By Dr Richard F Selcer, Richard Balkin
H. G. Wells as soon as acknowledged, the main fascinating heritage of the [entire] nineteenth century was once the expansion of the us. The years from 1850 to 1875 display the reality of this evaluate. through the Civil warfare interval, frequent points of recent lifestyles, equivalent to govt forms, patron items, mass tradition, info profiling, and professionalism started to enhance, and loads of adjustments happened. 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 locations they worshipped to the categories of jobs they played. Civil warfare the US, 1850 to 1875 covers American background through the Civil warfare and Reconstruction. a number of statistical tables, charts, maps, images, and illustrations exhibit the varied elements of way of life in Civil warfare the United States - from record-keeping and the collection of statistics to the overhaul of the nation's monetary constitution, from the bureaucratization of yankee lifestyles to the emergence of mass tradition. energetic, informative essays attach and extend at the plentiful information, supporting authentic info come to existence. the US, 1850 to 1875 is the definitive resource in this period. The beneficial properties contain: details on weather and traditional background, economic climate, inhabitants and future health, politics and executive, towns and states, popular humans, technological know-how and expertise, pop culture, and extra; precise themes, similar to the transformation of the us from an agrarian economic climate into one of many world's best commercial powers, the increase of spectator activities corresponding to horse racing and baseball, and the advance of latest types of transportation; excerpts of interval files, together with a slave's firsthand account of his adventure - The domicile Act, Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and a component to common Custer's memoirs; greater than one hundred fifty illustrations, together with maps, pictures, copies of visible artistic endeavors, and reproductions of ads and records; and a bibliography, an inventory of tables, and an index.
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In 1863, on the peak of the Civil battle, Frederick Douglass promised African americans that serving within the army provided a certain route to freedom. as soon as a black guy grew to become a soldier, Douglass declared, “there is not any strength on the earth or below the earth which could deny that he has earned the ideal to citizenship within the usa.
Even though dwelling a long way north of the Mason-Dixon line, many mid-nineteenth-century electorate of Michigan rose as much as protest the ethical offense of slavery; they released an abolitionist newspaper and based an anti-slavery society, in addition to a crusade for emancipation. via the 1840s, a well-known abolitionist from Illinois had crossed the kingdom line to Michigan, constructing new stations at the Underground Railroad.
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H. G. Wells as soon as stated, the main fascinating heritage of the [entire] nineteenth century used to be the expansion of the U.S.. The years from 1850 to 1875 reveal the reality of this evaluate. in the course of the Civil warfare interval, primary elements of recent lifestyles, reminiscent of govt paperwork, customer items, mass tradition, facts profiling, and professionalism started to boost, and loads of adjustments came about.
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Was also known as Johnson’s Station. For 1853–60 these prices are for Laramie to Ragtown. a Price per pound except where indicated. b Price per pint except where indicated. Source: John D. , The Plains Across, The Overland Emigrant and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840–60 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982), 204, 227, 234, 241. The trails followed by wagon trains were all superseded by rail lines after 1869, when the first transcontinental railroad was completed.
One of those was George Perkins Marsh, a diplomat, historian, philologist, and scientist, who wrote what is widely regarded as the most influential American geographical work of the 19th century. Man and Nature (1864) examined the consequences of people’s heedless destruction of nature. Later Marsh republished it as The Earth as Modified by Human Action, and it helped launch the conservation movement in both the United States and Europe. In the rush to subsidize railroad construction and mining and generally to encourage economic development, the government seldom gave much thought to stewardship of the nation’s land and resources.
The magazine discovered one of the verities of mass publishing: the instant appeal of human tragedy, especially when coupled with powerful visuals. Every Frank Leslie’s disaster story included graphic woodcuts accompanied by lurid descriptions of crushed bodies and broken lives. In fact, Leslie’s made a name for itself with such sensational stories. Other newspapers and magazines were quick to jump on the bandwagon to feed the public’s insatiable appetite for gory disaster news. Another difference between then and now lay in the immediate follow-up to the disaster.