American Literature C 1891-1901

Melissa and DeNiero

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Culture

The Ghost Dance

1890

during this decade they believed proper practice of the dance would reunite the living with the spirits of the dead and bring peace, prosperity, and unity to native peoples
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Dance

Clothing

1890 - 1920

This decade was significant for the rise of women's sportswear. For example, the bicycling dress and the tennis dress.
http://www.gentlemansemporium.com/1890-victorian-photo-gallery.php

Spiritualism

1891

believed that spirits of the dead residing in the spirit world have the ability to communicate with the living (séances).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritualism

Musical Theater & Black Musicals

1891

Musical theater and opera became popular in 1891
Perfomances such as Robin Hood and The Tyrolean
Blacks were able to be apart of this culture
http://www.musicals101.com/1890-1900.htm#Black
http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/1890.htm

Birth of Basketball

1891

Dr. James Naismith, a physical education professor and instructor created the sport of basketball
http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1890to1899.html
http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/basketballhistory.html

New York Telephone

1892

Telephone service was put into operation between Chicago and New York.
photo:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/bellhtml/004046.html

Olympics

1896

First Modern Olympic Games
became a permanent part of culture from then on

Gasoline Powered Cars

1897

Americans Charles Duryea and Frank Duryea built the first U.S. gasoline powered car instilling them into American culture.
http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1890to1899.html

History

President Harrison

1889 - 1893

Thomas Edison

1891

Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/edhtml/edmvhist.html

President Cleveland

1893 - 1897

Information received from http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/

Financial Panic

1893

This was an economic depression marked by the collapse of railroad overbuilding and shaky railroad financing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1893

Radio

1895

The radio was invented by Guglielmo Marconi.
http://inventors.about.com/od/rstartinventions/a/radio.htm

Death of Frederick Douglass

1895

Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement.
https://www.google.com/search?q=death+of+frederick+douglass&aq=1&oq=death+of+Fred&aqs=chrome.2.57j0l3j62l2.4530&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

X-rays

1896

X-rays were invented to treat breast cancer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_therapy

Utah

1896

Utah becomes the 45th U.S. State on January 4, 1896.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah

Klondike Gold Rush

1896 - 1899

An estimated 100,000 prospectors migrated to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KlondikeGoldRush

President Mckinley

1897 - 1901

Info received from http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/

Census in Rabun County

1900

The census in 1900 showed that 1/5 of the population in Rabun County were unable to read or write

Assassination of President Mckinley

1901

President McKinley was assassinated at an event by Leon Czolgosz around 4 p.m. while shaking hands of the public.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AssassinationofWilliam_McKinley

ALCO

1901

The american locomotive company was created.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AmericanLocomotiveCompany

Literature

Mary Murfree

1891 - 1898

She is remember for her famous novels, some of which was published in this decade. IN THE STRANGES PEOPLE COUNTRY (1891). HIS VANISHED STAR(1894),THE JUGGLER (1897) and THE STORY OF OLD FORT LONDON (1898).
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MaryNoaillesMurfree

PEMBROKE

1894

Mary E. Wilkins is remember for one of her most famous novels PEMBROKE. she is a prominent 19c American Author
https://www.google.com/search?q=mary+e.+wilkins+freeman&aq=f&oq=mary+e&aqs=chrome.2.57j5j59j0j60l2.4427&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

A Night in Acadie

1897

Kate Chopin is an american author of short stories and novels
http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/1890.htm