Regionalism , Realism, & Naturalism. Regionalism. Regionalism was heavily influenced by Romanticism and carried on many core beliefs. After the Civil War there was intense urbanization in America. Regionalism reacted against urbanization and sought to portray the color of local culture. .
“Gilded Age” (glorious prosperity built on the backs of the poor)
A man said to the universe:
“Sir, I exist!"
“However,” replied the universe,
“The fact has not created in me
“A sense of obligation.” -Stephen Crane