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emphasis on the free life of the spirit and the need for each person to discover truth on his or her own
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Stowe)
had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the United States
Leatherstocking Tales (Cooper)
series of novels by American writer James Fennimore Cooper, each featuring the main hero Natty Bumppo
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1803-1882) most influential spokesman for those who sought a national literature and art
personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, and manual for self reliance
(1810-1850) journalist, women's rights activist associated with the American transcendental movement; book Woman in the Nineteenth Century considered major feminist work in the United States
Women in the Nineteenth Century (Fuller)
cast aside the doctrine of "separate spheres"; contended that no woman could achieve personal fulfillment without developing her intellectual abilities
(1819-1892) American poet, essayist; part of the transition between Transcendentalism and realism
(1819-1891) American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet; work often classified as dark romanticism
Edgar Allan Poe
(1809-1849): American writer, poet; part of the American Romantic Movement; best known for his tales of mystery
literary subgenre that emerged from the American Renaissance; works notably less optimistic than transcendental texts about mankind, nature, and divinity
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