American Literature Timeline 1820 to The Present

By, Dennis Brophy

Main

The Cult of True Womanhood/ Separation of the Spheres

1820 - 1860

Leaves of Grass by, Walt Whitman

1855

Naturalism

1865 - 1900

Jim Crow Laws

1877 - 1954

Black Arts Movement

1890 - 1920

The Open Boat by, Stephen Crane

1897

The Awakening by, Kate Chopin

1899

Up From Slavery by, Booker T Washington

1901

The Souls of Black Folk by, W.E.B. Du Bois

1903

South of the Slot by, Jack London

1909

Modernism

1910 - 1965

The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock by, T.S. Elliot

1915

The Harlem Renaissance

1919 - 1929

I. Too by, Langston Hughes

1925

Passing by, Nella Larsen

1929

Postmodernism

1945 - 2013

The Beat Generation/Beat Poets

1945 - 1965

Confessional Poets

1950 - 1960

Black Civil Rights Movement/Black Power Movement

1954 - 1975

A Supermarket in California by, Allen Grinsberg

1956

Housewife by, Anne Sexton

1962

An Agony. As now. By, Amiri Baraka

1964

Daddy by, Salvia Path

1965

Trust Me by, John Updike

1979

The House on Mango Street by, Sandra Cisnesros

1984

White Noise by, Don DeLillo

1985

Beloved by, Toni Morrison

1987

In the Field by, Tim O’brien

1990

Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Karen Russell

2013