Civil War America, 1850 to 1875

By Selcer, Richard F.

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ISBN
978-0-81603-867-1
Publisher
New York : Facts On File, c2006.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2007

Gr 8-Up Between 1850 and 1875, government bureaucracy expanded and began detailed, systematic record keeping, providing "the first three-dimensional picture of the American people that far transcended the economically driven decennial census reports." Civil War-related statistics were not the only numbers collected; also documented were such aspects of life as religion, education, cost of living, and travel accidents. The 20 chapters here provide these statistics and accompanying essays on topics including climate, natural disasters, Native American life, politics, cities, "Representativ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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