A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, by Mary Beth Norton, Carol Sheriff, David M. Katzman, David W.

By Mary Beth Norton, Carol Sheriff, David M. Katzman, David W. Blight, Howard P. Chudacoff

The short variation of A humans AND A country preserves the text's method of American background as a narrative of all American humans. identified for a couple of strengths, together with its well-respected writer crew and interesting narrative, the booklet emphasizes social background, giving specific consciousness to race and racial id. Like its full-length counterpart, the short 8th version makes a speciality of tales of daily humans, cultural variety, paintings, and pop culture. a brand new layout makes for less complicated studying and note-taking. occasions as much as and together with the election of 2008 are up-to-date and integrated, and new bankruptcy has been written on "The Contested West." on hand within the following break up suggestions: A humans AND A kingdom, short 8th variation whole (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 0547175582; quantity I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0547175590; quantity II: due to the fact 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 0547175604.

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28, 1876 GA. Jul. 15, 1870 Nov. 1, 1871 ATLANTIC OCEAN Military District No. 3 LA. Military District No. 5 Jun. 25, 1868 Jan. 2, 1877 FLA. Jun. 25, 1868 Jan. 1 The Reconstruction This map shows the five military districts established when Congress passed the Reconstruction Act of 1867. As the dates within each state indicate, conservative Democratic forces quickly regained control of government in four southern states. So-called Radical Reconstruction was curtailed in most of the others, as factions within the weakened Republican Party began to cooperate with conservative Democrats.

In New York and Philadelphia, workers increasingly lived in unhealthy tenement housing. Thousands would list themselves on the census as common laborer or general jobber. Concerned, in 1868 Republicans passed an eight-hour workday bill that applied to federal workers. The labor question (see Chapter 18) now preoccupied northerners far more than the southern or the freed men question. Then the Panic of 1873 ushered in over five years of economic contraction. Three million people lost their jobs, especially in cities.

This emphasis on big business, however, produced higher state debts and taxes, drew money away from schools and other programs, and multiplied possibilities for corruption. The alliance between business and government often operated at the expense of farmers and laborers. It also doomed Republicans to failure in building support among poorer whites. Poverty remained the lot of many southern whites. The war caused a massive loss of income-producing wealth, such as livestock, and a steep decline in land values.

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