When tailoring first started out people often had to be sewn into their clothes making getting dressed difficult. Tailored clothes were also designed with much more aesthetic detail such as pictures being “embroidered by hand” (Source 2. 5) which meant clothes took hours upon hours to finish. These fancy clothes were a symbol of wealth because only the rich could afford to have these clothes custom made for them. Lower or middle class people often had their own family members making clothes for them because they could not afford to have a tailor.
A quilt is a piece of fabric stitched together, for us today it is used for warm covering. However, in "Everyday Use" a quilt is used to symbolize the passing down of heritage. "There are all pieces dresses Grandma used to wear. She did all this stitching by hand" (Walker 60). The quilts were made by the grandmother and the two sisters mother by hand, which makes it very memorable.
This devalued the jobs of women, as they stayed home and spun wool and stuff. Now there was machines to do that job. Additionally, these times widened gap between the wealthy and the poor. Unskilled workers, also known as “drifters” went town to town looking for jobs that worked for them. Despite all the problems, America had more opportunity than other countries oof the Old World.
A sandwich made of cloth and batting held together with stitches, a quilt is most often thought of as a bedcover. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, quilts were a significant part of women 's culture. They were used as a means of expressing social concerns and for cementing the relationships of women. The women 's movement of the 1960s and the art establishment 's discovery of quilts as a medium for abstract expression led in the 1970s to recognizing the quilt as a legitimate art form. Originally used in clothing to keep the wearer warm, quilted fabric later was used as armor to absorb the impact of weapons.
With the new inventions it created more jobs for the society. The factory owners first started to hire men, however since the wages were low and there was a demand for laborers, it made it so women and children had to work. Girls as young as six were used to haul carts
Since all harvesting, weaving, and production of fabrics and clothing was done by hand during the time, the process greatly influenced the prices. Also, due to the laws prohibiting who was allowed to wear what, combined with the cost of material, there was a huge difference in clothing style and look between the classes. Clothing of the upper classes was heavy and cumbersome, and at times offered a restricted movement to the wearer. Although the clothing styles of women during Renaissance period changed from year to year, but the basic styles remained the same. Women wore long dresses, quite often with detachable sleeves.
This helped to alleviate the stresses with moving to a new country; however, most immigrants came to the United States penniless and lived in low-income housing as their jobs rarely supported themselves let alone their families. Most of these jobs were labor-intensive, and oftentimes, very dangerous. “These urban immigrants
One of the many matters of the Quilting Bee was to aide other women by donating quilts for others’ hope chests (Johnson). The event often includes a dance towards the evening and was also combined with a dinner served for all the families to participate in. Quilts are comprised of smaller blocks that are stitched together to eventually form larger blocks. The various amounts of blocks include the nine patch, the shoo fly, the churn dash the prairie queen, the hourglass, the contrary wife the letter X and lastly, the variable star (Johnson). Each design is repeated or alternated with just a simple block which eventually creates the overall
The hospice is a great example of socially constructed because not everyone can afford this luxury of dying in a place that feels like home. On the other hand, if you are lower class you tend to not seek medical attention because of the lack of income. Lower class almost never receive regular checkups and might also not receive the same health providers as the
Social capital is the networks of relationships among people who live and work in a particular society, enabling that society to function efficiently. I think that families that are poor can 't really do much about the places they live in, more so wealthier families can live in mansions but also still be in debt. Its difficult to actually know which family is better off. Some families that are poor get a lot of free things life lunches at school and wealthier kids treat poor kids differently when it comes to certain things and that is not right at all. And schools and other facilities should look more into discussing things so that it won’t be that was anymore.
During the 1930’s there was an overwhelming sense of preconceived ideas of gender roles and what place they maintained in society, men were expected to work in order to earn a living and provide for their families, while women were more likely to stay at home to look after the children and cook and clean until the man returns from work. For working class Americans and the poor, the situation was during the Great Depression and many people were out of work and had to resort to desperate measures in order to provide for their families. Contrast to the upper class of the time who went by greatly untouched by economic downfall and thus become increasingly more obliged to seek a wife in order to have a family and live what seemed to be the idea of a middle-class woman’s American dream to marry a wealthy man.
Especially in the growing cities of the Northeast, economic growth was accompanied by a significant wondering of the gap between wealthy merchants and industrialists, on the one hand, and impoverished factory workers, unskilled dock workers, and seamstresses laboring at home, on the other. (189)." Before the market revolution in transportation, farming, and goods, families used to work for themselves at their farms, and exchange goods among their neighbor; all without the need for money. Nevertheless, the market revolution changed that, it contributed toward the production of goods that was now being manufactured increasing outside the home. And at the moment, they started exchanging money for goods, providing for the growth of the economy.
Deporting or getting rid of these workers would make the prices to increase in daily products such as milk, vegetables, or fruits. Furthermore, it will also create an issue in industries like construction and hospitality, because then there will be a scarcity of employees. Unlike most most people think, undocumented immigrants do not send all their money to their homeland, they do send money to their countries, for the reason that, they support families. The majority of their money is spent within the United States, and therefore, help the economy. These migrants have dreams, they want to buy a house or a car, they want to help America the same way citizens do, so why not give them the opportunity.