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1878-1899: The Arts

1878-1899: Chapter Two: The Arts

by JESSICA DORMAN

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 26

OVERVIEW 40

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

American Impressionism in Art 42

Bands, Orchestras, and Touring Troupes 44

Beyond Romanticism in Art 45

The Birth of the Skyscraper 46

The Brooklyn Bridge 47

Brewery Architecture 48

The Chicago Style of Architecture 49

City Beautiful: The Rise of Urban Planning 51

Dime Novels and Historical Romances 52

Best-Sellers in the United States, 1878-1899 54

Founding the Metropolitan Opera 55

From Minstrel Stage to Broadway 56

The Banjo 58

In Search of Utopia: Fiction

An Internationally Acclaimed Architect: H. H. Richardson 60

The Beaux - Arts 61

International Copyright 62

James and Howells: Two Realistic Novelists 63

Local-Color Fiction 64

Museums for the Masses 65

Naturalism in Fiction 67

A Woman Speaks 68

Popular Music 69

Songs of Protest 70

Popular Theater 70

Race and Ethnicity in Literature 72

Peculiar Sam 73

Sculpture 74

The West Laughs Last: Humor Writers 75

HEADLINE MAKERS

Mary Cassatt 77

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) 78

Sarah Orne Jewett 79

Louis Sullivan 80

PUBLICATIONS 82

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