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I found this book an absolutely extraordinary exposition of life in the United states during the period described. At first I looked it up because of specific interests in information about the Gilded Age after the Civil War - the usual historical accounts - names, dates, actions, etc, From this perspective it seemed a lightweight, talking about people, manners, attitudes etc. But on further reading I discovered that this author, Rhodes, had a peripatetic intelligence in the way he developed the book. I did not know, for example, that around 1850 urban Americans were less healtthy and smaller in stature than Englishmen! Their complexions tended to be sallow, and their faces furrowed. They lacked exercise, so prized by many of the founding fathers - especially Jefferson, who advised his nephew at the Sorbonne in Paris to preferably walk than ride, and remember mens sana in corpore sano! This began to change with time, however.
He describes the world of music, entertainment, humor, the role of religion, politics. He detests slavery but gives an objective descrption of South Carolinians just before the Civil War. Rhodes knew De Tocqueville backwards and forwards, and compares later times with those of De Tocqueville! What a prize.
I haven't gone all the way through, but believe that I'll print this book out for mysellf. Google be praised!
Frank T. Manneim, Fairfax VA
Pertaining to all books in the google books search engine, it would be much easier if the city of publication were identified in the about section of the format. Just as well would be to create a program that would create a full citation of the document e.g. ABC-Clio. Although I highly doubt anyone weithin the reaches of manifesting such change will read this review.
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Compromise Measures of 1850 - lovetoknow 1911
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