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Prior to the US Civil War, two sets of economics were at work. One was the prosperous sales of Southern cotton both to the Northern textile mills and to Great Britain. In the North, it was in the midst of the industrial revolution and new railroads and new factories were being built. The institution of slavery was a mainstay for the Southern cotton plantations and created wealth for the owners of large cotton exports.The North continued its industrialization and much of this was due to mass immigrations of Irish Catholic s who worked the New York shipping docks and in factories.

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