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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

American Literature: 19th Century

A guide to American Literature tools and resources.

Subject Headings

Use the following subject headings to search for books, periodicals, and electronic resources in the library catalog:


American literature--19th century

American literature--19th century--History and criticism

American fiction--19th century

American fiction--19th century--History and criticism

American poetry--19th century

American poetry--19th century--History and criticism

Realism in literature

Transcendentalism (New England)

Romanticism--United States

African American and Southern Literature

American literature--African American Authors--History and criticism

American literature--Southern States--History and criticism

Southern States in Literature

Women Writers

American literature--women authors--History and criticism

Women and literature--United States--History--19th Century

African American Literature

For African American literature, see the Literatures and Languages Library's guide for this subject: African American Literature Guide.