The Heath Anthology of American Literature: Volume B: Early Nineteenth Century: 1800-1865, 6th Edition

  • Paul Lauter Trinity College, General Editor
  • Richard Yarborough University of California, Los Angeles
  • John Alberti Northern Kentucky University
  • Mary Pat Brady Cornell University, Associate Editor
  • Jackson Bryer University of Maryland
  • King-Kok Cheung University of California, Los Angeles
  • Kirk Curnutt Troy State University, Alabama
  • Anne Goodwyn Jones Allegheny College
  • James Kyung-Jin Lee University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Wendy Martin Claremont Graduate University
  • Quentin Miller Suffolk University
  • Mark A. Freitag
  • Ivy T. Schweitzer Dartmouth College
  • Sandra A. Zagarell Oberlin College
  • ISBN-10: 0547204191  |  ISBN-13: 9780547204192
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  • Previous Editions: 2006
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Unrivaled diversity and teachability have made The Heath Anthology a best-selling text. In presenting a more inclusive canon of American literature, The Heath Anthology changed the way American literature is taught. The Sixth Edition continues to balance the traditional, leading names in American literature with lesser-known writers and have built upon the anthology's other strengths: its apparatus and its ancillaries.

Features and Benefits

  • The Sixth Edition contains four clusters in each volume on similar cultural and historical issues: Nature and Religion; Aesthetics; America in the World, The World in America; and E Pluribus Unum, which provides instructors with broadened opportunities to help students perceive continuity and change in literary and cultural history.
  • Volume B contains four new clusters to help focus classroom discussion of critical early 19th-century phenomena like the Second Great Awakening, the rise of the Abolitionist movement, the conflict over expansionism and Indian "removal," and the debates over reform in the rapidly industrializing and urbanizing United States. These clusters help make clear how deeply involved the writers of the early 19th-century were with the world to which they spoke and which they helped shape.
  • Volume B contains significant newly-anthologized texts like Phoebe Cary's poetic parodies, Hawthorne's early story Alice Doane's Appeal, and a substantial selection from Julia Ward Howe's long-unavailable The Hermaphrodite.
  • Native American entries have been reorganized to better reflect current scholarship and to include a broader representation of Native cultures.
  • Journal entries, folk songs, and graphic narratives helps broaden our understanding of what constituted the "literary."
  • Each volume includes a glossy insert of paintings, photographs, book jackets, and documents that illuminate the culture of each historical period that are useful as objects of study parallel to the volume's literary texts.
  • A number of important longer works are available in separate volumes of the New Riverside series. Titles include The Scarlet Letter, Typee, Portrait of a Lady, Huckleberry Finn, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Damnation of Theron Ware. The New Riverside Series satisfies student preference for separate texts and provides instructors with additional easily-accessible novels that can be taught along with the anthology's basic selections.

