Unit 5 :
The Changing Face of America (1855–1925)
Unit Five explores the increasing diversity of American life and literature as more women began to write, and as immigration and industrialization changed the way Americans lived. Part 1 explores women's literary voices, focusing on works by Emily Dickinson, Julia Alvarez, and others. Part 2 examines the American dream and looks at how writers' ideas about the American Dream have changed over time. Click through the links and activities below to further explore the literature, authors, and history presented in this unit.