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Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Reading for Qualifying Examination :: Compiled by Wendy Martin


Fiction

  • Adams, Henry. Democracy: An American Novel. (1880)
  • Alcott, Louisa May.Work: A Story of Experience. (1873) Little Women. (1868-69)
  • Apess, William. The Experiences of Five Christian Indians. A Son of the Forest.
  • Brown, William Wells. Clotelle.
  • Cable, George Washington. (CHOOSE ONE) Old Creole Days. (1879) The Grandissimes. (1880) Madame Delphine. (1881)
  • Chesnutt, Charles W. The Conjure Woman. (1899)
  • Child, Lydia Marie. Hobomok. Letters from New York.
  • Chopin, Kate. The Awakening. (1899) Desirees Baby. (1892)
  • Cooper, James Fenimore. (CHOOSE TWO) The Pioneers. (1823) The Last of the Mohicans. (1826) The Pathfinder. (1840) The Deerslayer. (1841)
  • Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage. (1895) Maggie: A Girl of the Streets. (1893) The Monster. (1899) "The Blue Hotel," "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," "The Open Boat"
  • Davis, Rebecca Harding. Life in the Iron Mills. (1861)
  • Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. (1845)
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Nature; Addresses and Lectures. Essays: First and Second Series. Representative Men. English Traits. The Conduct of Life.
  • Fern, Fanny. Hints to Young Wives, Thanksgiving Story, Soliloquy of a Housemaid, Apollo Hyacinth, Critics, Mrs. Adolphus Smith, Independence, The Working-Girls of New York.
  • Freeman, Mary Wilkins. A Humble Romance. (1887) A New England Nun. (1891)
  • Fuller, Margaret. Summer on the Lakes. (1844) Woman in the Nineteenth-Century. (1845) Papers on Literature and Art. (1846) A Short Essay on Critics. American Literature.
  • Garland, Hamlin. Main Travelled Roads. (1891).
  • Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. The Yellow Wallpaper. (1892) Women and Economics. (1898) Herland. (1915)
  • Grimke (Weld), Angelina. Appeal to Christian Women of the South.
  • Harper, Frances E.W. Iola Leroy. (1892) The Two Offers. (1859)
  • Harris, Joel Chandler. Uncle Remus. (1880)
  • Harte, Bret. The Luck of Roaring Camp, The Outcasts of Poker Flat, Plain Language from Truthful James.
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Twice-Told Tales. (1837) The Scarlet Letter. (1850) The House of the Seven Gables. (1851) The Blithedale Romance. (1852) The Marble Faun. (1860)
  • Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Nat Turners Insurrection.
  • Hopkins, Pauline. Contending Forces. (1900).
  • Howells, William Dean. A Hazard of New Fortunes. (1890) The Rise of Silas Lapham. (1885)
  • Irving, Washington. The Sketch Book. (1820) A History of New York. Rip Van Winkle. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
  • Jackson, Helen Hunt. Ramona: A Story. (1884)
  • Jacobs, Harriet Ann. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
  • James, Henry. (STORIES + CHOOSE THREE NOVELS) Daisy Miller. (1878) Washington Square. (1880) The Portait of a Lady. (1881) The Aspern Papers. (1888) The Turn of the Screw. (1898) The Bostonians. The Beast in the Jungle. (1903) The Ambassadors. (1903) The Golden Bowl. (1904) The Tragic Muse.
  • Jewett, Sarah Orne. The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories. (1896)
  • Melville, Herman. Moby Dick. (1851) Typee. (1846) Bartleby, the Scrivener Benito Cereno. Billy Budd, Sailor
  • Norris, Frank. McTeague. (1899) Octopus. (1901)
  • Phillips, Wendell. Toussaint L'Ouverture.
  • Poe, Edgar Allen. The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings. (stories and poems) Narrative of A. Gordon Pym. (1838)
  • Ridge, John Rollin. (CHOOSE ONE) Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murietta. Narrative of Sojourner Truth.
  • Sedgwick, Catharine Maria. Hope Leslie.
  • Stanton, Elizabeth Cady. Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences.
  • Stoddard, Elizabeth. Lemorne Versus Huell.
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Toms Cabin.
  • Thoreau, Henry David. Walden. Resistance to Civil Government. A Plea for Captain John Brown. Walking.
  • Twain, Mark. (STORIES + CHOOSE 3 NOVELS):
    • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. (1876)
    • Life on the Mississippi. (1883)
    • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. (1885)
    • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court. (1889)
    • The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. (stories - 1867)
    • The Innocents Abroad. (1869)
    • Roughing It. (1872)
    • The Prince and the Pauper. (1882)
    • Puddnhead Wilson. (1894)
    • Those Extraordinary Twins.
    • The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg. (1904)
  • Whitman, Walt. Democratic Vistas.
  • Wilson, Harriet E. Our Nig.

Poetry

  • Bryant, William Cullen. (10 POEMS including Thanatopsis)
  • Cooke, Rose Terry. (5 POEMS)
  • Dickinson, Emily. (20 POEMS)
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell. (5 POEMS)
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. (10 POEMS)
  • Lowell, James Russell. (10 POEMS)
  • Poe, Edgar Allen. (10 POEMS)
  • Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass. (20 POEMS including Song of Myself, The Sleepers, and Passage to India.)
  • Whittier, John Greenleaf. (10 POEMS)

