Bridging the Gap
By Tori, Daniya, and David
Literary Characteristics: Era of Realism, Naturalism and the civil war
Major Event of the Time:
-1850 California became the 31st state of the United States of America
-1851 the newyork times founded
-1854 Republican Party founded
- 1857 the Indian mutiny
- 1859 first oil well
Attitude of Nation:
-During the 1850s and 1890s, members of American medical community sought to exclude the Chinese from immigrating to the USA because the physicians believed that the Chinese opium smoking habit threatened the moral system of the country.
Advancements at the Time:
-Major developments in the world of transportation took place between 1850 and 1890,
-Isaac Singer gave the world the sewing machine motor in 1855.
-The typewriter was invented by Christopher Scholes in 1867.
-In 1867, Sylvester Roper invented a coal-powered, steam-driven motorcycle
-Nobel created innovative weapons devices during this time, including a detonator in 1863, dynamite in 1867 and blasting gelatin made of gun cotton and nitroglycerin in 1875.
1873 and 1893 were years remembered primarily as the beginnings of two disastrous economic depressions, or “panics.” Americans witnessed nationwide labor strikes and sustained price deflation.
-number of baptisms increase from 1853 to 1863.
-increase in population.
-during 1877-1878 mostly Mexican-American aged under 5, died.
Romanticism and Impressionism
Love of nature has been shown, the girl took sight of the bird instead of her love
2)Sylvia herself, it seemed as if she never had been alive at all before she came to live at the farm.
3)Sylvia whispered that this was a beautiful place to live in, and she never should wish to go home
4)They were full of little birds and beasts that seemed to be wide awake, and going about their world, or else saying good-night to each other in sleepy twitters.
5) It was a surprise to find so clean and comfortable a little dwelling in this New England wilderness
Modernism, most writers were moving to America to settle.
Immigration is at an all time high, USA had declared war on Spain
Attitude of the Nation
During 1890-1910 there was a lot of pride in America. America had begun to settle down and start running smoothly after all the immigrants came in.
Advancements at the Time
Air conditioning, Planes, Automatic transmission
U.S. Government declared war against Spain known as the Spanish-American War. National Security was being threatened
Most of the music made in the 1890-1910 was love songs and songs about war, love for their country and love for loved ones.
Important Information from Story
Nature helped the men stranded out in sea keep their sanity. Nature helped the men make it to shore and stay alive.
How it Feels to be a Colored Me
Modernism, many writers lived in Europe during this time
Major Events of the Time
World War One begins; The titanic sinks; Daylight Savings; Mein Kampf published
Attitude of the Nation
Modernism was the desire to break with the past. Before the war, the attitude was optimism. Many writers excepted at the time and wanted to express the waste and futility. They wanted to make some sense of the experience.
Advancements of the Time
Electricity began affecting the way people lived; vacuum cleaners and washing machines were commercially available yet still very expensive; telephones were the hot new thing as well. Those who did not have telephones still had to reply by writing to each other.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt; war caused a lot of migrations which resulted in more Racism: increased tensions between races
Racism; organizations such as KluKluxKlan came;
Long skirts, big hats, silent films
Forms of art: futurism, Dadaism, cubism; Picasso
Important Info From Story
Racism was something that went on during that time period
2.) "Slavery is sixty years in the past"
3.) "I was not Zora of Orange County anymore, I was now a little colored girl."
4.) "Up to my thirteenth year I lived in my little Negro town of Eatonville, Florida."
5.) "I do not always feel colored"