What was haunting the American nation in the 1850s? The three writers treated in this program — Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson — use poetry and prose to explore the dark side of nineteenth-century America.
This section of the Instructor Guide contains biographical information on 10 authors, and includes hyperlinks to related Archive materials.
The Unit timeline references literary text publishing dates with critical historical events, building a contextual framework.
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