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Noun1.1850s - the decade from 1850 to 18591850s - the decade from 1850 to 1859  
decade, decennary, decennium - a period of 10 years
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For exampie, in his deft parallel treatment of German and Japanese development since the 1850s, it is America, not Japan, that emerges as the special case.
Dealing with the experiences of an impoverished provincial youth who falls in love with a girl of the aristocracy, the work gives an incisive, satirical view of Chilean society in the 1850s. Other works by Blest Gana include Durante la reconquista (1897), an epic of Chile's struggle for independence; Los trasplantados (1904), which depicts decadent Chilean emigres in Paris; and El loco estero (1909), portraying the Santiago of his childhood.
(fr Lat, nihil, " nothing " ) An extreme form of 19th-century revolutionism, indignantly disclaimed by Karl Marx, which took form in Russia in the 1850s and was particularly active in the 1870s and later, under Bakunin.
The Masting of American Merchant Sail in the 1850s: An Illustrated Study
Website bigben.parliament.uk says another theory is the bell is "named after Ben Caunt, a champion heavyweight boxer of the 1850s".
Since the 1850s, trade unions were arguing and fighting for a ten-hour day, a nine-hour day, then an eight-hour day.
Speaker Gillian Andrews will share research beginning with the Warwick theatre from 1792 to the 1850s, Leamington theatres from 1813 to 1930 and Stratford theatres from 1879 in her talk They Had Their Exits and Their Entrances.
The Glenavon Special Liqueur Whisky, dating from the 1850s had been expected to sell for between pounds 5,000 and pounds 10,000 at Bonhams Sale of Fine Wine, Port and Spirits.
starting in the 1850s; how Louis Sullivan and other architects played a key role in the evolution, development, and use of terra cotta throughout the 20th century; and the continuing evolution of conservation practice and techniques for the care and design of terra cotta today.
"A visit to the museum will give a fascinating insight both into his life but also into life in Walsall in the 1850s.
The oceans have been rising since the end of the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago, and the rate of rise on the East Coast has been fairly steady since the 1850s. According to one prediction, sea-level rise alone will cause a 22 percent loss of the world's wetlands by 2080.
After residing in various areas, the family settled in the Westgate area of Newcastle around the 1850s and 1860s.