American Literary Timeline

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    This period was titled the Enlightenment period due to science and logic. This period includes writings such as documents, speeches, and letters.
  • Jamestown

    Jamestown became the first settlement in the New World.
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    The Age of Faith

    This was the time where religion was dominating there writing.
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    Anne Bradstreet

    Bradstreet wrote "To My Dear And Loving Husband"
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    Ben Franklin

    Ben Franklin wrote many papers but one of the main ones being Ben Franklin: Glimpses of Man
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    French and Indian War

    The Franch and Indian War in 1754 and was a conflict between the British and the French.
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    The Age of Reason

    This was the time of paphlets and documents.
  • French and Indian War

    The French and indian war was a conflict between the British and the French.
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    The Romanticism was an artistic movement that created emotion, imagination, and nature.
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    Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson became the third president of the United States.
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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Mr.Emerson wrote many essays one of them being The Conduct of Life.
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    Edgar Allan Poe

    Mr. Poe was the author of The Raven.
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    Frederick Douglas

    The Color Line was one of the works pupbleshed by Mr. Douglas.
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    Herman Melvile

    Herman Melvile was the author of the famous Moby Dick
  • Walt Whitman

    O Captain My Captain
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    Emily Dickenson

    Emily Dickenson wrote 597 poems in her life time. Many were not given a title so they were given titles after she died. One of her poems was titled Nature, =The gentalist Mother.
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    Mark Twain

    Mark Twain wrote the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
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    The Transcendentalist movement was a phylosophycal movement. The Transcendentalists also believe that divinity was everywhere and nature was found in everyone.
  • Mexican War

    The US declares war on Mexico to gain land in the South West.
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    Realism is the presentation in art of the details. Realism is fanciful and imagined literature. Realists rejected agains Romanticism.
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    Naturalism is a sub genre of Realism. Naturalists view people as happless victim sof immutable laws.
  • Lincoln Assasination

    Lincoln was Assasinated by John Wilkes Booth in Washington, DC.
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    Jack London

    Children of the Frost was one of Jack London's famous pieces of writing.
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    T.S. Elliot

    The Waste Land was a book by Mr. Elliot.
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    Ernest Hamingway

    ALong with Youth
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    Langston Hughes

    Dreams was a poem by Mr. Hughes.
  • Jack London

    The Call of The Wild came out in 1903.
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    This was an Age of confusion. The authors in this time frame had many questions but no answers.
  • World War 1

    World War begins declaring war on Germany.
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    J.D. Salinger

    The Catcher in The Rye was one of his books.
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    Harlem Renaissance

    This was a time of African American artistic creativity. This time frame was part of the Modern Age.
  • Star Spangled Banner

    The Star spangled Banner becomes the national anthem
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    Contemperary Literature

    There is not a clear philosophy on the writing that had been performed.
  • World War II

    US declared war on Japan in World War II.