HST 109 Disc 2
According to Webster, who benefits from industrialization and how does he reason thus?
Does Crockett’s tour report support Webster’s claims?
In Webster’s excerpt, the author describes how industrialization will help the entire
In his argument, Webster states that by using science to help production, every part of
the economy can be helped out.
Through producing more products, more employees will need to
In addition, since so many products can be made, then they also need to be cheap and
affordable for anyone.
This way, the consumer can pay a fair price, and the producer still
He also adds a side statement, noting how England will also be indebted to the
Overall, Webster encourages America to embrace the scientific knowledge, and
expand business in order to help the entire nation (Webster 1).
When Crockett visited the North, he was slightly confused at first, since he was not used
to the bustling cities.
Still, even Crockett stated that these industries were very important for the
country; furthermore adding, that the employment of men and women not only adds to individual
happiness, but also to the wealth of our nation.
He also agrees with Webster with the idea that
the industrialization decreases America’s dependency on foreign nations (Crockett 1).
From the National Trades’ Union Convention and Robinson readings, do you think either
the Convention or Lowell girls would agree with Webster that opposition between workers and
factory owners/managers was a “specious fallacy”—that the interests of both sides were the
When reading these two articles, it is clear that the Lowell girls would agree with
Webster in regards to the factory and owners opposition.
In the National Trades’ Union
Convention article, the author clearly objects the opposition of the workers.
This is mostly
because of the women working (Commons 1).
Yet, when reading the Lowell article, the exact
opposite is true.
This article expresses no problem at all between the two groups, and how the
author in particular is very grateful for the experience.
This is much more close with the
Webster article, and therefore I would say that the Lowell girls would agree with Webster