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This timeline of american literature and history 1620-1920 contains concise, year-by-year and decade-by-decade information on american literature and history. Early american writers tried to answer them who owns the land for thousands of years, native americans regarded them-selves as caretakers, not owners, of the land. Get an answer for 'the early-american fiction writers washington irving, nathaniel hawthorne, and edgar allan poe contributed significantly to the american literary canon with their unique styles of writing and their varied literary themes and forms. Chapter one early american and colonial period to 1776 american literature begins with the orally transmitted myths, legends, tales, and lyrics (always songs) of indian cultures.
The collection stretches from the revolutionary period to the reconstruction era, and includes works by authors such as herman melville, louisa may alcott, mark twain, bret harte and a host of minor writers of the period.
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