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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