Transcendentalism Virtual Literature Box Resources

Threads of 19th Century American Literature
Transcendentalism Virtual Literature Box Resources:
 The Dial (a collection of writings by Emerson, Thoreau, Bronson Alcott)'s_Life_and_Writings:_The_Research_C
 “Brahma” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
 a history of Concord, Massachusetts
 biographies, letters, journals, and newspaper articles from the time period.
 biographical information on Kant
 selections of work by Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Orestes Brownson, Bronson
 a history of Brook Farm and other utopian communities.
 “Transcendental Wild Oats” by L.M. Alcott
 “Brook Farm” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Threads of 19th Century American Literature
Abolitionism Virtual Literature Box Resources:
 excerpts from The Liberator and other works by William Lloyd Garrison
 excerpts from the writings and speeches of Fredrick Douglass and Maria W. Stewart
 Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass; America’s First Black Woman Political Writer
 An Eyewitness of Slavery in America from Colonial Times to the Civil War
 “The Underground Railroad” by American History Illustrated
 “Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People” by Langston Hughes
 biographies, letters, diaries, and newspaper articles of the time period
 speeches of Sojourner Truth
 history of Nat Turner’s Rebellion and John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry
Threads of 19th Century American Literature
Feminism Virtual Literature Box Resources:
 biographical information on Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott,
Dorthea Dix and other leading feminist.
 background on women’s colleges founded in the 19th century, such as Troy Female Seminary
( later the Emma Willard School), Mt. Holyoke Seminary, and Hartford Female Seminary.
 Women in the 19th Century by Margaret Fuller
 Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions Woman's Rights Convention, Held at Seneca
Falls, 19-20 July 1848
 Massachusetts legislature address by the Grimke sisters (1830)
 New York’s “Married Women’s Property Act” (1848)
 prints of painting by Mary Cassatt
 works of Louis May Alcott
 “This is My Letter to the World” by Emily Dickinson
 “A Pair of Silk Stockings” by Kate Chopin
 additional biographies, letters, diaries, and newspapers of the time period
Threads of 19th Century American Literature
Industrialism Virtual Literature Box Resources:
 biographies or major inventors and entrepreneurs, including Samuel Morse, Thomas Edison,
Andrew Carnegie, Charles Goodyear, Alexander Graham Bell, John D, Rockefeller, Cornelius
Vanderbilt, and others.
 biographies of major labor leaders of the period, including Uriah S. Stephens, Eugene V.
Dabs, and Samuel Gompers.
 excerpts from the writing of the “muckruckers” Ida M. Tarbell, Frank Norris, Gustavus
Myers, Upton Sinclair, and Ray Stannard Baker
 biography of Theodore Roosevelt
 additional biographies, letters, diaries, and newspapers of the time period
 histories of the Pullman Strike (1893) and the Haymarket Affair (1886)
 photographs of factories and workers; photographs by Louis Hines
 Autobiography of Lucy Larkham
 “Paradise for Bachelors” by Herman Melville