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Literature of The Late 20th Century

Study Literature of the Late 20th Century using Online Video. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... simultaneously!

Use our 5 History through Literature of the Late 20th Century video titles to explore and identify the Literature of the Late 20th Century.

Learn how our society of today was formed, and how 20th century writers like Toni Morrison, Jack Kerouac, and those in the media, on television, radio, and film, documented a period of great social and literary change.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the connections between historical events and the literary figures and works of the late 20th century, a period in which many previously silenced peoples have found their voices.
  • See how our society of today was formed from World War II, to the Iron Curtain, to Eastern communism, to tensions in India, the Middle East, and South Africa, to the Cold War and the space race, and the Civil Rights movement.
  • Study how people looked to the whole world itself for solutions to political, economic, and societal troubles.
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