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Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2013, 06:25 AM

1. Context matters. The Spanish-American war in 1898 led to US acquisition

of the Philippines and thus to the Philippine-American war in 1899. The difficulty of transferring US warships from the Pacific to the Caribbean in the Spanish-American war kindled a new interest in the proposal for a canal across the Isthmus of Panama, and in 1899 Congress also created the Isthmian Canal Commission to study the feasibility of the project. Also around that time, the US simply annexed Hawaii

Racism was common and acceptable, and Jim Crow continued to spread in the final years of the nineteenth century

Meanwhile, on the home front, progressivism was just organizing its long long march to break the power of the trusts and to free farmers from the power of the railroads, to end child labor and institute an eight hour day, and to regulate what could sold as food

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