By Jeff Wallenfeldt, Britannica Educational Publishing
The newly reunified usa skilled a tenuous peace following the yankee Civil struggle. It used to be a interval characterised through nice technological advances, but additionally through elevated political, monetary, and social polarization. This penetrating examine American historical past among the Civil struggle and twentieth century contains firsthand money owed that demonstrate the present ideologies of the time and make clear major humans and occasions.
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Of course, greedy merchants were involved, but so too were the clergy, who in Raynal’s eyes, were more than happy to have new flocks to preach to, no matter how obtained, and were indirectly responsible for the evils of colonialism. The rest of the blame could be laid at the footsteps of tyrannical leaders—hereditary monarchs for the most part—who financed colonial adventures and reaped the benefits. Not surprisingly, Raynal’s rabid anticlerical and antimonarchical writings did not go over well with some in France.
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America Between the Civil War and the 20th Century: 1865 to 1900 by Jeff Wallenfeldt, Britannica Educational Publishing