Thomas Charles Farrer (1839-1891), Mount Tom, 1865. American Realism. 1850-1900 The Civil War and Post-War Period. Realists sought to accurately portray real life, without filtering it through personal feelings, romanticism, or idealism. Elements of Literature, 6 th ed (419). Response to.
The Civil War and Post-War Period
Elements of Literature, 6thed (419)
Children in Mullen’s Alley, photograph, Jacob Riis, 1888
satirists like Mark Twain and poets like Walt Whitman tried to ~keep it real.~