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The term 'American Renaissance,' as applied to literature, was broadly recognized by the Harvard scholar F. O. Matthiessen in his 1941 novel American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman. Matthiessen calls the years between 1850 and 1855 that an "extraordinarily focused minute of literary expression" (p. vii) This text centers its conversation approximately five nineteenth century authors--none of that include girls. They're: Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, and Whitman. Matthiessen reveals their origins of the nature and function of literature and also the extent to which these were realized in their own writings. Matthiessen overlooked and completely disregarded the women writers of the nineteenth century. But contrary to his view, women writers during this time made tangible contributions to literature and so are quite important to the period of time. Just because Matthiessen did not appreciate women authors of the nineteenth century does not mean that others need to follow in his footsteps; that is the reason this is an appreciation essay to two nineteenth century female writers: Catherine Sedgwick and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Catharine Maria Sedgwick was born December 28, 1789 at Stockbridge, Massachusetts. In youth, Sedgwick was cared for by a former slave and also a young girl, Sedgwick attended a private school in which girls are ready for entrance into fashionable society in Boston to complete her schooling. Later on in her life, she took control of a school in Lenox and subsequently converted from Calvinism into Unitarianism, which directed her to write a booklet criticizing religious intolerance. This experience inspired her to write her first novel: A New-England Story; which is around the connection b.. .