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“Improves the Conditions of the Colonies”: The First Zionist Settlements in Ottoman Palestine

A discussion of using the first Zionist settlements in Ottoman Palestine to teach colonialism

Bram Hubbell
Bram Hubbell
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“Improves the Conditions of the Colonies”: The First Zionist Settlements in Ottoman Palestine
Making wine barrel in Zikhron Yaakov in 1890. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
From page 117 of the AP World History Course and Exam Description
From page 117 of the AP World History Course and Exam Description

During the nineteenth century, Europeans established colonies worldwide. We tend to focus on the African and Asian colonies, but there were also smaller colonies in other parts of the world. There were even colonies in territories that Europeans did not politically control, such as Ottoman Palestine. Baron de Baron de Rothschild financed Zionist colonies that were both settler and plantation colonies. He also helped to develop the wine industry in Palestine.

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