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Literature in the 1800's

Forms of literature ranged from Poetry, Novels, and Science-Fiction, to Naturalism, Realism, and Transcendalism. Plus many others including Transcendalism, Romance, Gothic Romance, and Southwestern Humor.

Tamara Volkert

on 5 April 2012

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Transcendentalists believed in the goodness of both man and nature, and they believed that religion and politics corrupted the purity of individual people. This was a large philoshophical movement that developed between the 1830's and 1840's.
Births and publications of famous 19th century authors
19th Century Timeline
Forms of literature ranged from Poetry, and Novels, to Naturalism, and Realism. Plus many others including Science-Fiction,Transcendentalism, Romance, Gothic Romance, and Southwestern Humor.
THE 1800's

Made By Tamara Volkert and Mercedes Warner
Works Cited
Edgar Allan Poe is born
The War of 1812 begins
Herman Melville is born in NYC. He later writes "Moby Dick" in 1851.
Walt Whitman is born on May 31, in Long Island.
James Fenimore Cooper, 37, writes "The Last of the Mohicans".
The Postage Stamp is invented in Great Britain.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was born
Emerson was considered to be the center of the American transcendentalist movement. He spent ten years of his life gathering information from his studies of religion, philosophy, and literature to eventually write a book titled "Nature", which focused on the importance of self-relience and the value of simplicity.
Whitman, also know as "The Father of Free Verse" was know for writing very influential poems that displayed both transcendentalism and realism.
The California Gold Rush begins.
Battle of the Alamo.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 33, publishes his first book, "Nature".
The Spanish Inquisition ends.
Emily Dickinson (transcendentalist) is born on December 10, in Massachusetts.
John Quincy Adams is President.
1816, The year without a summer.
Andrew Jackson is President.
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