Focus Questions:

  1. What is industrialism?
  2. How did it positively affect the United States in the 1800's? (socially, economically, culturally, racial tensions, etc.)
  3. How did it negatively affect the United States in the 1800's? (socially, economically, culturally, racial tensions, etc.)
  4. How did industrialism affect relations between the United States and other world powers?
  5. What elements of industrialism are present in Moby Dick?
  6. How do these elements contribute to the plot and structure of the novel?
  7. What historic parallels in regards to industrialism are present in the novel?
  8. How do these elements of industrialism help to create the underlying class warfare that the story of Moby Dick describes?

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Democracy and Industrialism-//G.K. Chesterton// http://www.chesterton.org/gkc/Distributist/industrial.htm
Industrialism-Progress or decline http://www.wwnorton.com/nael/victorian/topic_1/welcome.htm
Philosophy Behind Industrialism http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/USRA_Industrial_Philosophy.htm
Predecessor: Conservation http://www.epa.gov/history/publications/origins3.htm
Whaling & Fishing http://www.powertolearn.com/li_history/fishing.html
Whole Bunch o'Links-Industrial Revolution http://www.teacheroz.com/19thcent.htm#industrial
Wikipedia: Industrial Revolution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrialism

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