Handbook to Life in America

Handbook to Life in America

Volume III, The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860 to 1876

Book - 2009
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"Dominated by the tragedy of the Civil War and its aftermath, the period from 1860 to 1876 presented for the United States the greatest challenge to a still young nation. The struggle to unite the country after the secession of 11 Southern states, and in the course, to abolish slavery, was led by Abraham Lincoln. Throughout this tumultuous period, a burgeoning industrial economy, made possible largely by the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, began to transform America's economy and society just as profoundly as the war."--p.[4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2009.
ISBN: 9780816071760
Call Number: 973 HANDBOOK
Characteristics: 257 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.
United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln).
United States -- Civilization.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Social conditions.
United States -- Transportation -- History.
United States -- Religion -- History.
United States -- Medicine -- History.
Confederate States of America.
United States -- History.
United States -- History -- 1849-1877.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
National characteristics, American.
Amusements -- United States -- History.
Technology -- United States -- History.
Education -- United States -- History.
Families -- United States -- History.
Secession -- Southern States.
Indians of North America -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- History.
Slavery -- United States.
Railroads -- United States -- History.
Additional Contributors: Carlisle, Rodney P.


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