Realism, Regionalism, and Naturalism (1850-1913). Colby McCollum & Jennifer Baker. Regionalism. Regionalism the different types of writing in different areas. In the south many people started writing about how slavery was good and how they hated the slaves and abolitionists.
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Realism, Regionalism, and Naturalism(1850-1913)
Some of the more famous books that demonstrate regionalism are Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn written by Mark Twain.
This picture depicts the widely knows scene of Tom Sawyer, where Tom tricks his friends into whitewashing the fence and get his friends to give him their possessions.
Naturalism is a type of writing that doubts the ability for man kind to make moral choices and standards.
Authors wrote of characters that were totally controlled by their world and environment giving the theme that the world is what truly influences a person’s decision.
Also the idea of where a person will go in life is determined by his heredity and success of his business.
Some naturalists believed that their life was out of their control and they were at the mercy of all powerful forces.
Usually derogatory to the human race, called people evil by heart.
Naturalism was also used in war propaganda calling the enemy evil.
Showed life as it really was
Used language of ordinary people
Idea that success brought greed, materialism and corruption
Books about slavery became popular in the north.
Realism like naturalism was used as propaganda in the civil war. The union told of the horrible things slave owners did to their slaves.
During this time period many inventions were made that served as the base of today’s technology such as the car.
The first car was made by Henry Ford.
The rifles were more accurate and powerful because they had grooves on the inside of the barrel to cause the bullet to spiral.
Artillery also became more powerful and could shoot even farther.
Clothes during the time period were relatively nice. Men wore suits and women wore big dresses that covered their body.
European music was imported the US.
The original camera was created and became more widely used.
Took a long time for the camera to flash and that’s why no one smiled when they got their picture taken.
Railroads changed America
Increased the speed of transportation of people and goods.
Helped bring supplies to the war front.
Created in the early 1900’s.
The birth of air transportation and combat.
After the civil war many people began moving to the US.
Population sky rocketed.
All these different cultures brought their traditions molding the US.