By Robert J. Allison
A part of a sequence offering certain info at the eras of pre-twentieth century the US, this quantity contains articles overlaying headlines and headline makers, awards, achievements and different enlightening and pleasing evidence at the innovative period in the united states.
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Copley's finest history painting was the Death of Major Peirson (1782-1784), which like West's General Wolfe depicted the tragic moment of a military hero's death in the midst of victory. This scene is especially striking for its contrasts of light and dark and for its composition, with an especially dramatic focus and clarity to the extraordinary energies being expressed in the scene. While Copley did not have students, his large history paintings influenced John Trumbull's series of war scenes of the American Revolution.
As advertisements in colonial newspapers demonstrate, the urban bookseller was the means through which Americans maintained their cultural identity as Britons, keeping up with the latest fashions and developments in all of the arts. Some of the most important philosophical developments of the Enlightenment had their largest influence in the colonies through advice books and novels—new genres of literature that continue to be staples in American bookstores. John Locke's new educational psychology, organized around individual experience, and the Common Sense ideas about the moral sense both taught colonial readers to imagine a less coercive, more "liberal" ideal of childhood, in which trust of one's own innate capacity for sympathy and reason was more important than obedience to external authority.
Singing schools brought young men and women together and became a primary means of keeping youths interested in church. Taught by itinerant musicians, singing schools trained young people in basic rules of vocal performance, typically meeting two or three times a week for three months, and concluding with a public performance of newly learned selections. Paul Revere's engraving at the front of William Billings's The New England Psalm Singer (1770), depicts a leader and six male singers seated around a table in a home or perhaps an inn but not a church.
American Eras: The Revolutionary Era 1754-1783 (American Eras) by Robert J. Allison