Civil War and Mark Twain

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1. Mark Twain

1.1. 1) Born: November 30, 1835

1.2. 2) Mark Twain means safe passage, and Mark Twain bases a lot of his stories around the Mississippi river. The safe passage.

1.3. 3) Other then writing, Mark Twain, worked as a Storekeeper, Lawyer, Judge, and Land Speculator

1.4. 4) Mark Twain did not like slavery. Throughout his school life he was friends with all the African American's. They were just another human

1.5. 5) Mark Twain's style of writing was known as southern humor. Southern humor contains styles such as earthly language and occasionally crude humor.


2. The Civil War

2.1. 1) April 12th, 1861 - May 9th, 1865

2.2. 2)The civil war began beause of slavery, the abolishiment movement, and the south seceeding

2.3. 3) The issue was because the south had separated from the north, wanted to start their own country and keep their slaves

2.4. 4) Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Robert Gould Shaw

2.5. 5)The Homestead Acts were several United States federal laws that gave an applicant ownership of land, typically called a "homestead", at little or no cost. It gave settlers 160 acres

2.6. 6)With the defeat of the Southern Confederacy and the subsequent passage of the XIII, XIV and XV amendments to the Constitution, the Civil War's lasting effects include abolishing the institution of slavery in America and firmly redefining the United States as a single nation

2.7. 7) 1/3 of the Union Army were African-american, When Abraham Lincoln died, he had a $5 confederate bill in his wallet.


3. Types of writing

3.1. 1) Romanticism was a artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century

3.2. 2) Realism was an artistic movement that began in France in the 1850's, after the 1848 revolution

3.3. 3) Naturalism was a mainly unorganized literary movement that sought to depict believable everyday reality, as opposed to such movements as Romanticism or Surrealism, in which subjects may receive highly symbolic, idealistic or even supernatural treatment

3.4. 4) Local color or regional literature is fiction and poetry that focuses on the characters, dialect, customs, topography, and other features particular to a specific region


4. Litrature

4.1. 1 ) the types of genres were Nonfiction, fiction, journalism

4.2. 2) some of the issues at the time was slavery and different economies such as industrial vs agriculture which affected the literature as well

4.3. 3) one of the major themes during the civil war was War because that's what mostly was going on at the time.

4.4. 4) the spirituals were sung , not written down, they were the form of literature that grew directly out of the major social and political issue of the time

4.5. 5) some of the key writers were Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson.