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The Dark Side of the Renaissance

  Although using a darker tone than the typical uplifting and free tone of the time period, “Panel 53” of Jacob Lawrence’s “Migration Series” exemplifies very well the Harlem Renaissance and some of the modernist themes and feelings that were … Continue reading

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The Overt Destruction of Reconstruction

As a young child growing up, Mark Twain had many experiences that shaped his life, views, and political beliefs, many of which made their way into various pieces of literature. One of the most prominent and vivid experiences he had … Continue reading

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Satirical Twain Gun Culture Infographic

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Anne Hutchinson, Religious Freedom, and 17th Century Feminism

Anne Hutchinson played a large role in starting the progressive acceptance of diverse religions and religious beliefs. She believed that people could interpret the Bible and the church sermons in any manner they wish, and she shared that with many … Continue reading

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