Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910
Arts & Humanities
Local Color and Literature
A number of the books included in the collection provide examples of local color or regionalism. A selection from G. W. Featherstonhaugh's A Canoe Voyage up the Minnay Sotor is but one example of this genre. Compare this work with selections from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, keeping in mind the following questions:
- What are the techniques used to create local color?
- What are the effects of local color upon the reader?
- Why might an author use local color?