Eyewitness Accounts of the Age of Revolutions

These are firsthand accounts of historical events from the turbulent epoca called the Age of Revolutions (1770-1914 A.D.). During this period, there was civil unrest in many countries, resulting in the American Revolutionary War, the American Civil War, the French Revolution, and the Spanish-American War. There was also political and ecomonic unrest in other countries, such as Russia, Japan, Cuba, and Prussia.

 "Citizen Capet" Pays His Last Debt (Henry Essex Edgeworth)

 "I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight" (Richard Dale)

 "In the Name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress" (Ethan Allen)

 A London Times Correspondent Reports the Outbreak of the French Revolution (A London Times Correspondent)

 Avalanche of Death: The Johnstown Flood (Willis F. Johnson)

 Beethoven in Extremis (Anselm Hüttenbrenner)

 Bismarck Restores Junker Appetites (Otto von Bismarck)

 Black Friday: The Inside Story (George S. Boutwell)

 Bonaparte Calls Off the Invasion of Britain (Louis Constant Wairy)

 Burning of a Convent (Louisa Goddard)

 Children in the Coal Pits (Sarah Gooder)

 Democracy in the Balance at Philadelphia (James Madison)

 Escape from a Russian Prison (Peter Alexeivich Kropotkin)

 Founding Fathers Fight Inflation (Benjamin Rush)

 Gold in Them Hills (R. B. Mason)

 Insurrection in Virginia (Thomas R. Gray)

 La Petroleuse (An English Surgeon)

 Mark Twain Catches the Silver Fever (Mark Twain)

 Massacre at Boston (Committee of the Town of Boston)

 Matricide Indicted! (Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.)

 Mutiny on the Bounty (James Morrison)

 Napoleon Sells Louisiana (Lucien Bonaparte)

 Oklahoma: O.K.! April 22, 1889—"Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!" (Hamilton S. Wicks)

 P. T. Barnum Presents Jenny Lind

 Patrick Henry Warns George III

 Perry Raises the Iron Curtain (Edward Yorke McCauley)

 Proverbial for Apostasy (Alexander Hamilton)

 Remember the Alamo! (Davy Crockett)

 Retreat from Moscow (Louis Constant Wairy)

 Revolution on a Shoestring (Timothy G. Turner)

 Revolution, 1848 Style (Carl Schurz)

 Shays Leads the Veterans to Disaster (William Shepard)

 Sherman Marches to the Sea (William Tecumseh Sherman)

 Teddy Roosevelt’s Ride to Glory up San Juan Hill (Theodore Roosevelt)

 The Black Hole of Calcutta (An Officer of the East India Company)

 The Conquest of Pain

 The Death of a Cuban Patriot (Richard Harding Davis)

 The Flight of Louis XVI (Ronald Gower)

 The Ku Klux Klan Through Negro Eyes (Brawley Gilmore)

 The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (Paul Revere)

 The Original Grade-B Westerns (Mark Twain)

 The Prostrate State (James Shepherd Pike)

 The Vengeance of Dr. Guillotin (Archibald Hamilton Rowan)

 Thomas Jefferson on the Storming of the Bastille (Thomas Jefferson)

 Voltaire Joins the Immortals (J. G. Millingen)

 Walt Whitman Sees a War Atrocity (Walt Whitman)