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The Northern World View

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The North and the Market Revolution
The acceleration of a national and international market economy created regional political
and economic loyalties that often continued to overshadow national concerns.




The Age of Jackson - The Jacksonian CUSP


The Northern World View - The Market Revolution - i TRIP


The Southern World View - Plantation Agriculture - The Power of 50


Religion and Reform - Impact of the Second Great Awakening 




The Market Revolution was a drastic change in the manual labor system originating in the South (and soon moving to the North) and later spreading to the entire world.  Traditional commerce was made obsolete by improvements in transportation and communication. This is thought to have been caused by increasing industrialization, such as Eli Whitney's invention, the Cotton Gin.


View of Lowell, Massachusetts at the confluence of the Merrimack and  Concord rivers, with a row of textile mills or factories mainly along the  Merrimack River] | Library of Congress

[View of Lowell, Massachusetts at the confluence of the Merrimack and 

Concord rivers, with a row of textile mills or factories mainly along the Merrimack River]

The Belles of New England: The Women of the Textile Mills




i - T- R - I - P Market Revolution (1815–1860)

Sectionalism map · Young American Republic






http://sierrasolutions.com/ - the modern yankee peddler ?

The northern states by the Antebellum Period, the market was booming. The market society has commercial, consumerist mentalities, and its belief--eventually, its faith in, its defense of--free labor for the common man.  How does this image represent the Market Revolution?  







The Market Revolution also leads to a lot of natural environmental degradation. People got to be--got worried about rivers, they really did. There's now an environmental history being written of the impact of the Market Revolution.


In any society changing this much, this fast, doubling its own population--doubling--in twenty-five years.  Any era of great change, great ferment, usually causes reform, anxiety, people who get worried, want to change things.





Ralph Waldo Emerson "Man the Reformer"

What is man born for? What is man born for but to be a reformer? Isn’t man a re-maker of what he has made, a renouncer of lies, a restorer of truth and good, imitating that great Nature?


Let him renounce everything which is not true to him, and put all his practices back on their first thoughts, and do nothing for which he has not the whole world for his reason.

Emerson is arguing, right or wrong, that you are a reformer by nature. Nature recreates itself daily and so do humans.  Is he right?





Impact of the Market Revolution 



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