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3. Utopian Promise   



3. Gothic Undercurrents

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Ambrose Bierce - Selected Archive Items

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[3230] Anonymous, Confederate and Union Dead Side by Side in Trenches at Fort Mahone (1865),
courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [LC-B8171-3181].
Civil War photograph of the aftermath of the siege of Petersburg.

[3320] J. H. E. Partington, Ambrose Bierce (1928),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-20182].
Partington's painting features Bierce leaning next to a human skull. Bierce's satires often commented on the dark side of nineteenth-century America.

[7357] Sarony and Major, View of San Francisco, Taken from the Western Hill at the Foot of Telegraph Hill, Looking toward Ringon Point and Mission Valley [detail] (1851),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZC2-1716].
Less than two years after the Gold Rush began, San Francisco had become a sprawling boom town that drew people from all over the world.

[7505] Anonymous, Music in Mexican Isurrecto Camp (1911),
courtesy of the Library of Congress [LC-USZ62- 115488].
This photo, of musicians and armed men in a camp during the Mexican Civil War, shows the close relationship between music and politics in the borderlands.



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