Chapter 12- Antebellum Culture and Reform

Chapter 12- Antebellum Culture and Reform - Lily Short...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Lily Short Chapter 12: Antebellum Culture and Reform Historical Time Periods 4 & 5: 1800-1848 & 1844-1877 Chapter Objectives: 1. In what ways did American intellectuals develop a national culture committed to the liberation of the human spirit? a. American intellectuals were aware of the low regard in which Europeans held their artistic and intellectual life, and in the middle decades of the nineteenth century they continued to work for both an elevation and a liberation of their nation’s culture—for the creation of an American artistic world independent of Europe, one that would express their nation’s special virtues b. Many people in America were looking at American paintings in the Antebellum period because they believed Americans were creating important new artistic traditions of their own c. With James Fennimore Cooper, American made considerable progress in the liberation of America from European literature as novelists d. In Cooper’s novels, the ideal of the independent individual with a natural inner goodness 2. How did this commitment to the liberation of the human spirit lead to and reinforce the reform impulse of the period? a. This simultaneous efforts to liberate the individual and impose order on a changing world also helped create a wide range of new movements to remake society—movements in which to a striking degree, women formed the real rank and file and often the leadership as well b.
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern