Turn of the Century Literature

Literature of the Gilded Age

WALT WHITMAN

“Pioneers! O Pioneers!”

“I Hear America Singing”


EMILY DICKINSON

“They shut me up in Prose”

“Because I could not stop for Death”

Emily Dickinson @ Poetry Foundation 

Emily Dickinson Museum


MARK TWAIN

“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”

The Mark Twain House & Museum

Mark Twain in His Times

Ken Burns’s documentary on Mark Twain – Be sure to check out the Interactive Scrapbook!


Literature of the Progressive Era

UPTON SINCLAIR

The Jungle

Excerpt from The Jungle

The Jungle and the Progressive Era

Watch a student’s NHD project about The Jungle!


Carl sandburg

“Chicago”

“I Am the People, the Mob”

“Buffalo Dusk”

Sandburg @ Poetry Foundation


WEB DUBOIS

“The Song of the Smoke”

DuBois @ Poetry Foundation


KATE CHOPIN

“The Story of an Hour”


Emma Lazarus

“The New Colossus”

Interactive New Colossus

Lazarus @ Poetry Foundation

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