Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Threads of Change In 19th Century America

 

   Romanticism

Your first job is to develop a personal definition of Romanticism.  The following sites will be helpful:

Elements of  Romanticism link to general definition

 

Introduction to American Romanticism 

link to many sites on authors of period and descriptions

Write down your definition.  This definition will become a part of your company's museum presentation.  (rubric)

Now investigate the sites below for examples which best illustrate the Romantic movement in America. You must choose four examples which may include:  literary works,  artwork, music or artifacts.  Be sure to cite your work using a minimum of four sources.

Literary Figures

Edgar Allen Poe http://www.2020site.org/literature/edgar_allen_poe.html

Ralph Waldo Emerson http://www.2020site.org/literature/ralph_emerson.html

Nathaniel Hawthorne http://www.2020site.org/literature/nathaniel_hawthorne.html

Mark Twain http://www.2020site.org/literature/mark_twain.html

Walt Whitman http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?prmID=127  http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/whitman/works/index.html

Louisa May Alcott http://www.nagasaki-gaigo.ac.jp/ishikawa/amlit/a/alcott19ro.htm

Art

Artists of the Hudson River School http://www.artcyclopedia.com/history/hudson-river-school.html http://www.thinker.org/fam/education/publications/guide-american/slide-20.html 

Thomas Cole http://search.famsf.org/4d.acgi$Search?list&=1&=Thomas+Cole&=And&=Yes&=&=&=&=Yes&=Yes&=f

Winslow Homer http://www.portlandmuseum.org/ac.html 

Music:  You may also use any CD of classical music which you feel represents this period.  Below are a list of possible composers and some midi examples of their works; listening to these sites is dependent upon the capabilities of your computer.

Fredrick Chopin http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/4279/MIDI.html

Robert Schumann http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/schumann_r_symphonies.html

Piotr Tchaikovsky           http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/tchaikovsky.html

Franz Schubert http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/schubert_symphonies.html