Am I Not a Man and a Brother?

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Artist: Josiah Wedgwood

Date: 1787

Perhaps the most important reform movement in the 19th century was the Abolitionist Movement against slavery. This medallion first created by Josiah Wedgwood in the 18th century became a prominent symbol of the movement, and appealed to the audience’s sense of pathos by showing that black people, despite their pigment, were equally men and brothers as whites.

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The Drunkard’s Progress

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Artist: Nathaniel Currier

Date: 1846

During the mid-19th Century, many reforms were taking place throughout the United States, such as the Temperance Movement against alcohol consumption. This lithograph is in support of this movement, and it shows the possible consequences people may face if they drink too much.

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Sphere of Women – Paul Jimenez

Sphere of Women

In the 19th Century, the social roles of women especially in relation to their family changed dramatically. The key change that is most noticeable is that married couples no longer had children for the sake of providing a labor force and a new generation to carry on the work. Instead, families were expanding and parents had children to have kids to love and take care of.

1850

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Slave Quarters – Paul Jimenez

Slave Quarters - Paul Jimenez

It was very common in the 19th Century for plantations that had slaves to construct slave quarters for the slaves to live in. Slaves were also provided with garden plots and some land to farm, which was beneficial to slaves and slave owners. Slaves were able to maintain their own source of food and could also trade/ sell what they grew for their own benefit.

1805

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