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The Industrial Revolution and Urbanism

The Industrial Revolution and Urbanism

Dr. Raphael Vago

The Industrial Revolution and the gradual urbanization that accompanied it, brought with them new challenges to the population of Europe. These would play a vital role in the rise of new movements and ideologies as well as have a major influence on the evolution of modern antisemitism.

How did the sense of disillusionment and discontent that festered among large segments of the European population in this time period affect the development of antisemitism?


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