Outline of American Literature

By Kathryn VanSpanckeren

Published by the United States Information Agency


Bullet Chapter I: Early American and Colonial Period to 1776

Bullet Chapter II: Democratic Origins and Revolutionary Writers, 1776-1820

Bullet Chapter III: The Romantic Period, 1820-1860, Essayists and Poets

Bullet Chapter IV: The Romantic Period, 1820-1860, Fiction

Bullet Chapter V: The Rise of Realism: 1860-1914

Bullet Chapter VI: Modernism and Experimentation: 1914-1945

Bullet Chapter VII: American Poetry Since 1945: The Anti-Tradition

Bullet Chapter VIII: American Prose Since 1945: Realism and Experimentation

Bullet Glossary


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