Monthly Archives: October 2010

Inventing a Culture in an Age of Reform and Expansion

American Literature (1830-1865): Emerson, portrayed above, strongly believed that American writers “needed to develop new literary forms and modes of expression in response to the democratic institutions, material realities, and social dynamics of life in the United States” (588). I … Continue reading

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Catharine Maria Sedgwick & Augustus Baldwin Longstreet: A New Kind of Literature

For this blog entry, I aim to focus mainly on the writing of Catharine Maria Sedgwick, although I will touch upon the works of Augustus Baldwin Longstreet as they are very interesting as well! I will begin by discussing Sedgewick… … Continue reading

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