Does nationalism work or not work in RIP Van Winkle or The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?

Define for me literary nationalism and how it worked in America during the early 19th century. Please feel free to search for this term on the Internet. Once you have defined literary nationalism, please explain for me how that works or doesn’t work in either of the Washington Irving stories we read: “Rip Van Winkle” or “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

READINGS (Link) –

RIP Van Winkle http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2048/2048-h/2048-h….

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2048/2048-h/2048-h….

Essay must be 250 words minimum. Each main point must have 1 quote from the reading. (3 total direct quotes in essay)
Please follow the outline below.

Intro

MP1

MP2

MP3

Conclusion

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS