Complete 5 page APA formatted essay: History through A Geographers Lenses.
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244). We can take this to mean that modern society began sometime in the late 1800s and early 1900s and last to this day.
What made the 19th century a turning point Van Doren further cites (p. 245) the progress resulting from the disruptive technological discoveries that took place, whether “it be new energy sources like oil and electricity, new means of living comforts like electric lights and cheap cast iron stoves, and new devices for communication on both a local and global scale such as the telegraph and the telephone.” Several lenses are available to read the history of modern societies from that point on, and what we use will depend on one’s point of interest. A student of geography like myself would use as my lenses the three dimensions most appropriate for the task: speed, space, and time.