By Edward L. Ayers, Lewis L. Gould, David M. Oshinsky, Jean R. Soderlund
With a different realization to time because the defining nature of background, AMERICAN PASSAGES deals scholars a view of yankee background as an entire, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of 3 key features of time--sequence, simultaneity, and contingency. With readability and objective, the authors show how occasions develop from different occasions, people's activities, and vast structural alterations (sequence), how it appears disconnected occasions happened in shut chronological proximity to each other and have been located in higher, shared contexts (simultaneity), and the way historical past all at once pivoted due to occasions, personalities, and unforeseen results (contingency).
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The legislature set up the Illinois Railroad Commission with wide powers. Neighboring states such as Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin followed the Illinois example during the next several years. S. Supreme Court as Munn v. Illinois. The justices handed down their decision in 1877, as the railroad industry faced a nationwide strike. ) ■❚❘❘ Indian Policies The opening of the West to railroads and the spread of farmers onto the Great Plains meant that Native Americans had to resist an encroaching white presence as had happened in the 1830s and 1850s.
Reconstruction did not seem to be a noble crusade for human rights but part of a troubling pattern of corruption and excessive government power. With 461 462 CHAPTER 16 • Reconstruction: Its Rise and Fall 1865–1877 new economic issues on the political agenda, the problems of the South had to compete with the problems arising from the spread of the railroad network after the Civil War. Farmers and Railroads The expansion of railroads posed new challenges for farmers in the South and West. Throughout the 1860s, two transcontinental railroads laid tracks across the country.
The Klan dressed in costumes designed to overawe the former slaves, hiding behind their anonymity to avoid retaliation. It became in effect a military wing of the Democratic Party, devoting much of its energy to warning and killing white and black men who dared associate with the Republicans or supported black rights. Johnson toured the country in the fall of 1866 to denounce Republicans and their policy. But even his supporters saw the tour (called the “swing around the circle”) as a “thoroughly reprehensible” disaster.