American Literature

Events

COLONIAL BEGGININGS 1588- 1760

1588 - 1760

Jamestown Foundation 1607

1607

John Smith ( A description of New England) 1616

1616

Mayflower settlement 1620

1620

John Winthrop (The history of New England) 1630- 1649

1630

Jonathan Edwards (sinners in the hands of an angry god) 1741

1741

THE BIRTH OF A NATION 1760- 1800

1760 - 1800

Stamp Act 1765

1765

John Hector St. John (Letters From an American) 1770

1770

John Trumbull (The progress of Dulness) 1773

1773

Boston Tea Party 1773

December 16, 1773

American revolutionary War (1775–1783)

1775 - 1783

Thomas Paine (Rights of Man) 1776

1776

Thomas Jefferson (United States Declaration of Independence) 1776

July 4, 1776

United States Constitution 1789

1789

William Dunlap (The Father ) 1789

1789

Benjamin Franklin (Autobiography) 1791

1791

AMERICAN RENAISSANCE 1800-1840

1800 - 1840

Louisiana Purchase 1802

1802

Ralph Waldo Emerson (Self-Reliance) 1841

1841

Edgar Allan Poe The black cat

1843

David Thoreau ( Resistance to Civil Government) 1849

1849

Nathaniel Hawthorne (The Scarlett Letter) 1850

1850

Herman Melville (Moby Dick) 1851

1851

Harriet Beecher Stowe (Uncle Tom’s Cabin) 1852

1852

Henry Longfellow ( Paul Rivere's Ride) 1860

1860

THE CIVIL WAR AND THE -GILDED AGE 1860 – 1890

1860 - 1890

American Civil War 1861- 1865

1861 - 1865

Walt Whitman (Oh Captain! My captain!) 1865

1865

Alaska Purchase 1867

1867

Cuban Independence of Spain

1869

Rockefeller founded Stardard Oil 1870

1870

Mark Twain ( The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) "First Novel" wrote in a Typewriter 1876

1876

Jim Crow laws 1876- 1965

1876 - 1965

Amazon Rubber Boom 1879- 1912

1879 - 1912

Thomas A. Edison patented Incandescent light bulb 1880

1880

First Boer War ( South Africa) 1880-1881

1880 - 1881

Scramble for Africa 1884-1885

1884 - 1885

Panama scandals (Ferdinand de Lesseps) 1889

1889

Poems by Emily Dickinson 1890

1890

THE ERA OF REALISM AND NATURALISM 1890 1914

1890 - 1914

The cold Rush (Alaska) 1896

1896

Yellow journalism ( William Hearst- Joseph Pulitzer) 1897

1897

Hawai Anexation 1898

1898

Spanish–American War 1898

1898

Puerto Rico Anexation 1898

1898

Boxer Rebellion (China) 1899- 1901

1899 - 1901

Thousand Days' War ( Colombian Civil war) 1899-1902

1899 - 1902

Hay–Pauncefote Treaty ( Panama Canal) 1901

1901

W. E. B. Du Bois (The Souls of Black Folk) 1903

1903

Russo-Japanese War 1904- 1905

1904 - 1905

Jack London (White fang) 1906

1906

Ford releases Ford T 1908

1908

Balkan Wars 1912 - 1913

1912 - 1913

Panama Canal Finished 1914

1914

World War I 1914- 1918

1914 - 1918

Harlem Renaissance 1918- 1935

1918 - 1935

WRITERS OF THE LOST GENERATION 1919- 1950

1919 - 1950

U. S Women's suffrage 1920

1920

Prohibition in the United States (1920- 1933)

1920 - 1933

Langston Hughes (The Negro Speaks of Rivers) 1921

1921

T. S. Eliot (The Waste Land) 1922

1922

Jean Toomer (Cane) 1923

1923

Scott Fitzgerald ( Great Gatsby) 1925

1925

Great Depression 1929- 1939

1929 - 1939

William Faulkner (Absalom, Absalom!) 1936

1936

John Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath ) 1939

1939

World War II 1939- 1945

1939 - 1945

Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar named Desire) 1947

1947

Marshall Plan 1948- 1951

1948 - 1951

(Gwendolyn Brooks) Annie Allen 1949

1949

Ernest Hemmingway (The Old Man and the Sea) 1952

1952

James Baldwin (Go Tell It on the Mountain) 1953

1953

Civil Rights Movement 1955- 1968

1955 - 1968

Allen Ginsberg "The Howl" 1956

1956