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Patrick Sullivan Sociology 106 CE Writing Prompt #2 The family, as a social institution, is a central location in the creation of inequality. During the colonial era, the family was the center of the world and everything else was peripheral. Without one’s family, it was hard to survive. The family depended on each other to succeed. Usually the father owned a small business where he was a master of his trade and he would teach his son how to master the trade as well so his son could continue in the business. The mother generally kept the house in order such as making meals and sometimes she would help neighbors with sewing or other duties to help the family. The kids had school up until a certain point where they were expected to find jobs or start an apprenticeship. These patterns continued for roughly 100 years until the industrial revolution, which challenged the home as a base or center for all life. The industrial revolution created this theory of separate spheres. There are two parts to this theory which are: public and private. The public sphere was more of an economic sector
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