Many 19th century writers developed ideas that still influence us today. For example, in November, 2018 ,one of the worst factory accidents in history happened in a chemical plant in China. At least 23 people were killed; harsh evidence that workers in China’s vast industrial sector are still prey to great dangers, even in relatively new plants.
19th Century German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary Karl Marx might have predicted this would happen.
In addition, many of the events of the 19th century, like the Civil War or the development of photography still have an impact on our lives today.
Choose one 19th century thinker or a 19th century event and explain, in at least 250 words, how you see its continuing relevance.
Note: the 19th century covers the years from 1800-1899.