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October 26, 2021

Posts tagged "Reconstruction Era"

Comparison of the Films “Gone with the Wind” and “Cold Mountain” : Representations of the Civil War Era and the American South

Finding points to compare Gone With the Wind and Cold Mountain is not difficult since both movies share many similarities aside from their setting in the south during and shortly after the Civil War period in American history. Films such as Gone With the Wind and Cold  →

The Kansas-Nebraska Act Controversy

Before beginning a discussion about the Kansas-Nebraska controversy, it is useful to point out that there were sectional and other political problems brewing. For example, one cannot ignore the role played by Stephen Douglass nor the current economic situation in  →

Analysis, Review, and Summary of Jesse James, Last Rebel of the Civil War by T.J. Stiles

It is impossible to consider the life, crime, and times of Jesse James without first considering the historical context within which he was situated. In a biography of Jesse James by T.J. Stiles  “Jesse James, Last Rebel of the Civil War”,  →

American History Since 1865: Major Events and Trends

The America that existed after the end of the Civil War is nothing like we know it as today. Major urbanization and industrialization, equal rights for all citizens, and two major world wars have shaped how we understand it. While  →

The Emancipation Proclamation : Savior or Rhetoric ?

The Emancipation Proclamation was a prosaic statement by Lincoln that seemed like it was a revolutionary treatise on the future treatment and freeing of African Americans, but in fact, the Emancipation Proclamation was simply a politically inspired ruse. It did  →

American Literature in Historical Context : 1865 to Roosevelt

Other essays and articles in the Literature or History Archives related to this topic include : American History Since 1865: Major Events and Trends   •  Realism in American Literature    •   Overview of the Reconstruction Era    •   An Analysis of Common Themes in Victorian Poetry   •   Common Themes in Romanticism, The Enlightenment, and the  →