Table of Contents

Patterns of Development and Conflict
Native America
Major George Lowery (Cherokee) (c.1770-1852)
Notable Persons in Cherokee History: Sequoyah or George Gist
Elias Boudinot (Cherokee) (c. 1802-1839)
An Address to the Whites
John Ross (Cherokee) (1790-1866)
Letter to Lewis Cass, February 14, 1833
Letter to Andrew Jackson, March 28, 1834
["Letter to a Friend" is found in the Cluster: Expansion and Removal on page 000]
Seattle (Duwamish) (1786-1866)
Speech of Chief Seattle
John Wannuaucon Quinney (Mahican) (1797-1855)
Quinney''s Speech
William Apess (Pequot) (1798-?)
An Indian''s Looking-Glass for the White Man
from Eulogy on King Philip
Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (Ojibwa) (1800-1841)
To the Pine Tree
Lines Written at Castle Island, Lake Superior
Invocation: To My Maternal Grand-Father on Hearing His Descent from Chippewa Ancestors Misrepresented
By an Ojibwa Female Pen, Invitation to sisters to a walk in the Garden, after a shower
The Contrast
To my ever beloved and lamented Son William Henry
On leaving my children John and Jane at School, in the Atlantic states, and preparing to return to the interior
--Free Translation (Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, 1839)
--New Translation (Dennis Jones, Heidi Stark, and James Vukelich, 2005)
Moowis, The Indian Coquette
Mishösha, or the Magician and his daughters: A Chippewa Tale
The Forsaken Brother: A Chippewa Tale
The Little Spirit, or Boy-Man: An Ojibwa Tale
The O-jib-way Maid
Two Songs
George Copway (Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh; Ojibwa) (1818-1869)
from The Life of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh
John Rollin Ridge (Cherokee) (1827-1867)
Oppression of Digger Indians
The Atlantic Cable
The Stolen White Girl
A Scene Along the Rio de la Plumas
Cluster: Expansion and Removal
James Monroe (1758-1831), The Monroe Doctrine
Chief Justice John Marshall (1755-1835), Decision in Cherokee Nation v. GA
Chief Justice John Marshall (1755-1835), Decision in Worcester v. GA
Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), President Jackson''s Message to Congress "On Indian Removal"
Chief John Ross (1790-1866), Letter to a Friend, 1836
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), Letter to Martin Van Buren, President of the United States
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
John L. O''Sullivan (1813-1895) or Jane McManus Storm Cazneau (1807-1878), Annexation
Herman Melville (1819-1891), The Metaphysics of Indian Hating
Spanish America
Tales from the Hispanic Southwest
La comadre Sebastiana/Do a Sebastiana
Los tres hermanos/The Three Brothers
El obispo/The New Bishop
El indito de las cien vacas/The Indian and the Hundred Cows
La Llorona, Malinche, and Guadalupe
La Llorona, La Malinche, and the Unfaithful Maria
The Devil Woman
Lorenzo de Zavala (1788-1836)
Viage a los Estados-Unidos del Norte America (Journey to the United States)
Narratives from the Mexican and Early American Southwest
Pio Pico (1801-1894)
from Historical Narrative
Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (1808-1890)
from Recuerdos historicos y personales tocante a la alta California
Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815-1882)
from Two Years before the Mast and Twenty-Four Years After
Alfred Robinson (1806-1895)
from Life in California
Josiah Gregg (1806-1850)
Commerce of the Prairies
5. New Mexico
7. Domestic Animals
8. Arts and Crafts
9. The People
Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903)
A Journey Through Texas
San Antonio
The Missions
Town Life
The Mexicans in Texas
Cluster: Religion and Spirituality: Nature, God, and Culture
Red Jacket (c. 1758-1830), On the Religion of the White Man and the Red
William Ellery Channing (1730-1842), Introductory Remarks to the Collected Works of William Ellery Channing
George Ripley (1802-1880), Review of Jane Martineau''s Rationale of Religious Inquiry
Andrews Norton (1786-1853), A Discourse on the Latest Form of Infidelity
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), Divinity School Address
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), [I''m ceded--I''ve stopped being Theirs--]
Isaac Harby (1788-1828), A Discourse... for promoting the true Principles of Judaism...
Lyman Beecher (1775-1863), A Plea for the West
Brigham Young (1801-1877), Discourses
Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865), Hymn: Onward, onward, men of Heaven
