Periods of American Literature
The Colonial and Early National Period: The first European settlers of North America wrote about their experiences starting in the 1600s.
The Romantic Period: Romanticism is a way of thinking that values the individual over the group is a way of thinking that values the individual over the group.
Realism and Naturalism: The human cost of the Civil War in the United States was immense: more than 2.3 million soldiers.
The Modernist Period: Advances in science and technology in Western countries rapidly intensified at the start of the 20th century.
The Contemporary Period: The United States, which emerged from World War II confident and economically strong.