Literature

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Puritanism

disregard earthly trappings; prepare for the after life; work hard to "earn" salvation

Colonialism

glorify Mother England

Revolutionary

establish an independent frame of mind, promote nationalism

Romanticism

celebrate the vitality and adventurous spirit of America

Transcendentalism

determine the reality of God and self by using one's intuition

Realism

recognize that hardships confront every nation

Modernism

reform society

Harlem Renaissance

celebtrate african-American culture, lament the tolls of Great Depression,

Beatnik

Challenge Middle-class values

Contemporary

reflect on WWII, ponder implications of the cold war era, recognize the civil rights/environmental issues

Colonialism

Era where Bradford thanked God for favorable men and other throwing a brazen young man over seas

Revolutionary

Era where Phillis Wheatley wrote "To His Excellency General Washington" that convinced idea of Washington = king of amercia

Romanticism

era where Walt Whitman gave a positive nationalistic tone about American lifetsyles

Transcendentalism

era where Ralph Waldo Emerson encouraged men and nature to be one

Anti-Transcendentalism

era where Poe gave his opinion in The Raven

Realism

era where Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Modern

era where Zora Neale Huston wrote Dust Tracks on a Road

Contemporary

era where Philip Caputo wrote A Rumor Of War

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