Catherine E. Beecher (1800-1878) and Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), The American Woman''s Home
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), Hymn: A little kingdom I possess
The Cultures of New England
Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865)
The Suttee
Death of an Infant
To the First Slave Ship
Remonstrance of the Creek Indians Against Being Removed from Their Own Territory
The Indian''s Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers
Indian Names
To a Shred of Linen
The Indian Summer
Fallen Forests
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
The American Scholar
Concord Hymn
The Rhodora
The Snow-Storm
[Letter to Martin Van Buren, President of the United States is found in Cluster: Expansion and Removal on page 00]
[Divinity School Address is found in Cluster: Religion and Spirituality on page 00]
[The Poet is found in Cluster: Aesthetics on page 00]
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)
The Hunters of Men
The Farewell
Massachusetts to Virginia
At Port Royal
[ No Slave Hunt in our Borders! is found in Cluster: E Pluribus Unum on page 00]
Sarah Margaret Fuller (1810-1850)
To [Sophia Ripley?]
from Woman in the Nineteenth Century
from American Literature; Its Position in the Present Time, and Prospects for the Future
from Things and Thoughts in Europe, Foreign Correspondence of the Tribune
Dispatch 17
Dispatch 18
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Resistance to Civil Government
from Walden
Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
Higher Laws
A Plea for Captain John Brown
Cluster: E Pluribus Unum--Race and Slavery
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), Diary (1820)
Thomas Roderick Dew (1802-1846), An Argument Upholding Slavery
Angela Davis b. 1944, Reflections on the Black Woman''s Role in the Community of Slaves
Levi Coffin (1798-1877), Reminiscences of Levi Coffin, the Reputed President of the Underground Railroad
William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), Declaration of Sentiments of the American Anti-Slavery Convention
Thornton Stringfellow (1788-1869), A Brief Examination of Scripture Testimony on the Institution of Slavery
Leon Litwack b. 1929, North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860
Fugitive Slave Act (1850)
Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880), The Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act: An Appeal to the
Legislators of Massachusetts
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), No Slave Hunt in our Borders!
Martin R. Delaney (1812-1885) and Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), An Exchange
George Fitzhugh (1806-1881), Sociology of the South
Chief Justice Roger B. Taney (1777-1864), Dred Scott Decision
John Brown (1880-1859), John Brown''s Last Speech and Letters
Mortimer Thomson (1831-1875), Great Auction Sale of Slaves at Savannah, Georgia
Race, Slavery, and the Invention of the "South"
David Walker (1785-1830)
from Appeal... to the Coloured Citizens of the World (third edition, 1829)
William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879)
from William Lloyd Garrison: The Story of His Life
Editorial from the first issue of The Liberator
Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880)
Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans
Chapter VIII
Letters from New York
#14 [17]: [Homelessness]
# 20 [27]" [Birds]
#33 [Antiabolitionist mobs]
#34 [50, 51] [Women''s Rights]
[The Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act: An Appeal to the
Legislators of Massachusetts is found in Cluster: E Pluribus Unum on page 00.]
Angelina Grimké (1805-1879)
from Appeal to the Christian Women of the South
Henry Highland Garnet (1815-1882)
An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America, Buffalo, N.Y., 1843
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?
[An Exchange with M. Delany is found in Cluster: E Pluribus Unum on page 00.]
Nancy Gardner Prince (1799-1856?)
from A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince
Caroline Lee Hentz (1800-1856)
from The Planter''s Northern Bride
George Fitzhugh (1804-1881)
from Southern Thought
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911)
The Slave Mother
The Tennessee Hero
Free Labor
An Appeal to the American People
The Colored People in America
Speech: On the Twenty-Fourth Anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society
