By Vincent Tompkins
Meant as a reference resource for American social background, this quantity discusses the folk, occasions and concepts of the interval 1900-1909. After an introductory evaluation and chronology, topic chapters stick to with subject-specific timelines and alphabetically prepared entries.
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But in 1900 a third of these exhibits were marked by declining standards and political infighting. " When the conservative faction won out, Stieglitz and the pictorialists seceded. Turning Point. The Secessionists' first exhibition, at the National Arts Club Show in New York, was a significant moment in the history of photography; its success placed pictorialism at the vanguard of the art photography movement. The Photo-Secession exhibited from 1902 through 1905 at various galleries throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
2 million mark by 1909. The Clansman, Thomas Dixon's racist depiction of the Old South, on which D. W. Griffith's epic film The Birth of a Nation (1915) was based, sold four hundred thousand copies in ten days in 1905. The Virginian (1902) by Owen Wister set the fashion of the Western novel and inspired a Broadway hit. Ohioan Zane Grey's trip through the West in 1907 began his long career as a best-selling Western author; many of his novels became motion pictures. Jack London became a millionaire by turning his experiences at sea and in the Klondike into popular adventure novels such as The Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea-Wolf (1904), and White Fang (1906).
A M E R I C A N D E C A D E S : 1 9 0 0 - 1 9 0 9 OVERVIEW Metaphor for Possibility. Many Americans turned their calendars to 1 January 1900 with confidence in the future and pride in the past. The last years of the 1890s had been stable and productive, at least by comparison with the turbulence and depression of the first half of that decade. S. citizens enjoyed the highest standard of living in the world. Most Americans believed the new century would reaffirm the assumptions they brought into it: moral values would remain constant; scientific progress would inevitably benefit society; and tradition would continue to nurture art and culture.