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ENGL213 - American Literature to 1860 - Morris: Getting Started

This guide supports students doing research in Professor Suzanne Morris' American Literature Class

Best Places to Start

Literary Movements in American Literature

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Native American Literature

1490 – 1700’s

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Early Settlers

1500’s – 1670’s

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Puritanism

1620 - 1790

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American Enlightenment

1700 - 1810

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Romanticism

1820 – 1860

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Fireside Poets

Mid 19th Century

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Transcendentalism

1830 - 1850

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Realism and Regionalism

1860 – 1914

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Naturalism

Late 1800’s – Early 1900’s

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Modernism

1914 – 1945

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Harlem Renaissance

1920 - 1930

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Beat Movement

1950’s

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Post-Modernism

1950 - On

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Contemporary

1970’s - On

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Pluralism

Late 20th Century

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Magical Realism

Late 20th Century

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