Civil War America (Almanacs of American Life) by Dr Richard F Selcer, Richard Balkin

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By Dr Richard F Selcer, Richard Balkin

H. G. Wells as soon as stated, the main attention-grabbing historical past of the [entire] nineteenth century used to be the expansion of the U.S.. The years from 1850 to 1875 exhibit the reality of this evaluate. through the Civil conflict interval, widespread elements of contemporary existence, akin to executive paperwork, purchaser items, mass tradition, facts profiling, and professionalism started to boost, and loads of adjustments came about. Written in an easy-to-use structure, this authoritative quantity describes people's daily lives all through those years - from the meals they ate to the areas they worshipped to the kinds of jobs they played. Civil struggle the United States, 1850 to 1875 covers American background throughout the Civil struggle and Reconstruction. a number of statistical tables, charts, maps, images, and illustrations exhibit the varied points of lifestyle in Civil conflict the US - from record-keeping and the collection of records to the overhaul of the nation's monetary constitution, from the bureaucratization of yank existence to the emergence of mass tradition. vigorous, informative essays attach and extend at the ample facts, supporting authentic details come to lifestyles. the US, 1850 to 1875 is the definitive resource in this period. The gains comprise: info on weather and average background, economic system, inhabitants and well-being, politics and govt, towns and states, admired humans, technological know-how and know-how, pop culture, and extra; particular themes, similar to the transformation of the USA from an agrarian financial system into one of many world's most sensible commercial powers, the increase of spectator activities similar to horse racing and baseball, and the improvement of latest different types of transportation; excerpts of interval records, together with a slave's firsthand account of his event - The home Act, Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and a component to common Custer's memoirs; greater than one hundred fifty illustrations, together with maps, photos, copies of visible works of art, and reproductions of ads and records; and a bibliography, a listing of tables, and an index.

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Adding to the tragedy, the hunts were not controlled or managed; the slaughter was indiscriminate, with each hunter or hunting party taking as many animals as they could shoot. Farmers followed the hunters and gathered the sun-bleached bones to sell for fertilizer. The mass slaughter was virtually over by 1883, not because buffalo killing had gone out of style, but because the vast herds that had been the objects of the slaughter were gone. No one could believe at first that an entire native species had been practically wiped out in less than a generation, particularly the Plains Indians, who depended on the buffalo for food.

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