The Cambridge history of American literature. Volume 1, 1590-1820 / general editor Sacvan Bercovitch ; associated editor, Cyrus R.K. Patell
- The Literature of Colonization -- The Papers of Empire / Myra Jehlen -- The Natural Inhabitants / Myra Jehlen -- Three Writers of Early America / Myra Jehlen -- Settlements / Myra Jehlen -- The Dispute of the New World / Myra Jehlen -- Traveling in America / Myra Jehlen -- The Final Voyage / Myra Jehlen -- New England Puritan Literature -- The Language of Salem Witchcraft / Emory Elliott -- The Dream of a Christian Utopia / Emory Elliott -- Personal Narrative and History / Emory Elliott -- Poetry / Emory Elliott -- The Jeremiad / Emory Elliott -- Reason and Revivalism / Emory Elliott -- No heading found -- British-American Belles Lettres / David S. Shields -- The American Enlightenment, 1750-1820 -- Finding the Revolution / Robert A. Ferguson -- What is Enlightenment? Some American Answers / Robert A. Ferguson -- Religious Voices / Robert A. Ferguson -- Writing the Revolution / Robert A. Ferguson -- The Literature of Public Documents / Robert A. Ferguson -- The Limits of Enlightenment / Robert A. Ferguson -- The Literature of the Revolutionary and Early National Periods -- Letters of the Early Republic / Michael T. Gilmore -- Magazines, Criticism, and Essays / Michael T. Gilmore -- The Drama / Michael T. Gilmore -- Poetry / Michael T. Gilmore -- The Novel / Michael T. Gilmore -- Charles Brockden Brown / Michael T. Gilmore -- Washington Irving / Michael T. Gilmore -- James Fenimore Cooper / Michael T. Gilmore -- Chronology / Cyrus R.K. Patell.
- Volume I of The Cambridge History of American Literature was originally published in 1997, and covers the colonial and early national periods and discusses the work of a diverse assemblage of authors, from Renaissance explorers and Puritan theocrats to Revolutionary pamphleteers and poets and novelists of the new republic. Addressing those characteristics that render the texts distinctively American while placing the literature in an international perspective, the contributors offer a compelling new evaluation of both the literary importance of early American history and the historical value of early American literature.
- 9781139054690 (ebook), 9780521301053 (hardback), and 9780521585712 (paperback)
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