Dbq on Manchester

Although the staggering population growth of Manchester in the 1800s delighted many people-for they thought this had led to advances in manufacturing and other industries-the increase caused myriad issues such as lethal diseases in addition to poor living and working conditions which outraged many more in the working class.
The growth in population-which brought advances in manufacturing- arose several positive reactions throughout England. According to Document 3, the manufacturing system increased the national wealth and thus people were better fed, clothed, and even lived longer (Doc.3). Document 3 however, is biased because it was written by Thomas B, Macaulay, and as a member of the high class in England, the growth in population gave him profit (POV 1). The idea in Doc.3 is reinforced as Document 10 mentions that the increased salaries and “improved working conditions” were all due to the manufacturing industry (Doc.10). Document 10, nevertheless, contains bias because as a journal article, it was written for public viewing and the author may be concerned about public opinion, thus hiding his true ideas (POV 2). Further pleased reactions were bared as Document 9 described Manchester as the “Workshop of the World” with an energetic and spirited population (Doc. 9). This document, thought, is biased because being a business directory; it -by nature- only focuses on, and even exaggerates the prosperity of, businesses and the economic aspect of situations (POV 3).
While myriad thought the growth was a virtuous thing, many more had affronted reactions toward the condition. According to Documents 2 and 11, this inequitable growth caused overpopulation and the manufacturing system only accounted for pollution (Doc.2) (Doc     11). Document 2 is biased because it was written by a Romantic poet and they believed industrialization was dehumanizing (POV 4). Document 11 is biased because it was written for a magazine that deals with “social issues” and therefore would...