The Changing Place of Women DBQ

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The antebellum market revolution transformed a subsistence economy of scattered farms and tiny workshops into a national network of industry and commerce. In other words, it took the work that most people did in their homes, and made them more efficient through factories. On the other hand, the Second Great Awakening was a religious revival characterized by emotional mass “camp meetings” and widespread conversion. It influenced many things including the women’s movement. Although women were still considered inferior to men, the role of women in family, workplace, and society evolutionized as a result of the antebellum market revolution and Second Great Awakening in the years 1815-1860. Since few women actually got jobs in factories many…show more content…
Women began to earn positions in factories as a result of the antebellum market revolution. The Second Great Awakening inspired many women to fight for their rights. Many women began to speak out about their beliefs on slavery and other issues. For example, in a dialogue between Harriet and Mrs. A on the topic of slavery, Harriet says, “women, with the strength and the enlightening power of truth on their side, may not do something to overthrow it.” Harriet

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