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Matthew G. Swindell

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Donna A. Seger

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Undergraduate

Publication Date

5-1-2021

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1880s, Beverly, Gilded Age, Massachusetts

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History

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This thesis delves into the Beverly, Massachusetts, division movement of the 1880s and discusses how through its embodiment of class division issues and concern over the growing influence of money in government during the American Gilded Age, an effort to divide this town into two became the crisis of the Commonwealth as shown in the press and the legislature.

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Division! The Crisis of the Commonwealth in Beverly's Civil War.

This thesis delves into the Beverly, Massachusetts, division movement of the 1880s and discusses how through its embodiment of class division issues and concern over the growing influence of money in government during the American Gilded Age, an effort to divide this town into two became the crisis of the Commonwealth as shown in the press and the legislature.