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American Romanticism

Professor Damon-Bach Spring 2024

The Romantic Period in American Literature

  • Brief explanation:
    • The romantic period of American literature took place from 1830 to 1870 and emphasized nature, symbolism, transcendentalism, and individualism.  Among the major authors of this period were Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Walt Whitman. 
  • Overviews from Berry Library E-Reference Sources: