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By Dr Richard F Selcer, Richard Balkin

H. G. Wells as soon as acknowledged, the main attention-grabbing heritage of the [entire] nineteenth century was once the expansion of the U.S.. The years from 1850 to 1875 show the reality of this overview. in the course of the Civil struggle interval, ordinary points of recent lifestyles, similar to govt forms, client items, mass tradition, information profiling, and professionalism started to strengthen, and loads of adjustments happened. 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 conflict the United States, 1850 to 1875 covers American background through the Civil struggle and Reconstruction. a number of statistical tables, charts, maps, pictures, and illustrations demonstrate the various facets of lifestyle in Civil struggle 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. full of life, informative essays attach and extend at the plentiful info, supporting actual details come to lifestyles. the USA, 1850 to 1875 is the definitive resource in this period. The positive aspects contain: details on weather and normal heritage, financial system, inhabitants and health and wellbeing, politics and govt, towns and states, well-liked humans, technological know-how and expertise, pop culture, and extra; distinct subject matters, comparable to the transformation of the U.S. from an agrarian financial system into one of many world's best business powers, the increase of spectator activities resembling 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 adventure - The dwelling house Act, Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and a component of normal Custer's memoirs; greater than one hundred fifty illustrations, together with maps, pictures, copies of visible artistic endeavors, and reproductions of ads and files; and a bibliography, an inventory of tables, and an index.

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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.

Hunter, Steamboats on the Western Rivers (New York: Octagon Books, 1969), 650–51. Climate, Natural History, and Historical Geography 15 The Cattle-Driving Era The exploitation of nature took an entirely different form on the Great Plains in these same years—the range cattle industry. The combination also produced enormous environmental and social consequences. Beef became a staple of Americans’ diet, longhorns displaced buffalo, railroads pushed westward to establish railhead destinations for cattle drives, and fencing parceled off the wide open spaces of the Great Plains into private fiefdoms.

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. goldfields Largely abandoned, 1867–68; revived for cattle after 1877 Route to goldfields; cattle moved north from Tex. -bound immigrants (gold) 780 mi. 2–3 months 1821 by William Becknell (“Father of the Santa Fe Trail”) Approximately 80 wagons/yr.

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