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6. 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.

Unit Overview Using the Video Activities
Instructor Overview, Bibliography & Resources, Glossary and Learning Objectives for this Unit. Deepening materials for using the video with this Unit. Classroom and other assignment activities for this Unit.


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