Objects & Places from American Pastoral

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Old Rimrock

This is where Swede lives with his family during his first marriage.

Newark Maid Glove Factory

This is the name of the business Lou built which was taken over later by Swede.


This is the religion Merry takes on that causes her to care for all living creatures.


This is a political fad that Merry took up and lead her to begin bombing various places.

World War II

This caused many Jewish people to feel free and relieved to live in America once it was over.

Vietnam War

This is what Merry protests as a teenager and causes much of her destructive behavior.

The American Dream

This is the sentiment Swede and others wished to achieve in the book to secure a better life for themselves and their families.

Weather Underground

This is a radical political organization that claimed responsibility for numerous bombings.

Hamlin's General Store, Old Rimrock, NJ

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