- Analyze the ways in which the Industrial Revolution, western expansion, and significant immigration changed the nature of American literature.
- Analyze the ways in which African-American literature develops in this period.
- Explore the ways in which the two decades prior to World War I defined American masculinity for much of the twentieth century.
- Critique the development of Modernist poetry during this period.
Thumbnail: Booker T Washington, 1904 (Public Domain; Harris & Ewing via Wikipedia)