Wlliam Gilmore Simms

William Gilmore Simms's Subject Timeline


Simms wrote on subjects over the span of western history. Entries on and additions to the sections of this timeline highlight subjects to which he gave particular attention. Those before 476 are scattered over ancient history. The medieval period extend from the fall of the Roman Empire to the expulsion of the Moors from Spain. The early modern period covers the Atlantic world, especially of the Spanish and French empires, from 1450 to the seventeenth century. The British colonial period overlaps in part but stretches to the eve of the American Revolution. The revolutionary era extends to the conclusion of the War of 1812 and is followed by the era of the early republic, antebellum period, then the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Ancient History Open

Medieval History Open

Early Modern Open

British Colonial Open

Revolutionary Open

Era of the Early Republic Open

Antebellum Period Open

Civil War and Early Reconstruction Open