This assignment requires you to analyze a debate in world history. in this paper, you will determine whether the industrial revolution means women were expressing a more modern, liberated social and sexual identity, or did women continue in the same traditional mindset as before, but their environment became less stable, and this led to the jump in illegitimacy? 1.What does Shorter specifically point to as proof that women had become more liberated? 2. What type of evidence does he use? How objective is it? 3. How do Tilly, Scott, and Cohen dismantle Shorter argument? What evidence do they use? How objective is it? What alternatives do they offer for the rise in illegitimacy? 4. Do the dates of publication or the gender of the authors, in any way influence their conclusions? 5. Is there any modern relevance to this debate?