The paper "Women's Role in the Maintenance of the Industries" is a wonderful example of an assignment on history. According to Thomas Dublin, the changes in the textile mills which included reduction of wages and an increase in the pace of work made women reconsider protest as the only way of saving themselves from oppression. This is evidenced by their involvement in strikes between 1834 and 1836 which quested to protest against wage cuts. Between 1843 and 1848, the women protested against the long working hours in the mills; they campaigned towards ensuring the working hours have been reduced (Richter 11). The North and South varied in diverse ways.
For instance, it is evident that the number of middle-class people was greater in the North than in the South. It is also evident that the North majored in industrialization as well as small farming whereas the South was agriculturists who relied entirely on the labor offered by slaves (Lasser and Robertson 343). Additionally, education was highly valued in the North than in the South; the majority of the Northerners were literate. These variations were among the reasons that made slavery to be highly practiced in the South than in the North.
Additionally, these variations enhanced the reduction of manual labor (slavery) as well as labor costs in the North. It is also evident that literacy enhanced change of oppressive working conditions in the North. In the South, where slavery was highly practiced, black women worked on not only mines but also cotton farms as tillers. Unlike black women, white women participated in home chores as housewives (Smith 6). Additionally, it is evident that some white women were barred by their husbands from doing domestic works at the cost of the blacks.
Unlike white women in the South, the majority of the white women in the North played a very significant role in the maintenance of the industries.