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The Crisis of Victorianism
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
Roosevelt and Public Life

Relevant texts:
Theodore Roosevelt "The Strenuous Life" (1899)

Intellectual and Cultural History of the United States, 1890–1945—E-Seminar 1, The Crisis of Victorianism
Resource Type: E-Seminar
Between the end of the Civil War and 1900, educated Americans reacted against Victorian values. In the first in a series of e-seminars, Casey Blake describes the new attitudes about the future, the separation of the sexes, masculinity, and the role of women. He concludes by reflecting on the beginnings of modernism at the end of the nineteenth century.

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