By Michael A. Bellesiles
In 1877, celebrated historian Michael Bellesiles unearths that the fires of that fated 12 months additionally fueled a hothouse of cultural and highbrow innovation. Bellesiles relates the tale of 1877 not only via dramatic occasions, but additionally in the course of the lives of well-known and little-known Americans.
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All through heritage, the Balkans were a crossroads, a area of unending army, cultural and fiscal blending and clashing among Europe and Asia, Christianity and Islam, Catholicism and Orthodoxy. topic to violent shifts of borders, rulers and trust platforms by the hands of the world's nice empires--from the Byzantine to the Habsburg and Ottoman--the Balkans are usually known as Europe's tinderbox and a seething cauldron of ethnic and non secular resentments.
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This quantity was once released in 1903. the first Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment was once a regiment within the Union military throughout the American Civil conflict. It suffered extra casualties in an ill-fated cost through the Siege of Petersburg than any Union regiment misplaced overnight of wrestle during the battle. It was once additionally the Union regiment with the top variety of officials killed.
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1877: America's Year of Living Violently by Michael A. Bellesiles