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About This Blog

My blog will be exploring American texts starting in 1890 all the way up to the 21st Century. I will be exploring the themes, characters and settings from poems, short-stories and novels.


Representation Matters

History has always been written by the winners. Unfortunately, the majority of these winners have been rich white men. This means that...

Suburbia: Happy or Not?

Even though World War II had a devastating effect on mush of Europe, here in America people flourished. After the war ended, white...

Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The 1950s was a crazy time in America, where life was good for many and change happened everywhere. It was a time of freedom that many...

Identity and Inclusion

The Harlem Renaissance began 55 years after the end of the Civil War. Some would say that this is plenty of time to heal and come...

Sexual Desires in Woman

The poems written by Mina Loy and Edna St. Vincent Millay in 1914, 1920, and 1923 respectively, at first seem to be in direct contrast....



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