American Literature Timeline

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In History
  • Romanticism

    Romanticism
    Major Authors:
    Joanna Baillie
    Anna Barbauld
    William Blake
    Robert Burns
    Brontë family
    Lord Byron
    Thomas Carlyle
    François-René de Chateaubriand
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Maria Edgeworth
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    José de Espronceda
    William Godwin
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    William Hazlitt
    Heinrich Heine
    Victor Hugo
    Leigh Hunt
    Elizabeth Inchbald
    Washington Irving
    John Keats
    James Kenney
    Charles Lamb
    Mikhail Lermontov
    Adam Mickiewicz
    Hannah More
    Adam Oehlenschläger
    Edgar Allan Poe
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    Romanticism Movement

  • Song: The Minstrel's Return from the War by John Hill Hewitt

    Song: The Minstrel's Return from the War by John Hill Hewitt
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    Transcendentalism

  • Transcendentalism. Major players: Thourau and Emerson

    Transcendentalism. Major players: Thourau and Emerson
  • Literary Realism. Major athors: George Eliot, Jorge Lius Borges

    Literary Realism. Major athors: George Eliot, Jorge Lius Borges
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    Realism

  • Essay: Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Essay: Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Panic of 1837

    Panic of 1837
  • Song: The Old Arm Chair, A Ballad by Henry Russell

    Song: The Old Arm Chair, A Ballad by Henry Russell
  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War
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    Mexican-American War

  • Essay: Civil Desobedience by Henry Thoreau

    Essay: Civil Desobedience by Henry Thoreau
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    Symbolists Movement

  • Symbolists Movement

    Symbolists Movement
    Major Players:
    George MacDonald (1824–1905)
    Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)
    Francis Thompson (1859–1907)
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)
    Arthur Symons (1865–1945)
    John Gray (1866–1934)
    Ernest Dowson (1867–1900)
    George Sterling (1869–1926)
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)
    James Elroy Flecker (1884–1915)
    Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)
    T. S. Eliot (1888–1965)
    Conrad Aiken (1889–1973)
    Clark Ashton Smith (1893–1961)
    Hart Crane (1899–1932)
    Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923)
  • Spanish-American War 25 April-12 1898

    Spanish-American War 25 April-12 1898
  • Philipine American War

    Philipine American War
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    Philipine-American War

  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  • Modernism 1910s-1940s

    Modernism 1910s-1940s
    Major Authors: Ezra Pound, T.S Elliot, e.e Cummings, Sharon Olds, D.,H
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    Modernism

  • Start of World War One

    Start of World War One
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    World War One

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    Dadaism

  • Dadaism

    Dadaism
    Major poets:
    Pierre Albert-Birot (1876 – 1967)
    Guillaume Apollinaire (August 26, 1880 – November 9, 1918)
    Louis Aragon (October 3, 1897 – December 24, 1982)
    Jean Arp (September 16, 1886 – June 7, 1966)
    Alice Bailly (February 25, 1872 - January 1 1938)
    Johannes Baader (June 22, 1875 – January 15, 1955)
    Johannes Theodor Baargeld (October 9, 1892 - August 16 or 17, 1927)
    Hugo Ball (February 22, 1886 – September 14, 1927)
    André Breton (February 19, 1896 – September 28, 1966)
    Gino Cantarelli
    Arthur C
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    Lost Generation

  • End of Wolrd War One

    End of Wolrd War One
  • Lost Generation of Writers. Major players: Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Lost Generation of Writers. Major players: Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Came after World War One
  • Harlm Renaissance. Major players: Alain Locke, James Weldon Johnson

    Harlm Renaissance. Major players: Alain Locke,  James Weldon Johnson
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    Harlem Renaissance

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Poem: Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish

    Poem: Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish
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    The Great Depression (1929-1940s)

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God bu Zora Neale Hurston

    Their Eyes Were Watching God bu Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
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    Beat Generation

  • The beat Generation. Major authors: Allen Ginsberg's Howl (1956), William S. Burroughs's Naked Lunch (1959) and Jack Kerouac's On the Road (19570

    The beat Generation. Major authors: Allen Ginsberg's Howl (1956), William S. Burroughs's Naked Lunch (1959) and Jack Kerouac's On the Road (19570
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Sailinger

    Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Sailinger
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Song: Stand by me by Ben E. King

    Song: Stand by me by Ben E. King
  • One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

    One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker (1982)

    The Color Purple by Alice Walker (1982)
  • How the Garcia Gilrs Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

    How the Garcia Gilrs Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez