By Michael A. Bellesiles
In 1877, celebrated historian Michael Bellesiles finds that the fires of that fated 12 months additionally fueled a hothouse of cultural and highbrow innovation. Bellesiles relates the tale of 1877 not only via dramatic occasions, but additionally throughout the lives of recognized and little-known Americans.
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1877: America's Year of Living Violently by Michael A. Bellesiles