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18th Century

This guide provides sources for the 18th Century, sometimes referred to as the "Long 18th Century" which covers the period of the Glorious Revolution (1688) to the Battle of Waterloo (1815).


The Enlightenment Vision Flowchart

The Enlightenment Vision Flowchart shows how the philosophical revolution of the 17th century led to 18th-century revolutions in science, technology, politics, and economics — which in turn led to the dramatic increase in health, wealth, freedom, and goods in the 19th century. 


Enlightenment Vision FlowchartHicks, Stephen. "The Enlightenment Vision." Stephen Hicks, Ph.D.,