American Literature B 1900-1914

Perez Knowles, David Benitez

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American History and Literature

Naturalism Period in America

1901 - 1914

The key authors during the Naturalist Period in America was, Jack London, W.E.B. Dubois, Joseph Conrad, Edith Wharton.

http://timerime.com/en/period/954962/Naturalism/

Booker T. Washington

1901

The autobiography UP FROM SLAVERY was written by Washington. Washington was born into slavery on April 5, 1856. His mother's name was Jane and his father was a white man. At the age of 9 Washington was a free man. Washington was the first principal of Tuskegee University. He was the first African American to be shown on a U.S postal stamp in 1940. William L. Andrews, ed. Booker T. Washington: Up From Slavery (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1996); Louis R. Harlan, The Booker T. Washington Papers: The Making of a Black Leader New, 1856-1901 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1972).

THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLKS

1903

THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK written by W.E.B Dubois on behalf of an African American's place in an American society. This book was also one of the early works to deal with sociology.

http://www.socsdteachers.org/tzenglish/literature_timeline.htm

THE NIAGARA MOVEMENT

1905

THE NIAGARA MOVEMENT written by W.E.B Dubois, he calls a meeting for political action and individual rights. They agree on the "Delclaration of Principles," meaning that everyone should have educational and political rights.

http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/1900.html

NAACP is discovered

1909

W.E.B Dubois founded the NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/1900.html

ETHAN FROME

1911

ETHAN FROME written by Edith Wharton, this book is similar to the Scarlet letter.

http://www.socsdteachers.org/tzenglish/literature_timeline.htm