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Which of the following was a result of the growth of an urban middle class in the 18th and early 19th centuries?
  1. The decline of the upper class
  2. The rise of private schools to allow middle class children access to education
  3. A general decline in farming in the early 19th century
  4. Women's work could be limited to within the home
  5. There dramatic rise in conspicuous consumption
Answer: D - The urban middle class allowed for women's work to be limited to the home. Rural women had always participated in farm labor, although their chores tended to be in the vicinity of the home. However, urban middle-class women did not have to seek wage labor or work on the farms. Women's domestic duties grew accordingly as numerous women's publications offered advice about how to properly furnish and maintain a home.
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