Romantic era and its sub-genres

Historical Notes

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

Civil War

1861 - 1865

Literary Eras

Rationalist era

1750 - 1800

Romantic era

1800 - 1865

Transcendentalism

1836 - 1865

This technically starts with Emerson in 1836.

Anti-Transcendentalism

1840 - 1865

Dark Romanticism

Gothic

1840 - 1850

Important Works

Henry's Speech to the Virginia Convention

1775

Emerson's Nature

1836

Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

1850

Thoreau's Walden

1854

Whitman's Leaves of Grass

1855