The Two Offers
Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911)
from Nat Turner''s Insurrection
Letter to Mrs. Higginson on Emily Dickinson
Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897)
from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Chapter I: Childhood
Chapter VI: The Jealous Mistress
Chapter X: A Perilous Passage in the Slave Girls Life
Chapter XVI: Scenes at the Plantation
Chapter XXI: The Loophole of Retreat
Chapter XLI: Free at Last
Harriet Jacobs to Ednah Dow Cheney, April 25, 1867
Mary Boykin Chesnut (1823-1886)
Mary Chesnut''s Civil War
March 18, 1861
August 26, 1861
October 13, 1861
October 20, 1861
January 16, 1865
January 17, 1865
Wendell Phillips (1811-1884)
from Toussaint L''Ouverture
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Address at the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery
Second Inaugural Address
What''s w/ N Hawthorne letters?
Literature and "The Woman Question"
Sarah Moore Grimké (1792-1873)
from Letters on the Equality of the Sexes, and the Condition of Woman
Letter VIII: The Condition of Women in the United States
Letter XV: Man Equally Guilty with Woman in the Fall
Angelina Grimké (1805-1879)
from Letters to Catharine Beecher
Letter XI
Letter XII: Human Rights Not Founded on Sex
[from Appeal to the Christian Women of the South found in Race, Slavery and the Invention of the "South" on page 00.]
Sojourner Truth (c. 1797-1883)
Reminiscences by Frances D. Gage of Sojourner Truth, for May 28-29, 1851
Sojourner Truth''s Speech at the Akron, Ohio, Women''s Rights Meeting
Speech at New York City Convention
Address to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association
Fanny Fern (Sara Willis Parton) (1811-1872)
Hints to Young Wives
from Fern Leaves, 1st Series
Thanksgiving Story
from Fern Leaves, 2nd Series
Soliloquy of a Housemaid
Mrs. Adolphus Smith Sporting the "Blue Stocking"
Male Criticism on Ladies'' Books
A Law More Nice Than Just
The Working-Girls of New York
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)
from Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences
Declaration of Sentiments
The Development of Narrative
A Sheaf of Humor of the Old Southwest
Davy Crockett (1786-1836), The Crockett Almanacs: Sunrise in His Pocket; A Pretty Predicament; Crockett''s Daughters
Mike Fink (1770?-1823?), The Crocket Almanacs: Mike Fink''s Brag; Mike Fink Trying to Scare Mrs. Crockett; Sal Fink, the Mississippi Screamer, How She Cooked Injuns; The Death of Mike Fink (recorded by Joseph M. Field)
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet 1790-1870), The Horse Swap
George Washington Harris (1814-1869), Mrs. Yardley''s Quilting
Washington Irving (1783-1859)
from A History of New York
Book I, Chapter 5
Rip Van Winkle
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)
from The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna; A Descriptive Tale
Chapter XXI
Chapter XXII
Chapter XXIII
Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867)
Hope Leslie
from Volume 1, Chapter 7
from Volume 2, Chapter 1
from Volume 2, Chapter 8
Caroline Kirkland (1801-1864)
A New Home--Who''ll Follow?
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Chapter I
Chapter XV
Chapter XVII
Chapter XXVII
Chapter XLIII
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
My Kinsman, Major Molineux
Alice Doane''s Appeal
Young Goodman Brown
The Minister''s Black Veil
The Birth-mark
Rappaccini''s Daughter
Mrs. Hutchinson
from Abraham Lincoln (March-April 1862)
To Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, June 4, 1837
To Sophia Peabody, April 13, 1841
To H.W. Longfellow, June 5, 1849
To J.T. Fields, January 20, 1850
To J.T. Fields, Undated draft
To H.W. Longfellow, January 2, 1864
[Preface to The House of Seven Gables is found in the Cluster: Aesthetics--Poetry and Society on page 000]
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Man of the Crowd
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Black Cat
The Purloined Letter
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
The Philosophy of Composition
Sonnet--To Science
To Helen
The City in the Sea
The Sleeper
Bridal Ballad
The Raven
Annabel Lee
Parody: Samuel Brown by Phoebe Cary
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)
Uncle Tom''s Cabin
Chapter I: In Which the Reader Is Introduced to a Man of Humanity
Chapter VII: The Mother''s Struggle
Chapter XI: In Which Property Gets into an Improper State of Mind
