jan 19th 2011 lecture - Title: The Cult of Domesticity and...

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Title: The Cult of Domesticity and How Separate Spheres Shaped the Nation Period: 1820-1900 Thesis: Gender was constructed in the 19th century in response to changes wrought by industrialization; the dominant paradigm that emerged was expressed in the “cult of domesticity’ and the separation of spheres.
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Outline: Industrial Revolution Impact on Economy Impact on ‘Family’ The Cult of Domesticity Impact of Civil War ‘Manifest Domesticity’
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Industrial Revolution 1780 - 1830 (textile mills) Second surge 1850 - 1890 (railroads) Manual/agrarian labor replaced by industrial/commercial waged labor Started with textile factories Expanded trade with the production of more goods and the ability to move then farther faster Railroads changed everything (1811 -1869) Expanded need for cheap labor Led to structural changes and ideological changes
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Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Consolidation of Wealth 1776 top 1/10 of population -- 47% of wealth
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2011 for the course AMCULT 201 taught by Professor Kristenhas during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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