Before the Marketing Revolution, women had a very limited role in society. “During Antebellum Period in America, women were in charge of child raising and housekeeping” (Volo and Dorothy 161). They were monetarily reliant on their husbands, since it was not their place to earn their own income. However, during the Marketing Revolution there were more opportunity provided than challenges for many women. “Women took on work as sewers and fitters in the new large-scale shoe and clothing operations” (Foner 262). Previously banded from these professions by traditional understandings of the arts, women found employment.
Where people worked and where people lived became physically separate spaces. The separation of work and home also meant the creation