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The New Underground Railroad and U.S. Immigration

It is the 1820’s. White supremacist and US president James Monroe is serving his second term. Pundits refer to this period as the Era of Good Feelings which is tongue-in-cheek for the division beneath the surface. The Federalist party has collapsed and from its ashes rises the Democratic Party. The Missouri Compromise has passed introducing the free state of Maine and the slave state of Missouri. This is the Pre-Civil War era. Anti-immigration sentiment was increasing in response to job shortages. Wealthy...

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