A selection of 16 of our online History of American Literature videos provides teachers, schools, Special Needs and homeschool students with the opportunity to learn about and study the development of American writing from the birth of a national literature to the influence of technological and social changes in the 20th century.
You will also learn about the life, times, and literary works of four of the greatest American writers: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Ernest Hemingway.
Study the progression of American literature through such writers as Thomas Paine, James Fenimore Cooper, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Joseph Heller, and Alice Walker.
Learn about The Time, Life, & Works of four great American writers: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Ernest Hemingway. Survey their major works, gain insight into their philosophies, and explore their roles as leading American authors.
Then use our online interactive quizzes to discover what you have learnt and strengthen your understanding of the subject.