History through Literature: Romanticism and Revolution (1770 to 1870) DVD


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Runtime: 23

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Investigates the Enlightenment roots of the American Revolution and examines its influence on the French Revolution. Illustrates how revolt became a romantic idea during the period-a passionate outburst by people longing for freedom, dignity, hope, and a better life. Shows how, by the early 1800s, both romanticism and revolution had spread to Greece, Latin America, and North Africa. Details how hardy pioneers in the U.S. pushed westward toward their Manifest Destiny and examines the era's emotional appeals against slavery. Discusses how literary luminaries such as Byron, Shelley, Keats, Blake, Wordsworth, Poe, Emerson, Mary Shelley, and Frederick Douglass challenged people to examine their inner selves, their motivations, and their needs. Includes Teacher's Guide