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History: The Age of Romanticism

Study the History of the Age of Romanticism using Online Video. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills ... simultaneously!

Use our six online History Through Literature videos about history in the Period of Romanticism to learn about the history and historical events in the Romantic Age and how they influenced Romantic writers and Romantic literary works during the time of The Age of Romanticism.

Learn about the times of colonial conquest and revolutionary war, see how the Romanticist literary and revolutionary spirit created by Romantic writers evolved in America through the work of Emerson and Thoreau, Walker, Douglass, and Truth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the cause-and-effect relationship between the American and French revolutions, and between the French Revolution and struggles for independence in Haiti, Mexico, Central and South America, North Africa, and Greece.
  • Identify key inventions of the early industrial revolution and describe their social effects.
  • See how Romantic literature helped motivate political revolution and learn examples of Romantic elements in the literature of the young United States.
  • Discover the territorial expansions of the United States, Great Britain, and France during the early nineteenth century.
  • See how the Romantic spirit influenced writers in both slave and free states during the decades before the Civil War.
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