Manchester Dbq Essay

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Manchester DBQ Throughout history, major revolutions have created conflicts in modernizing cities by rapid population growth and other contributors. Over the course of the nineteenth century, the growth of Manchester raised concerns about its suffering population and the unclean city, but it also spread increasing industry across Europe; all of which gained reactions of pity, rage, and prosperity. Manchester’s population suffered both from poor labor conditions and lack of rights, which drove them to pursue what they deserve with rage. An uncleanly city created a rampant increase in disease and poverty in Manchester bringing a need of peed. Although Manchester grew in poverty and wrath, the fruits of its industry continued to bring prosperity to the wealthy both in the city and around the globe. Most evidently, the debased city of Manchester provided a home for sickness and an increase in young deaths. Document #2 by Robert Southey says that there was “no place more destitute than Manchester.” His document describes the poor conditions of the city and its need for someone to have pity upon it. However, we would expect Southey to try to evoke such feelings from his audience because he is an English Romantic poet, whose job was to create emotions in his readers. Southey’s account of Manchester is also supported by Edwin Chadwick in Document #6. As a health reformer, Chadwick easily notices and describes causes of disease and death in Manchester. Document #11 also provides visual insight for the filthiness of Manchester. In the picture, the murky water, smoke-stained buildings, fires, and black smoke all indicate that Manchester was quite an unclean city. Secondly, Manchester’s suffering population only brewed reactions of bitterness and rage. In Document #4, Frances Anne Kemble describes a large crowd of factory workers, “among whom a dangerous spirit of
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