Threads of Change In 19th Century America



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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Mark Twain

Walt Whitman

Louisa May Alcott


Artists of the Hudson River School 

Thomas Cole$Search?list&=1&=Thomas+Cole&=And&=Yes&=&=&=&=Yes&=Yes&=f

Winslow Homer 

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

Robert Schumann

Piotr Tchaikovsky 

Franz Schubert