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Chapter 5. Cities in the Gilded Age, 1877–1896
Chapter 5. Cities in the Gilded Age, 1877–1896

The year 1877 is known to historians as one of the most violent in American history. It marked the formal end of Reconstruction, providing white Southerners a new freedom to intimidate blacks; the acme of the depression of the 1870s; and the first nationwide strike, in which several cities became battlegrounds between workers and the ...

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