What accounts for the proliferation of rural utopian communities in nineteenth-century America?
1. What accounts for the proliferation of rural utopian communities in nineteenth-century America?
2. Why did women take such a prominent role in the reform movement?
3. How did the abolitionists’ proposals and methods differ from those of earlier antislavery movements? Why did those proposals and methods arouse such hostility in the South and in the North?
4. How would you explain the large and expanding domestic trade in slaves between 1800 and 1860? What combination of factors produced this result?