American Literature Timeline

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Last updated: May 1, 2019

Colonial Period
1620 – 1770John SmithAnne BradstreetJonathan Edwards

Revolutionary Period
1770 – 1801Benjamin Franklin”American Romanticism”-Washington Irving-Thomas Cole-Edgar Allen Poe

Transcendentalism
1836 – 1855Ralf Waldo EmersonHenry David ThoreauMargeret FullerNathaniel Hawthrone

Realism
1855 – 1900Luisa May AlcottWalt WhitmanHerman MelvilleTheodore DrieserEmily DickinsonMarkTwainFrederick DouglassBret HarteStephan CraneKate Chopin

Modernism
1901 – 1939Langston HughesEzra PoundSherwood AndersonSinclair Lewis

Early 20th Century
1900 – 1950L.

Frank BaumZora Neil HurstonJohn SteinbeckWilliam FaulknerWilla CatherF. Scott FitzgeraldErnest HemingwayRobert FrostKatherine Anne PorterEudora Welty

Late 20th Century
1940 – 2000Ray BradburyJ.D SalingerSharon G. Flake

Contemporary
2001 – PresentSandra CisnerosOrson Scott Card

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