American Literature in Context from 1865 to 1929

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This book places major literary works within the context of the topics that engaged a great number of American writers in the period from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the Great Depression

  • Topics include Civil War memory, the virtual re-enslavement of African-Americans after Reconstruction, and radical social movements
  • Draws on a range of documents from magazine and newspaper accounts to government reports and important non-fiction
  • Presents a contemporary history as writers might have understood it as they were writing, not as historians have interpreted it.
  • Designed to be compatible with the major anthologies of literature from the period
  • Equips students and general readers with the necessary historical context needed to understand the writings from this period and provides original and useful readings that demonstrate how context contributes to meaning
  • Includes a historical timeline, featuring key literary works, American presidents, and historical events

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American Literature in Context from 1865 to 1929 is the perfect companion for readers who want to familiarize themselves with the historical events and literary movements that shaped American literature from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the Great Depression.

Drawing on a range of documents from magazine and newspaper accounts to government reports and important nonfiction, Philip R. Yannella explores the subjects that engaged American writers during this pivotal period and situates major works within history.

Topics covered include Civil War memory, the virtual re-enslavement of African-Americans after Reconstruction, poverty and plenty, immigration and migration, social movements aimed at radically changing America, and post-World War I conservative triumphs. Includes a historical timeline, featuring key literary works and historical events.

About the Author:

Philip R. Yannella is Professor of English and American Studies at Temple University, Philadelphia. He has taught courses on the full range of American literature as well as on history, culture, class, and radicalism. His previous publications include The Other Carl Sandburg (1996).

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