The contemporary commentator who wrote that, by the early sixteenth century, Venice was a city “so full of books that it was hardly possible to walk down a street without armfuls thrust upon you, like cats in a bag, for two or three coppers each” unwittingly provided an evocative opening to any description of the culture of Venetian print.i As well as concern for the increasing vulgarization of intellectual life, his words underline the sheer quantity of printed material available for purchase in one of the most important centers for the production and sale of books in the Renaissance. As the city made the transfer from a manuscript culture enjoyed by the very few, to a culture of printing accessible to many, the voices of outspoken critics like Filippo de Strata gradually quieted.ii
To put it small, a very, very bad condition. Many southerners wanted to still have slaves but slavery was pretty much destroyed. To them this was a big problem, but it wasn't nearly their biggest. The entire U.S. struggled and after the Civil war, their was "Reconstruction" to try to fix society. The Civil War ended on May 9th, 1865 and the Thirteenth amendment was passed on December 1865. People of all races were in a rough time, fixing building, homes, etc. African Americans had trouble getting jobs due to heavy discrimination and usually had to work as servants. It took the U.S. all they way to 1877 to start to be fully back.
2. Bob Fosse, byname of Robert Louis Fosse, (born June 23, 1927, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.—died September 23, 1987, Washington, D.C.), American dancer, choreographer, and director who revolutionized musicals with his distinct style of dance—including his frequent use of props, signature moves, and provocative steps—and was