Regionalism Late 1800s. Preview. Read p. 619 in your textbook. You have 4 minutes. . Huge Regionalist Writers: Bret Harte Mark Twain. Regionalism. Embraces not the universal but the particular Focuses on what specifically characterizes a geographical area and its people.
*Writers wanted to record and celebrate the vast diversity of American landscape and it’s people
*Place/Setting is integral to the story itself
“cal’klated to edercate”= calculated to educate
Why might 19th century readers have been especially receptive to regionalist and local-color writing?
Readers were able to identify with the characters because they behaved and sounded like people they encountered in their everyday live.