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1 Periods and Writers in American Literature
16th -20th Centuries

2 Colonial Period: 1600s (17th Century)
Captain John Smith: History of Virginia William Bradford: Of Plymouth Plantation Anne Bradstreet: 1st Am. poet

3 Revolutionary Period/Colonial: late 1700s (18th Century)
Thomas Jefferson: Declaration of Independence Thomas Paine: Age of Reason; “Common Sense”; “Crisis Papers” Ben Franklin: The Autobiography Patrick Henry: “Speech at Virginia Convention”

4 Romantic Period (American Renaissance): mid 1800s/1840-1855 or mid 19th Century
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature; Self-Reliance: “The American Scholar” Henry David Thoreau: Walden Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter; “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” Herman Melville: Moby Dick Edgar Allan Poe: “The Raven” Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass

5 Beginnings of Realism (The Gilded Age/late 1800s-post Civil War)
Mark Twain: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Stephen Crane: The Red Badge of Courage

6 Modern Period (1917-1945) Sherwood Anderson: Winesburg, Ohio
Ernest Hemingway: Old Man and the Sea F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men William Faulkner: Sound and the Fury T. S. Eliot: “The Wasteland” e. e. cummings: “Pity This Busy Monster Manunkind”

7 Harlem Renaissance (part of Modern Period)
a flourish of African-American writing, music, and art in the borough of Harlem (1920s) in New York City

8 Harlem Renaissance Writers:
Langston Hughes: “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” Richard Wright: Black Boy; Native Son Countee Cullen: “Any Human to Another” Claude McKay: “The Tropics in New York” Jean Toomer: Cane Zora Neale Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God

9 Postmodern Period (Contemporary)
J. D. Salinger: Catcher in the Rye (1951) Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 (1953) Sandra Cisneros: House on Mango Street (1984) Arthur Miller: The Crucible (1950) Judith Guest: Ordinary People (1976) Chaim Potok: The Chosen (1967)

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