Chapter 18 • Revolutions of Industrialization



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bourgeoisie: Term that Karl Marx used to describe the owners of industrial capital; originally meant “townspeople.” (pron. boor-zwah-ZEE)

British Royal Society: Association of scientists established in England in 1660 that was dedicated to the promotion of “useful knowledge.”

Caste War of Yucatán: Long revolutionary struggle (1847–1901) of the Maya people of Mexico against European and mestizo intruders.

caudillo: A military strongman who seized control of a government in nineteenth-century Latin America. (pron. kow-DEE-yohs)

Crimean War: Major international conflict (1854–1856) in which British and French forces defeated Russia; the defeat prompted reforms within Russia.




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