Realism and Naturalism Timeline

Timeline created by twilightpearl16
  • Industrial Revolution

    Industrial Revolution
    Large factories were being build in order to mass produce a variety of products. The creation of these new machines allowed the middle class to arise.
  • Isabella Baumfree

    Isabella Baumfree
    She escaped slavery in 1826, and she changed her name to Sojourner Truth in 1843. She preached against slavery, and she was an advocate for women's rights. She was the first black woman to win a case against a white man.
  • Frederick Douglas

    Frederick Douglas
    He learned to read and write from his mistress Mrs. Auld. He eventually escaped slavery, and he later wrote The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, recounting life as a slave. He acted as a consultant for Abraham Lincoln.
  • Ambrose Bierce

    Ambrose Bierce
    "The Wickedest man in San Francisco"
    Wrote "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"
    He's known for his cynical and malicious writings
  • Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species

    Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species
    This book was based on Darwin's idea of survival of the fittest and natural selection. Those who were stronger and smarter would prosper rather than those who lacked in society.
  • Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant

    The North has now won the Civil War
  • Transcontinental Railroad is completed, and Wyoming allows women to vote

  • Utah allows women to vote

    Women are earning more freedoms
  • Stephen Crane

    Stephen Crane
    Author of the famous story "The Red Badge of Courage"
    He wrote about the ideas of survival of the fittest, and he journaled for New York World and New York Journal on the wars of the time.
  • The Phonograph is invented

    technology is progressing
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    This law restricted immigration into the United States. It provided an absolute ten year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration.
  • The Kodak Camera is invented

    People used this new piece of technology for casual photography
  • Colorado allows women to vote in the state elections

    This is the first state to do it at this level.
  • Polonium and Radium are discovered by Marie Curie

    Polonium and Radium are discovered by Marie Curie