Digital American Literature Anthology

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Unit Introductions/Overviews

Lecture Notes

Every attempt has been made to provide original primary literary materials that are no longer under copyright protections in the United States of America. In some cases, the 'electronic' versions of the texts provided are still under copyright protection where noted, though available for educational, non-commercial uses. The copyright notices for these works must be maintained. If you believe that any of the original materials here are still under copyright, please contact the editor.

A Selection of Academic Web Resources
General Academic Resources in the Study of American Literature
Native Peoples, Native Influences
Explorers, Invaders and Colonists
Pilgrims, Puritans and Opponents
Nationalism and Awakenings in the Age of Enlightenment
Transcendental Theory and Practice, An American Romanticism
The New Nation and Its Literature
American Gothic, A Dark Romanticism
Edgar Allan Poe
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Herman Melville
Emily Dickinson
Walt Whitman
Slavery in America, Introduction
Harriett Jacobs
Frederick Douglass
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Rise of Realism
Mark Twain

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Dr.Michael O'Conner, Millikin University