10 Notable Books That Changed The Nation

The written word has come a long, long way in the past two hundred years. Entire novels have managed to change governments, and even entire nations, much like what the following ten books did for America. As a whole, society tends to think rather similarly, and that thinking came about due to our culture – including what we read and view on television and movies. None of these are religious texts, but simply exquisite novels that changed America for the better.

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman is a fantastic book of poetry that brought about the Romantic Era within the world of literature in the United States back in 1855. The work changed the way the common person viewed art.

The Clansman by Thomas Dixon Jr.

The Clansman by Thomas Dixon Jr. was one such novel that did not have a positive effect on society when it was released in 1905. The book made the KKK look like they were heroes, which led to a lot of hate around the nation.