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.
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.Regionalism (continued)
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.Naturalism
Naturalism was also used in war propaganda calling the enemy evil.Naturalism (continued)
Showed life as it really was heart.
Used language of ordinary people
Idea that success brought greed, materialism and corruption
Books about slavery became popular in the north.Realism
Realism like naturalism was used as propaganda in the civil war. The union told of the horrible things slave owners did to their slaves.Realism (continued)
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.Inventions
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.Warfare
Clothes during the time period were relatively nice. Men wore suits and women wore big dresses that covered their body.Clothes
Classical music wore suits and women wore big dresses that covered their body.
European music was imported the US.Music
The original camera was created and became more widely used. wore suits and women wore big dresses that covered their body.
Took a long time for the camera to flash and that’s why no one smiled when they got their picture taken.Camera
Railroads changed America wore suits and women wore big dresses that covered their body.
Increased the speed of transportation of people and goods.
Helped bring supplies to the war front.Train
Created in the early 1900’s. wore suits and women wore big dresses that covered their body.
The birth of air transportation and combat.Airplane
After the civil war many people began moving to the US. wore suits and women wore big dresses that covered their body.
Population sky rocketed.
All these different cultures brought their traditions molding the US.Immigration