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Life in the Iron Mills

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Department
English
Course
E 270
Professor
Zachary Hutchins
Semester
Spring

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2 April Shift from romanticism to realism Romanticism – nature (inspiration), ideal society, emotion, the fantastic Realism – nature as object of study (1859 – Evolution of Species), there is no ideal society (depravity), reason over emotion, emotion seen: depression, quotidian, commonplace Rebecca Harding Davis Wheeling – border of Virginia and Ohio Now in West Virginia 1860 Life in the Iron-Mills Published in “The Atlantic” April 1861 This month – beginning of Civil War America as hell Smoke, soot, even angel covered Product of urbanization
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