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"A bold, insightful book, richly researched, and fast paced... Bellesiles vividly portrays on a single canvas the violent confrontations in 1877."
—Alfred F. Young, co-editor of Revolutionary Founders: The Promise of the American Revolution
"Every reader will be caught up in this powerful examination of a nation trying to make sense of the complex changes and challenges of the post-Civil War era."
—Carol Berkin, author of A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution and Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence
[A] wonderful read that is sure to appeal to those interested in the challenges of creating a post-Civil War society.
Chapter 1 On the Edge of a Volcano 1
Chapter 2 Seeking White Unity 21
Chapter 3 Bringing Order to the West 62
Chapter 4 The Terror of Poverty 110
Chapter 5 The Great Insurrection 144
Chapter 6 Homicidal Nation 191
Chapter 7 Breaking the Spell 226
Posted August 26, 2013
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