Imagination and the Individual: American Romanticism 1800–1860 Download

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Unit 2
Historical Introduction
STUDY GUIDE
Imagination and the Individual: American
Romanticism 1800–1860
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1. Name one event that increased the size of the United States.
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2. List two inventions or technological advances in the United States.
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3. Name one reform movement.
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4. Name one landmark event for women’s rights.
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5. List three characteristics of Transcendentalism.
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6. List one reason slavery increased during the early 1800s.
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7. List two injustices that were done to Native Americans.
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8. List three events that promoted abolition or helped freed slaves.
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Unit 2, Historical Introduction continued
9. Name one event of interest to a lexicographer.
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10. Name two groups of writers active during this period.
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11. List three things that the Dark Romantics explored.
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12. Name four authors and identify the group each belonged to.
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13. Name a writer that Annie Dillard has been compared to.
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14. List two traits Dillard shares with this author.
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15. List three characteristics of Transcendentalism found in “Living Like Weasels.”
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