICHMOND

Chapter 12: LEE AND MCCLELLAN

Chapter 13: CHANCELLORSVILLE AND GETTYSBURG

Chapter 14: THE VICTORY OF THE UNION

BOOK III - THE VICTORIAN AGE

Chapter 15: THE RISE OF GERMANY

Chapter 16: GLADSTONE AND DISRAELI

Chapter 17: AMERICAN “RECONSTRUCTION”

Chapter 18: AMERICA AS A WORLD POWER

Chapter 19: HOME RULE FOR IRELAND

Chapter 20: LORD SALISBURY’S GOVERNMENTS

Chapter 21: THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR + ENDNOTES

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