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Unformatted text preview: Dr. Margo McBane History 15A Fall Semester Journal: The Other Civil War Howard Zinn speaks of many different stories that are all wrapped around a central theme. American society was changing in the pre-Civil War era. People were tired of being exploited, others were tired of doing so much work and assuming so much responsibility but lacking important rights to show for efforts. This era was a time of mass immigration and social discomfort. Zinn uses three prime examples to elaborate on the theme. The first two rebellions consisted of rebellions in New York and Rhode Island. The first, in Albany, New York was brought about by a lack of property rights for farmers in the Hudson River Valley. Many counties in this area were owned by a few very wealthy landowners who granted no property rights to their renters and exploited them for the lands resources at the same time. The farmers grew tired of this, they organized, and they rebelled violently against any attempts to collect rent. grew tired of this, they organized, and they rebelled violently against any attempts to collect rent....
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