COS Standard 6 Describe social and economic conditions from the 1920s through the Great Depression regarding factors leading to a deepening crisis, including the collapse of the farming economy and the stock market crash of 1929.
Identifying notable authors of the 1920s, including John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, and Zora Neale Hurston Chapter 22 Section 2
John Steinbeck • Novelist • Grapes of Wrath: Oklahoma family fleeing Dust Bowl for a new life in California • Portrays people who live in poverty and their misfortunes
William Faulkner • Influences literary style • The Sound and the Fury • Wrote about people who live in the south • Themes for writing: searching for meaning, racism, the connection between past and present, social and moral burdens, feminism
Zora Neale Hurston • Novelist • Their Eyes Were Watching God • Harlem Renaissance • Themes: Rural African American culture set in Florida • African American females are central characters