New England Renaissance. The First Major Literary Period in America. New England Renaissance 1830’s - 1850’s Called the American Renaissance if including Poe and others Northeasterners include Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Fireside poets, and Whitman. Transcendentalism
The First Major Literary Period in America
They believed a spiritual reality pervaded everything, like “the Force” in Star Wars.
Henry David Thoreau
Ralph Waldo Emerson