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 warfare, not just used to be the us gripped via a deep melancholy, however the state was once additionally within the throes of approximately unbelievable violence and upheaval marking the top of the short interval often called 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 riding out the final of the Reconstruction kingdom governments. A strike regarding hundreds of 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 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 in addition throughout the lives of well-known and little-known Americans.

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