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By Dr Richard F Selcer, Richard Balkin

H. G. Wells as soon as stated, the main attention-grabbing background of the [entire] nineteenth century was once the expansion of the U.S.. The years from 1850 to 1875 exhibit the reality of this review. in the course of the Civil warfare interval, customary elements of contemporary lifestyles, comparable to govt forms, client items, mass tradition, facts profiling, and professionalism started to strengthen, and loads of adjustments came about. Written in an easy-to-use layout, 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 struggle the United States, 1850 to 1875 covers American heritage through the Civil conflict and Reconstruction. a variety of statistical tables, charts, maps, photos, and illustrations display the varied features of lifestyle in Civil warfare the US - from record-keeping and the collection of records to the overhaul of the nation's monetary constitution, from the bureaucratization of yankee existence to the emergence of mass tradition. full of life, informative essays attach and extend at the plentiful info, assisting real info come to existence. the US, 1850 to 1875 is the definitive resource in this period. The positive aspects contain: info on weather and normal background, economic climate, inhabitants and overall healthiness, politics and executive, towns and states, well-known humans, technological know-how and know-how, pop culture, and extra; targeted themes, resembling the transformation of the U.S. from an agrarian financial system into one of many world's most sensible commercial powers, the increase of spectator activities corresponding to horse racing and baseball, and the advance of latest varieties of transportation; excerpts of interval files, together with a slave's firsthand account of his event - The abode Act, Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and a component to basic Custer's memoirs; greater than a hundred and 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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Oregon Trail at (Sutter’s Fort) Soda Springs, Idaho Bozeman Trail Julesburg, Colo. Mex. Independence, Mo. (1830); then Westport, Mo. (now Kansas City) Virginia City, Mont. Length and/or Time en Route 2,000 mi. 5–6 months Opened or Blazed Traveled by 1841 by John Bidwell More than 3,000 in 1885; 4,000– 5,000 in 1847 ... 1841 by John Bartleson and John Bidwell Most single men: 500 in 1846 ... 1862–63 by John M. Bozeman ... Closed 1884 Purpose Settlement cattle and sheep drives from 1870s ... Immigration and Calif.

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As artists and photographers did, writers traveled all over the West seeking material for their stories and travelogues to sell to eager armchair adventurers back East. Mining Bonanzas Economics was probably the strongest draw for Americans contemplating a move to the frontier or beyond. This was the era of the greatest mining bonanzas in American history. The scenario was the same one played out later in countless strikes across the West: the rush into the area of thousands of men with dreams of instant riches, the mining claims that sprang up on every hillside and creek branch, the rumors of biscuit-sized (and larger) nuggets, the overnight appearance of complete towns, and the epidemic of lawlessness.

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