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Civil Rights

In 1917, Randolph Bourne teased Progressives who believed they could decline the war according to their own liberal purposes. “Despite the administration idealistic language of democracy and freedom, the war (ww1) inaugurated the most intense repression of civil liberties the … Continue reading

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During the 19th century the citizenship rights granted by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments did not apply to Native Americans. Some laws did however offer them citizenship if they left their tribe and “joined” American society, but the  American Indians … Continue reading

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I am the same as you, am I not?

Just like how African-Americans sought for the true meaning and extent of freedom, so did women too. Reconstruction had little to do with women’s rights. Work was limited for women and when they did find work, the pay was undeniably … Continue reading

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