The Contemporary Time Period

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Definition of 'The Contemporary Period'

The definition of contemporary is existing at the same time or of the present time period. An example of contemporary are the works of Fitzgerald and Hemingway. An example of contemporary is furniture in the modern style


Historical event 1954

Around this time, segragation and racism were heavily debated topics. The fact that public school segregation was ruled unconstitutional by the supreme court created an uproar within white American groups, leading to new works of writings by those who agreed and disagreed with the decision.

Historical event 1997

After the events of the Cold War, the joining of the US and Russian space station created a new sense of peace between the two countries. This period of peace with Russia led Americans to write about it.

historical event 2011

Bin Ladens death created a sense of pride in the military, and the nation as a whole. Because of this, Americans wrote about nationalism and their pride in their counrty.