Michael A. Bellesiles's 1877: America's Year of Living Violently PDF

By Michael A. Bellesiles

ISBN-10: 1595584412

ISBN-13: 9781595584410

ISBN-10: 159558708X

ISBN-13: 9781595587084

In 1877, a decade after the Civil struggle, not just was once the us gripped by way of a deep melancholy, however the nation was once additionally within the throes of approximately unbelievable violence and upheaval marking the top of the short interval referred to as Reconstruction and a go back to white rule around the South. within the wake of the contested presidential election of 1876, white supremacist mobs swept around the South, killing and using out the final of the Reconstruction nation governments. A strike concerning thousands of railroad employees became violent because it unfold from coast-to-coast, and for a second appeared with regards to toppling the nation’s financial structure.

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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