Museum of American Poetics Exhibits

Pioneer Masters

This exhibit conveys a sense of the state of American poetry as it was coming into being; primarily, from the period of the American Revolution (1776) through the "Civil War" (1861-1865).

 

  Grand Canyon Polychrome Sites
Grand Canyon
Polychrome Sites
   
 
     
    Jane Coleman Turell (1703-1735)
Jane Coleman Turell
(1703-1735)
   
        Mather Byles (1706-1788)
Mather Byles
(1706-1788)
Jupiter Hammon
Jupiter Hammon
(1711- before 1806)
   
      John Woolman (1720-1772)
John Woolman
(1720-1772)
 
Hannah Grffitts (1727-1817)
Hannah Grffitts
(1727-1817)
       
    Lucy Terry (1730-1821)
Lucy Terry
(1730-1821)
   
        Annis Boudinot Stockton (1736-1801)
Annis Boudinot Stockton
(1736-1801)
  Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
Thomas Paine
(1737-1809)
     
      Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson (1737-1801)
Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson
(1737-1801)
 
Milcah Martha Moore (1740-1829)
Milcah Martha Moore
(1740-1829)
       
    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826)
   

Abigal Addams
(1744-1818)
       
        Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820)
Judith Sargent Murray
(1751-1820)
  Ann Bleecker (1752-1783)
Ann Bleecker
(1752-1783)
     
      Philip Freneau (1752-1832)
Philip Freneau
(1752-1832)
 
Phyllis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley
(c. 1753-1784)
     
  Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton (1759-1846)
Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton
(1759-1846)
   

Black Hawk
(1767-1838)
     
   
Sequoyah
(c. 17671843)
  Margaretta Bleeker Faugeres (1771-1801)
Margaretta Bleeker Faugeres
(1771-1801)
   
      Rebecca Hammond Lard (1772-1855)
Rebecca Hammond Lard
(1772-1855)
 
Hartford Wits (mid-1780s)
Hartford Wits
(mid-1780s)
     
     
Underground Railroad
(1790s - mid-1800s)
    Sojourner Truth (1797-1883)
Sojourner Truth
(1797-1883)
 
     
   
William Apess
(1798-1839)
  George Moses Horton (1898-1884)
George Moses Horton
(1798-1884)
 
   
Sacagawea
(c. 17881812)
Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (1800-1842)
Jane Johnston Schoolcraft
(1800-1842)
       
       
Slave Narritives
Slave Narratives (1800s)
     
     
 
Elias Boudinot
(1802-1839)
 
     
    Lydia Maria Child
Lydia Maria Child
(1802- 1880)
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1803-1882)
       
 
The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
(18031806)
   
      Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(1807-1882)
Lysander Spooner (January 19, 1808 – May 14, 1887)
Lysander Spooner
(1808-1887)
     
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
(1809-1849)
   
       
   
Margaret Fuller
(1810-1850)
 
 
Harriet Beecher Stowe
(1811-1896)
     
      Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897)
Harriet Ann Jacobs
(1813-1897)
William Wells Brown (1814-1884)
William Wells Brown
(1814-1884)
     
   
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(1815-1902)
     
 
Henry David Thoreau
(1817-1862)
 
     
George Copway
(1818-1869)
  Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
(1818-1895)
 
    James Russell Lowell
(1819-1891)
James Russell Lowell
(1819-1891)
 
Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Herman Melville
(1819-1891)
     
    Whitman
Walt Whitman
(18191892)
   
       
 
Susan B. Anthony
(1820-1906)
     
       

William Still
(1821-1902)
     
   
Harriet Tubman
(1822-1913)
 
 
James Monroe Whitfield
(18221871)
     
       

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
(18241911)
     
      Harriet E. Wilson (1825-1900)
Harriet E. Wilson
(1825-1900)
    Francis James Child (1825-1896)
Francis James Child
(1825-1896)
 
     
Ellen (1826-1891) &
William (1824-1900) Craft
 
Matilda Joslyn Gage
(1826-1898)
   
     
John Rollin Ridge
(1827-1867)
 
Henry Timrod (1829-1867)
Henry Timrod
(1829-1867)
     
       
  Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
(18301886)
   
       
 
The Liberator (18311865)
   
      James R. Osgood
James R. Osgood
(1836-1892)
       
   
Sitting Bull
(c. 18311890)
 

Transcendentalism
(1820s-1840s)
     
   
Brook Farm
(1840s)
 
     
The Dial
(1840-1844)
 
Sarah Winnemucca
(1844-1891)
     
         

The North Star
(1847-1851)
       
     
Declaration of Sentiments
(1848)
 
         
   
Black Elk
(1863-1950)
   

Sophia Alice Callahan
(1868-1894)
       
   
The Underground Railroad Records
(1872)
   
       
The Underground Railroad Records
(Text of the 1872 book by William Still)