Rebels of America

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Introduction to Romanticism

"The Crucible" (Salem Witch Trials)
Salem Witch Trials overview (film)
"Why I Wrote the Crucible" by Arthur Miller

Revolutionary Writers: Great American Rebels
Patrick Henry's Speech to the Virginia Convention
Thomas Paine bio

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Our Countrymen in Chains by JG Whittier
The Slave's Complaint by Horton
Longfellow and Whittier on Slavery ()

Thoreau (Civil-Disobedience)

Mark Twain's "A True Story" and "The Lowest Animal"
Powerful Words

Anti-Transcendentalism (Melville, Poe)

Women's Right's Activists
Margaret Fuller
Susan B Anthony's On Women's Right to Vote
Elizabeth Cady Stanton at the First Women's Rights Convention
Hilary Clinton's Women's Rights are Human Rights

Intro to Harlem Renaissance: (all from Huffenglish)
  • “Strange Fruit” by Lewis Allan (Billie Holiday) lyrics: RTF, PDF
  • “Richard Cory” (Simon and Garfunkel lyrics): RTF, PDF
  • Harlem Renaissance unit plan: RTF

Their Eyes Were Watching God:
Lesson Plan (Edsitement)
Hufflesson's lesson plan,
Lesson Plan (Harlem Renaissance Museum pieces)
Slave Narrative: Mary Reynolds

Civil Right's Activists
Langston Hughes "Let America Be America Again"
"I, Too, Sing America" in response to Whitman's I Hear America Singing

MLK (Letter from a Birmingham Jail)
Malcolm X from "The Ballot or the Bullet"

Vietnam Generation Poetry
Vietnam Anti-War Music Lyrics