Spirit of Nationalism

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Declaring Independence, 1710-1850

The Enlightenment brought new ideals and a new notion of selfhood to the American colonies. This program begins with an examination of the importance of the trope of the self-made man in Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, and then turns to the development of this concept in the writings of Romanticist Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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.

Find additional resources, including primary source materials, interactives, and downloadable print materials, at:  http://www.learner.org/amerpass/unit04/

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