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

Author(s): Bellesiles, Michael A
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Subjects: Social conflict--United States--History--19th century
Violence--United States--History--19th century
Racism--United States--History--19th century
Railroad Strike, U.S., 1877
United States--Civilization--1865-1918
United States--Race relations--History--19th century
United States--Economic conditions--1865-1918
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2010
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xiv, 386 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. On the Edge of a Volcano 1
Chapter 2. Seeking White Unity 21
Chapter 3. Bringing Order to the West 62
Chapter 4. The Terror of Poverty 110
Chapter 5. The Great Insurrection 144
Chapter 6. Homicidal Nation 191
Chapter 7. Breaking the Spell 226
Notes 283
Index 373
Alternate Titles: Eighteen hundred seventy-seven : America's year of living violently
Notes: LCCN: 2009052949
ISBN: 9781595584410 (hc. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1595584412 (hc. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: 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: 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
OCLC Number: 435419368
ISBN/ISSN: 9781595584410