eBook The Britannica Guide to World Literature: American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615302336
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302338
  • DDC: 810.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
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Overview

Fiercely nationalistic, the first prominent American writers exhibited a profound pride in the territory that would come to be known as the United States. Predating even the Declaration of Independence, much early American writing entailed commentary on the newly developing American society. This volume examines the literature of the country in its nascence and writers such as Poe, Hawthorne, and Emerson, who helped cultivate a uniquely American voice.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Early American Literature.
2: John Smith.
3: The State of Verse.
4: Michael Wigglesworth.
5: Bay Psalm Book.
6: The Story of Mary Rowlandson.
7: The 18th Century.
8: Great Awakening.
9: Writers of the Revolution.
10: Poor Richard.
11: Thomas Paine.
12: The New Nation.
13: Notable Works of the Period.
14: Poetry.
15: Drama and the Novel.
16: Other Significant Figures of the Century.
17: Joel Barlow.
18: Robert Montgomery Bird.
19: Hugh Henry Brackenridge.
20: Charles Brockden Brown.
21: William Hill Brown.
22: William Byrd of Westover.
23: Timothy Dwight.
24: Olaudah Equiano.
25: Elizabeth Graeme Ferguson.
26: Hannah Webster Foster.
27: Philip Freneau.
28: Sarah Kemble Knight.
29: Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton.
30: Susanna Rowson.
31: Mercy Otis Warren.
32: Phillis Wheatley.
33: Early 19th-Century Literature.
34: William Cullen Bryant.
35: The North American Review.
36: Washington Irving.
37: James Fenimore Cooper.
38: Early Years.
39: Novels.
40: Cultural and Political Involvement.
41: Return to America.
42: Edgar Allan Poe.
43: Life and Writings.
44: Appraisal.
45: Sarah Helen Power Whitman.
46: Other Significant Writers of the Age.
47: Maria Gowen Brooks.
48: Joseph Dennie.
49: Joseph Rodman Drake.
50: James Hall.
51: John P. Kennedy.
52: James Kirke Paulding.
53: John Howard Payne.
54: William Gilmore Simms.
55: The American Renaissance.
56: New England Brahmins.
57: Oliver Wendell Holmes.
58: Brahmin.
59: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
60: James Russell Lowell.
61: Seba Smith.
62: The Transcendentalists.
63: Unitarianism.
64: Ralph Waldo Emerson.
65: Transcendentalism.
66: Henry David Thoreau.
67: Bronson Alcott.
68: Orestes Augustus Brownson.
69: George Ripley.
70: Jones Very.
71: New England Reformers and Historians.
72: George Bancroft.
73: Richard Henry Dana.
74: Margaret Fuller.
75: William Lloyd Garrison.
76: Slave Narrative.
77: Edward Everett Hale.
78: Julia Ward Howe.
79: John Lothrop Motley.
80: Francis Parkman.
81: Harriet Beecher Stowe.
82: John Greenleaf Whittier.
83: Hawthorne, Melville, and Whitman.
84: Nathaniel Hawthorne.
85: Herman Melville.
86: Walt Whitman.
87: Free Verse.
Epilogue.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.