#18 Democratizing culture

#18 Democratizing culture - Wednesday,May31,y I Success in...

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Wednesday, May 31, y Democratizing Culture  I. “Success in Everything” In first half of 19th century, life was very unstable Desperate for economic stability-> sought cultural solutions Sought solutions & different ways -American culture in first half of 19th century, reinforced that society was polarizing along class lines II. Home and Work A. Pre-Industrial Life revolved around the household & the family all work involved the entire family apprentices boarded in masters home & wife cook & cleaned for them as well wife had no rights, role was to aide the husband no separation between home & work growing of market dissolved the link between home & work sharp differences between those who benefitted most from ind. rev( emerging middle class) & those who found the new society more of a struggle (emerging working class) B. Middle-Class “Separate Spheres” 1. Men’s Public Sphere Separation between men’s office/ work & home -separation of men’s family role jobs the wife used to do, such as in shoe making, a worker now completed 2. Women’s Private Sphere • Women to maintain home as refuge for husband • Overseeing the morals of their own household along with overseeing the morals of the nation as a whole
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