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What historical factors from Harte's era, 1850 - 1900, encouraged regionalism in literature?
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Increased literacy rates required literature that provided students with a simultaneous geography and reading lesson.
Westward expansion interested readers from the eastern states in adventure tales of the American Frontier.
Post-Civil War reunification stirred up curiosity about the many varied locales and cultures within the borders of the United States.
As a reaction to industrialization, people were once again searching for religious morality often found in regional tales.
As a reaction to the standardization of the Industrial Revolution, people were interested in learning about the different and exotic.