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mercantile
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The Awakening
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  • Meanwhile he held on to his modest position in a mercantile house in New Orleans, where an equal familiarity with English, French and Spanish gave him no small value as a clerk and correspondent.

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  • The mercantile and commercial interests of the north are at odds with the southern desire for cultural preservation.
  • preached a mercantile and militant patriotism

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