How did Utopian communities challenge existing ideas about property and marriage?
History of U.S. to 1865
Topic: Review Chapter 12 in Eric Foner’s Give Me Liberty and post a minimum of 500 words that answers the questions in the prompt below; then, reply to the posts of two of your classmates (250 words for each response). Be critical and discuss what they posted in a larger context, or remind them of some significant information that is related to their response. You need to do more than just agree with them. Critique them and build on what they are saying… How did Utopian communities challenge existing ideas about property and marriage? How was the abolition movement affected by other social and economic changes such as the rise in literacy, new print technology, and ideas associated with the market revolution? How did white women’s participation in the abolitionist movement push them to a new understanding of their own rights and oppression? Be sure to cite specific information and examples from the textbook using parenthetical citation format, simply put the page number from where you found your information in parenthesis, like this (102). Don’t worry, these chapters are loaded with information that will allow you to answer these discussion questions. Try to write in your own words and do not use “direct quotes” in quotation marks. Be specific and avoid vague generalizations. You will need to examine Chapter 12, so get ready. All primary posts and replies need cited examples from the textbook.
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