America Between the Civil War and the 20th Century: 1865 to by Jeff Wallenfeldt, Britannica Educational Publishing

By Jeff Wallenfeldt, Britannica Educational Publishing

The newly reunified usa skilled a tenuous peace following the yank Civil warfare. It was once a interval characterised by way of nice technological advances, but in addition through elevated political, fiscal, and social polarization. This penetrating examine American background among the Civil warfare and twentieth century comprises firsthand bills that display the existing ideologies of the time and make clear major humans and occasions.

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