Respond to the questions below. Your response must be a minimum of 450 words and both assert a position and address the questions posed.
The Northern states were undergoing the early stages of the industrial revolution that would sweep through the Western world in the 19th century.
- How did this change in the economic system in the North help to create the demand for change in the system of labor throughout the country?
- Did the economic arguments for change outweigh the moral arguments? How did the changing nature of work and the economy divide the Slave and Free states?
- Did the literature and art of the period often exclude scenes from the South?
- Why might artists have forgone coverage of slave America when they were seeking to portray an idyllic nation unified with nature?