9781557285966-1557285969-Expansion of Everyday Life, 1860–1876

Expansion of Everyday Life, 1860–1876

ISBN-13: 9781557285966
ISBN-10: 1557285969
Author: Sutherland, Daniel
Publication date: 2000
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Format: Paperback 300 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781557285966
ISBN-10: 1557285969
Author: Sutherland, Daniel
Publication date: 2000
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Format: Paperback 300 pages

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Acknowledged authors Sutherland, Daniel wrote Expansion of Everyday Life, 1860–1876 comprising 300 pages back in 2000. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1557285969 and 9781557285966. Since then Expansion of Everyday Life, 1860–1876 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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During this period, five states joined the Union―Kansas, West Virginia, Nevada, Nebraska and Colorado―and the population reached nearly forty million. The westward movement was given a boost by the cornpletion of the first intercontinental railroad, and migration from farms and villages to towns and cities increased, accompanied by a shift from rural occupations and crafts to industrial tasks and trades. Overall, the pursuit of middle-class status became a driving force. As this book illustrates, however, most people, though affected by the major upheavals of history, simply pursued their personal lives. Sutherland chronicles dating and marriage customs, the dangers and discomforts of mining, and life in the gambling dens, saloons, dance halls, and "cathouses" of the period. Through extensive quotations from diaries, letters, and the popular press, the reader glimpses an American middle class just beginning to grope its way toward the modern world.

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