The Turn of the 19th Century | Socyberty
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This isolation from the people and the absence of all contact with them was a characteristic feature of Arab nationalism at the turn of the 19th century, and one of the main reasons for its weakness. Most of the Arab nationalists lived abroad and restricted their activities to the propagation of nationalist ideas. Despite their weakness and shortcomings, however, their activities paved the way for the Arabs’ national awakening and were one of the factors which brought about the upsurge of the national liberation movement in the Arab countries in the period of the general awakening of Asia.
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Sarah Smith Emery, in her nineties when she wrote this memoir, grew up around the turn of the 19th century in the Massachusetts countryside. Her family lived on a farm near the port town of Newburyport, on the Merrimack River. Life on the farm, as she described it, was a series of peaceful routines organized by season, time of day, age, and gender. Emery described the home production of food, such as butter and cheese, and household items, including candles, soap, and clothing. Spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, dressmaking, cooking, preserving food, and housecleaning filled this early nineteenth-century girl’s life, while the men in her family farmed, butchered, and chopped wood. Militia training took place twice each year, in spring and fall. At the time that Emery was writing, the United States was rapidly shifting from an agricultural to an urban industrial economy, and nostalgia for rural life thus colored her recollections.
The Turn of the 19th century is arguably one of the darkest times for American international relationships. During this time the U.S. obtained vast chunks of territory out of the global butcher house, vying with other European powers for more land. Spain had abused control over their territories, and its native peoples cried out to the U.S. for aid. The U.S. eventually gained control of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippine Islands, all in the name of humanitarian concern for the native peoples of these territories. However, the evidence clearly conveys that the U.S. partook in blatant imperialism unjustified by arrogance and superiority.The economic slowdown affected all classes of society, as it did all ethnic groups, but in different ways and to different degrees. From the post-Deportation period to the turn of the 19th Century, the Acadian economy was totally dependent on the geographical location of its business enterprises. Prior to the Deportation, most Acadians had been farmers, but from the 19th Century onwards the Acadian economy was multiple, with each sector being defined by the dominant role of one or more large companies.