The first locomotive engineers; their work in the North East of England. History of the railway locomotive down to the end of the Year The chapters are as follows: Dendy Marshall page
Introduction to history David C. History is who we are and why we are the way we are. It teaches us about our heritage, enlightens and informs us about past struggles, and can help shed light on current events.
Indeed, by studying and reflecting on the actions of historical groups or individuals, we may be able to gain knowledge about what course of action to pursue in the present. Indeed, a cursory glance through the history books will reveal that the struggle against social inequality in all of its various manifestations has been a recurring theme throughout history.
This also applies to the problems that people have sought to address such as the inequalities that come with capitalism and this is where the study of history can reveal long-term trends.
For example, some of the more insidious effects of living within a capitalist social system are that surface appearances can be deceptive and misleading. In particular, capitalist social relations can appear egalitarian and equitable when, in fact, they are based on fundamental discrepancies of wealth and power.
However, by having a firm grasp of history these exploitative relations are rendered visible and consequently, their very visibility makes them politically malleable.
History also allows us to understand the present through the past, as it places our struggles and problems into a wider historical context. This shows us that history is a dynamic force that builds on the past to create the future in positive and often negative ways.
Many contemporary social movements have been inspired by or built upon examples of the past. Nothing ever changes; or does it? It places them in context and offers explanations so we can understand the drivers of change.
Being cognizant of historical processes and understanding how quickly societies can change is crucial when examining the world. These changes, in turn, can have fundamental effects upon social and political structures within those societies that can provide a suitable platform to effect social change.
History shows that this is incorrect as societies can and do change over time and that, in addition, the world is constantly changing and adapting due to the dynamics of capitalism. Marx discussed this capitalist dynamic in the Communist Manifesto thus: All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his, real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind.
This dynamism constantly revolutionizes the means of production and consequently the structure of society until the time comes when these exploitative relations are laid bare and therefore open to being overthrown. History or our story, why peoples history is important The origins of the word history come from a combination of two words: This is often what we are taught, his-story.
His-story is often the simplistic story of heroic elites, brave kings and queens, strong governments and battles being won and lost. It was used for particular reasons, perhaps to generate support for political regimes, to get people to back campaigns and conquests, to chart military success or celebrate the lives of what were considered important individuals, such as Kings and Saints.
Let us also not forget that history is often written and rewritten by the winners, so terrorists become freedom fighters, imperialist armies bring democracy and western-led revolutions bring progress. And in such a world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, as Albert Camus suggested, not to be on the side of the executioners.
We make history It is the common people that make history: Churchill may have been important in the Second World War, but the common people of all countries fought against fascism at a huge cost to themselves, playing a not insignificant part in that particular struggle.Despite the colloquial name "saber-toothed tiger", Smilodon is not closely related to the modern tiger (which belongs in the subfamily Pantherinae), Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Smilodon lived during the Pleistocene epoch ( mya–10, years ago), and was perhaps the most recent of the saber-toothed cats. These science-oriented sites make great virtual field trips because of the interactive experiences they can offer any student at any level. After the latest edition of World Heritage Sites in India, India has now 36 World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO and that makes India among one of the top countries globally in .
The Heirloom Daffodil Orchard at England’s Felley Priory. Featured on the cover of Gardens Illustrated, Felley Priory’s Daffodil Orchard is the “crowning glory” of its “renowned gardens” – and filled with nothing but heirlooms..
The Priory has been in the Chaworth-Musters family since , but most of the daffodils were planted in the s. Understanding Non-Western Cultures in Asia, Africa, India, Latin America, and the Middle East.
The principle of Yin and Yang is that all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites, for example, female-male, dark-light and old-young.
Origin. The concept of Yin and Yang became popular with the work of the Chinese school of Yinyang which studied philosophy and cosmology in the 3rd century BCE. Mark is a history writer.