1877: Year of Violence (1st Edition Reprint) - download pdf or read online

By Robert V. Bruce

ISBN-10: 0929587057

ISBN-13: 9780929587059

This isn't easily the tale of a yr from our previous yet a dramatic account of a social and political rebellion that turned a hindrance during American improvement. via 1877 the us had floor via 4 years of melancholy endlessly. The temper of the country used to be explosive. As hard work sought to unite opposed to the nice firms, violence and lawlessness unfold in the course of the towns, accented through race riots, lynchings, govt corruption, scandal in excessive locations, and the surprising progress of juvenile gangs. The summer time of 1877 produced a climax: a national railroad strike observed by way of rioting coast to coast. Mr. Bruce's relocating account of those occasions portrays a kingdom attempting to take care of an commercial melancholy ahead of it had discovered concerning the difficulties of industrialism. The upheaval used to be might be our closest brush with category revolution in the USA. A taut narrative that's relieved by way of flashes of an adequately sardonic humor. Mr. Bruce has resisted the temptation to permit his outstanding tale develop into an insignificant hour-by-hour new edition of mayhem and emotion. All alongside the way in which he thoughtfully assesses simply what this 12 months intended in American historical past.

- Eric F. Goldman, big apple instances.

The writer is going to the assets in scholarly type yet stories it in a favored style
An informative and readable booklet.

-C. Vann Woodward.

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Martindale, p. 802 (opium). 80 Dioscorides, iv, 64. 4 (ed. Wellmann, 11, p. 220). 81 Trease and Evans, Pharmacognosy, p. 411. 82 Horatio C. Wood, Charles H. , The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 22nd edn (Philadelphia, 1937), p. 773. 83 Dioscorides, iv, 64. 4 (ed. Wellmann, 11, p. 220). 84 Ibid. 85 Trease and Evans, Pharmacognosy, p. 313. 86 George Usher, A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man (London, 1974), p. 183. , Martindale, p. 1022. , Dispensatory, p. 805. , Martindale, p. 802; dropped from Martindale, 28th ed.

8 Dioscorides' citation of Mnesidimus is the single reference to this otherwise unknown Hellenistic physician, who appears to have been a noted authority on the opium poppy. K. Deichgraber, 'Mnesidemos (2)', RE, xv, pt 2 (Munich, 1901), col. 2275. 9 Nicander, Alexipharmaca, 433-64 = A. S. F. Gow and A. F. , Nicander. The Poems and Poetical Fragments (Cambridge, 1953), pp. 122—5. 10 W. G. Spencer, ed. , Celsus. De medicina, 3 vols. (London, 1935—8), n, p. xlvi. , 4 (1982), pp. 187-227 (esp. 187-95).

The papal nuntius in Lisbon simultaneously introduced the seeds to the Vatican, where they were planted in the gardens. 79 In the spread of tobacco we find perhaps the best example of a commodity whose varied use reflected social divisions. As tobacco smoke offended many in the upper classes and as pipe smoking was seen to be inelegant for ladies, taking snuff became a way for the elite to distinguish itself from the populace. Thus the Italian clergy mostly used tobacco in the form of snuff. 80 From France the habit spread to other countries.

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