Chapter XIII: The Quaker Settlement
Chapter XIV: Evangeline
Chapter XL: The Martyr
Chapter XLI: The Young Master
from Preface to the First Illustrated Edition of Uncle Tom''s Cabin
from The Minister''s Wooing
XXIII: Views of Divine Government
Sojourner Truth, the Libyan Sibyl
William Wells Brown (1815-1884)
Clotelle; or, The Colored Heroine
Chapter II: The Negro Sale
Chapter X: The Quadroon''s Home
Chapter XI: To-Day a Mistress, To-Morrow a Slave
Chapter XVIII: A Slave-Hunting Parson
Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Bartleby, the Scrivener
The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids
I. The Paradise of Bachelors
II. The Tartarus of Maids
Benito Cereno
Billy Budd, Sailor
Hawthorne and His Mosses
Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War
The Portent (1859)
A Utilitarian View of the Monitors Fight
The Maldive Shark
from Timoleon
[The Metaphysics of Indian Hating is found in Cluster: Expansion and Removal on page 00.]
[Letter to Nathaniel Hawthorne is found in Cluster: Aesthetics on page 00.]
Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910)
From The Hermaphrodite
Mind Versus Mill Stream
The Heart''s Astronomy
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Alice Cary (1820-1871)
Clovernook, First Series
Clovernook, Second Series
Uncle Christopher''s
[Conclusion is found in the Cluster: Aesthetics--Poetry and Society on page 000]
Elizabeth Stoddard (1823-1902)
Lemorne Versus Huell
Rebecca Harding Davis (1831-1910)
Life in the Iron Mills
Cluster: Aesthetics--Poetry and Society
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), The Poet
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), The Poetic Principle
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), Preface to The House of the Seven Gables
Herman Melville (1819-1891), Letter to Nathaniel Hawthorne
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), "Concluding Remarks" to Uncle Tom''s Cabin
Alice Cary (1820-1871), "Conclusion" to Clovernook, Second Series (1853)
Lydia Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865), Letters of Life
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), "Publication--is the Auction"
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), Democratic Vistas
The Emergence of American Poetic Voices
Songs and Ballads
Songs of the Slaves
Lay Dis Body Down
Nobody Knows the Trouble I''ve Had
Deep River
Roll, Jordan, Roll
Michael Row the Boat Ashore
Steal Away to Jesus
There''s a Meeting Here To-Night
Many Thousand Go
Go Down, Moses
Didn''t My Lord Deliver Daniel
Songs of White Communities
John Brown''s Body
Pat Works on the Railway
Sweet Betsy from Pike
Bury Me Not On the Lone Prairie
Acres of Clams
Paper of Pins
Come Home, Father (Henry Clay Work)
Life Is a Toil
William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)
The Yellow Violet
To a Waterfowl
To Cole, the Painter, Departing for Europe
To the Fringed Gentian
The Prairies
Abraham Lincoln
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
A Psalm of Life
[Parody: A Psalm of Life by Phoebe Cary]
The Warning
The Arsenal at Springfield
The Jewish Cemetery at Newport
The Harvest Moon
The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls
Frances Sargent Locke Osgood (1811-1850)
Ellen Learning to Walk
The Little Hand
The Maiden''s Mistake
Oh! Hasten to My Side
A Reply
Lines (Suggested by the announcement that "A bill for the Protection of the Property of Married Women has passed both Houses" of our State Legislature)
Little Children
To a Slandered Poetess
The Indian Maid''s Reply to the Missionary
The Hand That Swept the Sounding Lyre
The Wraith of the Rose
Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Leaves of Grass
Preface to the 1855 Edition
Song of Myself (1855 version)
The Sleepers
from Inscriptions
One''s-Self I Sing
I Hear America Singing
from Children of Adam
To the Garden the World
A Woman Waits for Me
from Calamus
In Paths Untrodden
Recorders Ages Hence
When I Heard at the Close of the Day
I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing
Here the Frailest Leaves of Me
I Dream''d in a Dream
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
from Sea-Drift
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
from By the Roadside
Europe, the 72d and 73d Years of These States
When I Heard the Learn''d Astronomer
To a President
The Dalliance of the Eagles
To the States
from Drum-Taps
Beat! Beat! Drums!
Cavalry Crossing a Ford
Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night
A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown
Year That Trembled and Reel''d Beneath Me
The Wound-Dresser
Ethiopia Saluting the Colors
As I Lay with My Head in Your Lap Camerado
from Memories of President Lincoln
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom''d
from Autumn Rivulets
Sparkles from the Wheel
Prayer of Columbus
from Whispers of Heavenly Death
Quicksand Years
A Noiseless Patient Spider
from From Noon to Starry Night
To a Locomotive in Winter
from Songs of Parting
So Long!
from Sands at Seventy (First Annex)
from Good-bye My Fancy (Second Annex)
Good-bye My Fancy!
Respondez! [Poem Deleted from Leaves of Grass]
from Democratic Vistas (1871)
Phoebe Cary (1824-1871)
[Parody: Samuel Brown is found in Edgar Allan Poe section on page 000]
[Psalm: A Psalm of Life is found in the Longfellow section on page 000]
The Life of Trial
Worser Moments
The City Life
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
[One Sister have I in our house]
[I never lost as much but twice]
[Success is counted sweetest]
[Her breast is fit for pearls]
[These are the days when Birds come back--]
[Come slowly--Eden!]
[Did the Harebell loose her girdle]
[I like the look of Agony]
[Wild Nights--Wild Nights!]
[I can wade Grief--]
[There''s a certain Slant of light]
[I felt a Funeral, in my Brain]
[I''m Nobody! Who are you?]
[If your Nerve, deny you--]
[Your Riches--taught me--Poverty.]
[I reason, Earth is short--]
[The Soul selects her own Society--]
The Soul''s Superior instants]
[I send Two Sunsets--]
[It sifts from Leaden Sieves]
[There came a Day at Summer''s full]
[Some keep the Sabbath going to Church]
[A Bird came down the Walk--]
[I know that He exists.]
[After great pain, a formal feeling comes--]
[God is a distant--stately Lover--]
[Dare you see a Soul at the White Heat? ]
[What Soft--Cherubic Creatures--]
[Much Madness is divinest Sense--]
[This is my letter to the world]
[I tie my Hat--I crease my Shawl]
[I showed her Hights she never saw--]
[This was a Poet--It is That--]
[I heard a Fly buzz--when I died--]
[This world is not Conclusion]
[Her sweet Weight on my Heart a Night]
[I started Early--Took my Dog--]
[One Crucifixion is recorded--only--]
[I reckon--when I count at all--]
[I had been hungry, all the Years--]
[Empty my Heart, of Thee]
[They shut me up in Prose--]
[Ourselves were wed one summer--dear--]
[The Brain--is wider than the Sky--]
[I cannot live with You--]
[I dwell in Possibility--]
[Of all the Souls that stand create--]
[One need not be a Chamber--to be Haunted--]
[Essential Oils--are wrung--]
[They say that "Time Assuages"--]
[Publication--is the Auction]
[Because I could not stop for Death--]
[She rose to His Requirement--dropt]
[My Life had stood--a Loaded Gun--]
[Presentiment--is that long Shadow--on the Lawn--]
[This Consciousness that is aware]
[The Poets light but Lamps]
[The Missing All, prevented Me]
[A narrow Fellow in the Grass]
[Perception of an object costs]
[Title divine--is mine!]
[The Bustle in a House]
[Revolution is the Pod]
[Tell all the Truth but tell it slant--]
[He preached upon "Breadth" till it argued him narrow--]
[Not with a Club, the Heart is broken]
[What mystery pervades a well!]
[A Counterfeit--a Plated Person--]
["Heavenly Father"--take to thee]
[A Route of Evanescence]
[The Bible is an Antique Volume--]
[Volcanoes be in Sicily]
[Rearrange a "Wife''s" affection!]
[To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee].
To Abiah Root (January 29, 1850)
To Austin Dickinson (October 17, 1851)
To Susan Gilbert (Dickinson) (late April 1852)
To Susan Gilbert (Dickinson) (June 27, 1852)
To Samuel Bowles (about February 1861)
To recipient unknown (about 1861), To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (date uncertain)
To T.W. Higginson (April 15, 1862)
To T.W. Higginson (April 25, 1862)
To T.W. Higginson (June 7, 1862)
To T.W. Higginson (July 1862)
To Mrs. J.G. Holland (early May 1866)
To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (about 1870)
To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (about 1870)
To T.W. Higginson (1876)
To Otis P. Lord [rough draft] (about 1878)
To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (about 1878)
To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (early October 1883)
To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (about 1884)
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines of Poems

