Gothic Undercurrents

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Gothic Undercurrents

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.

Authors Covered - This section of the Instructor Guide contains biographical information on 10 authors, and includes hyperlinks to related Archive materials.

Timeline - The Unit timeline references literary text publishing dates with critical historical events, building a contextual framework.

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