New PDF release: 1877: America's Year of Living Violently

By Michael A. Bellesiles

ISBN-10: 1595584412

ISBN-13: 9781595584410

ISBN-10: 159558708X

ISBN-13: 9781595587084

In 1877, a decade after the Civil battle, not just used to be the USA gripped via a deep melancholy, however the nation was once additionally within the throes of approximately incredible violence and upheaval marking the tip 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 country governments. A strike related to thousands of railroad staff grew to become violent because it unfold from coast-to-coast, and for a second appeared on the subject of toppling the nation’s monetary structure.

In 1877, celebrated historian Michael Bellesiles unearths that the fires of that fated yr 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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