The second in a series of three Literary Timeline posters that colorfully depict the progression of American literature in three ways. The poster's top portion is a grouping of portraits of some of the top authors of the era including: Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Stephen Crane and Kate Chopin. The midsection of the poster is a book shelf holding some of the era's top titles and their publication dates including: "Tom Sawyer," "Moby-Dick," "Leaves of Grass," and "Little Women." The shelf provides a graphic approximation of the prevailing literary trend. Also included at the foot of the poster is a brief history timeline that hits the highlights and provides context. These posters are huge, so make room on your walls or buy all three and hang them over your blackboard.