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The American Renaissance


The American Renaissance

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The "American Renaissance," a period of tremendous literary activity that took place in America between the 1830s and 1860s, represents the cultivation of a distinctively American literature. This course looks at what it was in American culture and society that led to the dramatic outburst of literary creativity in this era. The student will explore some of the period's most famous works, which helped to define the emerging American identity. This free course may be completed online at any... More
Material Type: Online Course
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: January 27, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 27, 2012
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Submitter: Sean Connor
Keywords: Romanticism, Melville, Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau, American Renaissance, Dickinson, Abolitionism, Transcendentalism, American Literature, Hawthorne


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Primary Audience: College Upper Division
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution 3.0 United States


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