By Adam Augustyn
Deviating from the romanticism of prior works, American literature that emerged after the mid-19th century followed a unique realism and a regularly severe view of yank society. With penetrating analyses, writers similar to Henry Adams and Upton Sinclair uncovered primary flaws in executive and undefined, whereas Mark Twain and H.L. Mencken incisively satirized social ills similar to prejudice and intolerance. Readers will come across those and different nice minds whose fluid pens challenged the established order.
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He plunged into the capital’s social and political life, anxious to begin the reconstruction of a nation shattered by war. He called for civil service reform and retention of the silver standard. Adams wrote numerous essays exposing political corruption and warning against the growing power of economic monopolies, particularly railroads. These articles were published in Chapters of Erie and Other Essays (1871). The mediocrity of the nation’s “statesmen” constantly irritated him. Adams liked to repeat Pres.
Louisa May Alcott was an American author known for her children’s books, especially the classic Little Women. , where she grew Louisa May Alcott, portrait by up in the company of George Healy; in the Louisa May Ralph Waldo Emerson, Alcott Memorial Association collection, Theodore Parker, and Concord, Massachusetts. Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association Henry David Thoreau. Her education was largely under the direction of her father, for a time at his innovative Temple School in Boston and, later, at home.
She taught briefly, worked as a domestic, and finally began to write. M. Barnard”—were lurid and violent tales. The latter works are unusual in their depictions of women as strong, self-reliant, and 41 7 American Literature from the 1850s to 1945 7 imaginative. She volunteered as a nurse after the American Civil War began, but she contracted typhoid from unsanitary hospital conditions and was sent home. She was never completely well again. The publication of her letters in book form, Hospital Sketches (1863), brought her the first taste of fame.