Respond to one of the following prompts:
A. Regionalism is a form of Realism that emphasizes realistic settings, using local dialect, customs, and other specific details of a place. Identify the regional stories in Unit 4. What part of the country is portrayed, and which details in the story distinguish it from other regions in America?
B. Consider what you have learned about American history during the period of 1860 to the early 1900s. How do the stories in Unit 4 reflect what was going on in the country then?