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Author Bio

Paul Lauter

Paul Lauter is the Smith Professor of Literature at Trinity College. He has served as president of the American Studies Association and is a major figure in the revision of the American literary canon.

Richard Yarborough

Richard Yarborough is Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles. His work focuses on African American literature and on the construction of race in U.S. culture. He directs the University Press of New England's Library of Black Literature series.

John Alberti

John Alberti teaches at Northern Kentucky University and has a Ph.D. in American literature from UCLA. His main area of research is multicultural American literature and culture.

Mary Pat Brady

Mary Pat Brady teaches U.S. Literature. She has written extensively on contemporary U.S. Latino literature.

Jackson Bryer

Dr. Bryer is an expert on F. Scott Fitzgerald and is president of the International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society. He was an editor of DEAR SCOTT, DEAREST ZELDA: THE LOVE LETTERS OF F. SCOTT AND ZELDA FITZGERALD (Macmillan).

King-Kok Cheung

Dr. Cheung received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and has specialized in Asian-American literature.

Kirk Curnutt

Dr. Kirk Curnutt is a professor of English at Troy State University. Dr. Curutt is the author of scholarly works on F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Ernest Hemingway among others. He is also a published novelist.

Anne Goodwyn Jones

Dr. Jones holds the Maxwell C. Weiner Missouri Distinguished Professorship for the Humanities at the University of Missouri in Rolla. She has written a groundbreaking book entitled TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY, a feminist study of Southern women writers.

James Kyung-Jin Lee

Jim Lee received his Ph.D. in English, as well as an M.A. in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and his B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. His book, Urban Triage: Race and the Fictions of Multiculturalism, was published in 2004 by the University of Minnesota Press. He has also published articles in NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Literary Studies East and West, A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America, African American Writers, Amerasia, The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Culture, and Asian American Poets: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook.

Wendy Martin

Wendy Martin (Ph.D., University of California, Davis) is professor of English at Claremont Graduate University, where she has taught since 1987. She is a member of THE HEATH ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE Editorial Board.

Quentin Miller

D. Quentin Miller is Professor of English at Suffolk University in Boston, where he teaches fiction writing and literature. He is the author of "A CRIMINAL POWER": JAMES BALDWIN AND THE LAW and JOHN UPDIKE AND THE COLD WAR, and the editor of RE-VIEWING JAMES BALDWIN: THINGS NOT SEEN and PROSE AND CONS: NEW ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY U.S. PRISON LITERATURE. He is also the coauthor of the literature for composition textbook CONNECTIONS and the author of the composition textbook THE GENERATION OF IDEAS. His articles have appeared in such journals as American Literature, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, The Hemingway Review, Forum for Modern Language Studies, and American Literary Realism.

Mark A. Freitag

Mark Freitag is currently an Associate Professor at Augusta State University. He has a Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of Georgia and a M.S. in mathematics from the Memphis State University. He has taught mathematics content courses for pre-service elementary and middle grades teachers for over 15 years in a variety of settings from small private colleges to large public universities. Dr. Freitag's scholarly interests include classroom communication issues such as improving students' reading comprehension in mathematics and developing strategies for moving students from learning that is dependent on the instructor to independent learning.

Ivy T. Schweitzer

Professor Schweitzer's fields of specialization are American literature, especially early American studies, women's literature and culture, and feminist studies.

Sandra A. Zagarell

Sandra A. Zagarell received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and is the Donald R. Longman Professor of English at Oberlin College. She specializes in nineteenth-century US and transatlantic literature and in book studies and has published widely on nineteenth-century literature of the US.