DALA: Digital American Literature Anthology
Edited by Michael O'Conner, Millikin University

The New Nation and Its Literature

Unit Six Overview

Resources for Lecture Building and Extended Study - Copyrighted Materials

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Author Biographies

William Cullen Bryant [Norton Anthology][Prentice Hall Anthology][Heath Anthology][Poetry Foundation]

Henry Wadsword Longfellow [Norton Anthology][Prentice Hall Anthology][Heath Anthology]

Oliver Wendell Holmes [Prentice Hall Anthology]

John Greenleaf Whittier [Norton Anthology][Prentice Hall Anthology][Heath Anthology]

Susanna Rowson [American Passages] [Prentice Hall Anthology][Heath Anthology]

Charles Brockden Brown [Heath Anthology] [Electronic Archive UCF][Cyclopedia of American Literature]

Washington Irving [American Passages][Norton Anthology][Prentice Hall Anthology][Heath Anthology]

James Fenemore Cooper [American Passages][Norton Anthology][Prentice Hall Anthology][Heath Anthology]

Unit Background, Secondary Sources

The Early American Novel: Introductory Notes by Donna Campbell

Gothic, Novel, and Romance: Brief Definitions by Donna Campbell

Perspectives in American Literature, Chapter 3: Early Nineteenth Century and Romanticism - A Brief Introduction by Paul P. Reuben

The Romantic Period: Fiction by Kathryn VanSpanckeren

Lesson on Cooper's The Pioneers by Mark Canada

Guide to The Last of the Mohicans by Craig White, Univ of Huston, Clear Lake

Primary Sources

Joel Barlow's Vision of Columbus


American Passages, Unit 5: Masculine Heroes

Electronic Resources in the Public Domain in the USA

Project Gutenberg: Wieland: or, the Transformation, an American Tale by Charles Brockden Brown

Project Gutenberg: Charlotte Temple by Mrs. Susanna Rowson

Project Gutenberg: The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Project Gutenberg: The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757 by James Fenimore Cooper

Project Gutenberg: The Deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper

Project Gutenberg: The Pioneers by James Fenimore Cooper

Project Gutenberg: The Pathfinder; or, The Inland Sea by James Fenimore Cooper

Project Gutenberg: The Prairie by James Fenimore Cooper

Project Gutenberg: Poems by William Cullen Bryant

Project Gutenberg: Snow-Bound by John Greenleaf Whittier

Project Gutenberg: The Complete Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Project Gutenberg: The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes

Project Gutenberg: The Contrast by Royall Tyler


Dr.Michael O'Conner, Millikin University