Sidonie's World Timeline


Sidonie Adair’s World

A modern heroine during the rise of artistic modernism


Women’s literary history


1909 – Eudora Welty born; Three Lives (Gertrude Stein); The Romance of a Plain Man (Ellen Glasgow)


1910 – Twenty Years at Hull House (Jane Addams)



1911 – Ethan Frome (Edith Wharton)




1912 – Renasence and Other Poems Edna St.

Vincent Millay; A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass (Amy Lowell)


1913 – O Pioneers! (Willa Cather); Virginia (Ellen Glasgow)


1914 – The Single Hound (Emily Dickinson)


1915 – Song of the Lark (Willa Cather) Rivers to the Sea (Sara Teasdale)


1916 – Men, Women, and Ghosts (Amy Lowell);Life and Gabriella Ellen Glasgow);

1917 – Carson McCullers born; Love Songs (Sara Teasdale)



1918 – The Marne, (Edith Wharton); My Antonia (Willa Cather)


1919 – Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)



1920 – Miss Lulu Bett (Zona Gale); A Few Figs from Thistles (Millay)




Social and Cultural History


1909 – Rise of the “Progressive” movement; first Model T Ford



1910 – NAACP founded; first long-distance flight from Albany to New York City


1911 – First flight across the U.S. (68 landings over 49 days); Standard Oil and American Tobacco trusts dissolved


1912 – Massachusetts establishes first minimum wage for women and children



1913 – Wilson Administration; Armory Show of modern art, a seminal modern art event.


1914 Panama canal opened


1915 – Lusitania sunk; Wilson “too proud to fight”



1916 – American punitive expedition in Mexico



1917 – Germans renew unrestricted submarine warfare; Prohibition amendment submitted to states; Georgia O’Keefe’s first one-person show


1918 – “Fourteen Points; Wilson at peace conference; Battle of Argonne


1919 - Treaty of Versailles (not signed by U.S.); 18th Amendment (prohibition of liquor)


1920 – 19th Amendment (women suffrage); first commercial radio broadcasting; transcontinental airmail


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