eBook American History Through Literature: 1820-1870, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Janet Gabler Hover, Robert Sattelmeyer
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  • ISBN-10: 0684314924
  • ISBN-13: 9780684314921
  • DDC: 810.935809
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - College Senior
  • 1424 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released December 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006
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Overview

American History Through Literature: 1820—1870, designed for the general reader, presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. This three-volume set provides a unique overview of the critical period that spans the early national era through the Civil War, and which witnessed the birth of a truly American literature. The set features more than 250 survey entries. Subjects include: political topics (Manifest Destiny, Underground Railroad); ideas in context (Transcendentalism); values (Sentimentalism, Mourning); genres (Dime Novels, Oratory); popular entertainment (Theatre); publishing (Harper's Monthly, Editors); works of literature and nonfiction ("Hiawatha," "Life in the Iron Mills"); and much more. This A-Z, cross-referenced, and illustrated title offers analysis of a wide range of classics in American literature, viewed as cultural and historical documents, cultivates critical skills in reading texts from various perspectives, including aesthetic, biographical, social, historical, racial and gendered. Along with its companion title on the period covering 1870 to 1920, this set provides a comprehensive overview of a key century in American historical and literary studies.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Janet Gabler Hover
  • Robert Sattelmeyer

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0684314606 | ISBN-13: 9780684314600

Reviews

"American History Through Literature 1820-1870 is a readable, reliable, and up-to-date guide to the interactions of history and literature. The articles contain a great deal of information and are accessible to any reader, from high school student to adult. This work is recommended for secondary school and academic libraries supporting courses in American history and American literature, and for public library reference sections." --ARBA, March 2007

— ARBA

"This three-volume reference (which complements the three-volume American history through literature, 1870-1920) presents lengthy essays on works and themes in literature that contextualize them within their historical milieu. Essays are also included on genres of the time, historical events, individual cities and places, and religion. A sampling of individual essay topics includes dialect, fur trade, manhood, and captivity narratives. As they are easily found in other reference works, author biographies are omitted. Essays on individual works delve into the critical reception of the work while also describing the representation within the work of a specific theme or event. Many b&w images are included. The essays will appeal to wide range of readers, from high school and college students to the general reader. The contributors teach English or history, mainly in the US." --Booknews.com, May 2007

— Booknews.com

"...highly recommended for academic and large public libraries." --Booklist, May 2006

— Booklist

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American History Through Literature: 1820-1870  (ISBN-10: 0684314606 | ISBN-13: 9780684314600)

This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated title provides a unique overview of the critical period that spans the early national era through the Civil War, and which witnessed the birth of a truly American literature. The set features more than 250 survey entries. Subjects include: political topics (Manifest Destiny, Underground Railroad); ideas in context (Transcendentalism); values (Sentimentalism, Mourning); genres (Dime Novels, Oratory); popular entertainment (Theatre); publishing (Harper's Monthly, Editors); works of literature and nonfiction ("Hiawatha," "Life in the Iron Mills"); and much more. The analysis of a wide range of classics in American literature, viewed as cultural and historical documents, cultivates critical skills in reading texts from various perspectives, including aesthetic, biographical, social, historical, racial and gendered. Along with its companion title on the period covering 1870 to 1920, this set provides a comprehensive overview of a key century in American historical and literary studies.

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American History Through Literature: 1820-1870  (ISBN-10: 0684314606 | ISBN-13: 9780684314600)

This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated title provides a unique overview of the critical period that spans the early national era through the Civil War, and which witnessed the birth of a truly American literature. The set features more than 250 survey entries. Subjects include: political topics (Manifest Destiny, Underground Railroad); ideas in context (Transcendentalism); values (Sentimentalism, Mourning); genres (Dime Novels, Oratory); popular entertainment (Theatre); publishing (Harper's Monthly, Editors); works of literature and nonfiction ("Hiawatha," "Life in the Iron Mills"); and much more. The analysis of a wide range of classics in American literature, viewed as cultural and historical documents, cultivates critical skills in reading texts from various perspectives, including aesthetic, biographical, social, historical, racial and gendered. Along with its companion title on the period covering 1870 to 1920, this set provides a comprehensive overview of a key century in American historical and literary studies.

While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available in the eBook version due to rights restrictions. Call your Sales Rep for details.

Price: $688.00