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The Blossoming of a National Literature

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Rachel McNaughton

on 22 October 2012

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Transcript of The Blossoming of a National Literature

Rachel McNaughton and Booker King The Blossoming of National Literature Before American Literature The End Most literature was imported or plagiarized from Britain.

Americans were busy conquering a continent. War of 1812

Surge of nationalism boosts genuine American literature

Literature became supported as a profession



Literature gets started Washington Irving: first American to win international recognition as a literary figure.

James Fenimore Cooper: first American Novelist.

Puritan William Cullen Bryant: poet, editor for New York Evening Post.

Famous Literary Figures
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