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1877 : America's year of living violently / Michael A. Bellesiles.

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  • ISBN: 9781595584410 (hc. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1595584412 (hc. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 386 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : New Press : 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-372) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: On the edge of a volcano -- Seeking white unity -- Bringing order to the West -- The terror of poverty -- The great insurrection -- Homicidal nation -- Breaking the spell.
Summary, etc.: Describes a time of upheaval in America--when the country was in a deep economic depression, white supremacists roamed the South, and a nationwide railroad strike led to bloodshed--and discusses how the events of 1877 also fueled cultural and intellectual innovation.
Subject: United States > Civilization > 1865-1918.
Social conflict > United States > History > 19th century.
Violence > United States > History > 19th century.
Racism > United States > History > 19th century.
United States > Race relations > History > 19th century.
United States > Economic conditions > 1865-1918.
Railroad Strike, U.S., 1877.

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