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

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 us. The years from 1850 to 1875 reveal the reality of this evaluation. throughout the Civil conflict interval, wide-spread facets of contemporary existence, reminiscent of executive forms, customer items, mass tradition, info profiling, and professionalism started to strengthen, and loads of alterations 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 areas they worshipped to the kinds of jobs they played. Civil struggle the US, 1850 to 1875 covers American historical past in the course of the Civil battle and Reconstruction. various statistical tables, charts, maps, images, and illustrations exhibit the various features of lifestyle in Civil battle the USA - 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. full of life, informative essays attach and extend at the considerable facts, aiding real info come to existence. the USA, 1850 to 1875 is the definitive resource in this period. The gains comprise: info on weather and normal heritage, financial system, inhabitants and overall healthiness, politics and govt, towns and states, well-known humans, technology and know-how, pop culture, and extra; distinctive themes, reminiscent of the transformation of the USA from an agrarian economic system into one of many world's best commercial powers, the increase of spectator activities equivalent to horse racing and baseball, and the improvement of recent different types 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 of basic Custer's memoirs; greater than a hundred and fifty illustrations, together with maps, images, copies of visible works of art, and reproductions of ads and records; and a bibliography, an inventory of tables, and an index.

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Another difference between then and now lay in the immediate follow-up to the disaster. At that time emergency response measures were primitive or nonexistent, and troubling questions of legal liability did not get much attention in the judicial system. Neither tort law nor criminal law was as highly developed as today in identifying the guilty party or parties and suing them. Most people of the time, and the legal system as well, tended to ascribe disasters to either the will of God or plain bad luck.

Hayden and the latter by Major John Wesley Powell. Hayden spent two seasons in the Yellowstone 22 Civil War America, 1850 to 1875 region, then in 1873 led a surveying party into the Colorado mountains. His photographer on that expedition,W. H. Jackson, the following year led another expedition into southwestern Colorado, where they became the first who officially observed and reported on prehistoric cliff dwellings. In 1875 Jackson returned to study the hundreds of cliff dwelling ruins in the canyons of southwestern Colorado.

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. Congress was, as a rule, much more interested in development than in conservation in these years, in giving land away rather than in setting it aside. This act applied only to states that entered the union before 1860, however. One misguided attempt at ecological management was the Timber Culture Act of 1873, which supplemented the 1862 Homestead Act by promising an additional 160 acres of land to settlers for every 40 acres (later reduced to 10 acres) of trees they planted on the Great Plains and maintained for 10 years.

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