Critical Works

  • Ammons, Elizabeth. Conflicting Stories: Women Writers at the Turn of the Century.
  • Bercovitch, Sacvan. Reconstructing American Literary History.
  • Bercovitch, Sacvan. The Puritan Origins of the American Self.
  • Bercovitch, Sacvan, and Myra Jehlen. Ideology and Classic American Literature.
  • Berlant, Lauren. The Anatomy of National Fantasy.
  • Broadhead, Richard. Cultures of Letters: Scenes of Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America.
  • Buell, Lawrence. Literary Transcendentalism: Style and Vision in the American Renaissance.
  • Carby, Hazel. Reconstructing Womanhood.
  • Davidson, Cathy. Revolution and the Word.
  • Fiedler, Leslie. Love and Death in the American Novel.
  • Fisher, Philip. Hard Facts: Setting and Form in the American Novel.
  • Gilbert, Sandra and Susan Gubar. Madwoman in the Attic.
  • Kaplan, Amy. The Social Construction of American Realism.
  • Karcher, Carolyn. Shadow Over the Promised Land: Slavery, Race, and Violence in Melvilles America.
  • Kelley, Mary. Private Woman, Public Stage.
  • Kolodny, Annette. The Lay of the Land: Metaphor as Experience and History in American Life and Letters.
  • Lawrence, D.H. Studies in Classic American Literature.
  • Marx, Leo. Machine in the Garden.
  • Matthiessen, F. O. American Renaissance.
  • Morrison, Toni. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination.
  • Reynolds, David. Beneath the American Renaissance.
  • Rogin, Michael. Subversive Geneology.
  • Seltzer, Mark. Bodies and Machines.
  • Smith, Henry Nash. Virgin Land.
  • Tompkins, Jane. Sensational Designs.

Twentieth-Century American Literature
Reading for Qualifying Examination :: Compiled by Wendy Martin


Fiction

  • Adams, Henry. The Education of Henry Adams. (1907)
  • Anderson, Sherwood. Winesburg, Ohio.
  • Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. (1969)
  • Austin, Mary. The Land of Little Rain. (1903) Lost Borders. (1909)
  • Baldwin, James. (CHOOSE TWO) Go Tell It on the Mountain. (1953) Giovannis Room. Notes of a Native Son. (1955) Another Country. Sonnys Blues (In Going to Meet the Man - 1965)
  • Bambara, Toni Cade. (CHOOSE 5 STORIES) Gorilla My Love (stories - 1972) The Sea Birds Are Still Alive. (stories - 1977) The Salt Eaters. (1980)
  • Barnes, Djuna. Nightwood. Shadows. (1916)
  • Bellow, Saul. (CHOOSE TWO) Henderson the Rain King. (1959) Mr. Sammlers Planet. (1970) Humboldts Gift. (1975) Seize the Day. (1956) Herzog. (1964)
  • Carver, Raymond. Cathedral. (1984) Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? (stories - 1976) What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. (stories - 1981)
  • Castillo, Ana. So Far From God. (1993)
  • Cather, Willa. (CHOOSE THREE, including My Antonia) Death Comes for the Archbishop. A Lost Lady. My Antonia. O Pioneers! One of Ours. The Professors House. Sapphira and the Slave Girl.
  • Chesnutt, Charles. The Marrow of Tradition. (1901)
  • Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street. (1984) Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. (1991)
  • Cummings, E. E. The Enormous Room.
  • DeLillo, Don. White Noise.
  • Didion, Joan. (CHOOSE TWO) Slouching Toward Bethlehem. (1961) Run River. Play It as It Lays. A Book of Common Prayer. Democracy.
  • Dillard, Annie. An American Childhood. (1987) Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.
  • Dos Passos, John. U.S.A. (1938) Manhattan Transfer.
  • Dreiser, Theodore. An American Tragedy. (1925) Sister Carrie. (1900)
  • DuBois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk. (1903)
  • Dunbar, Paul Lawrence. The Sport of the Gods. (1902)
  • Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man. (1947)
  • Erdrich, Louise. (CHOOSE TWO) The Beet Queen. (1986) Love Medicine. (1984) Tracks. (1988)
  • Faulkner, William. (CHOOSE THREE) Absalom, Absalom! (1936) Light in August. (1932) The Sound and the Fury. (1929) As I Lay Dying. (1930) Sanctuary. (1930) Go Down, Moses. (1942)
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott. (CHOOSE TWO, including Gatsby) The Great Gatsby. (1925) The Last Tycoon. Tender is the Night. The Beautiful and the Damned. This Side of Paradise.
  • Gaines, Ernest J. (CHOOSE 5 STORIES) Bloodline. (1968 - stories) A Lesson before Dying.
  • Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. Herland. (1915)
  • Glasgow, Ellen. (CHOOSE TWO) Virginia. (1913) The Professional Instinct Barren Ground. (1925) The Romantic Comedians. (1926) They Stooped to Folly. (1929) The Sheltered Life. (1932)
  • Heller, Joseph. Catch - 22. (1955)
  • Hemingway, Ernest. (CHOOSE THREE) A Farewell to Arms. (1929) For Whom the Bell Tolls. (1940) In Our Time. (1925) A Moveable Feast. (1964) The Old Man and the Sea. (1952) The Snows of Kilimanjaro. The Sun Also Rises. (1926) Hills Like White Elephants.
  • Herr, Michael. Dispatches. (1977)
  • Hughes, Langston. Not Without Laughter. (1930) The Ways of White Folks. (1934). Montage of a Dream Deferred. (poetry - 1951) The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain. (1926) When the Negro Was in Vogue. (1940)
  • Hurston, Zora Neale. (CHOOSE TWO NOVELS, including Their Esyes) Their Eyes Were Watching God. (1937) Dust Tracks on a Road. Mules and Men. Tell My Horse. Jonahs Gourd Vine Moses, Man of the Mountain. Sweat. The Gilded Six-Bits.
  • James, Henry. (CHOOSE TWO) The Ambassadors. The Golden Bowl. The Wings of the Dove.
  • Johnson, James Weldon. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. (1912)
  • Kerouac, Jack. On the Road.
  • Kincaid, Jamaica. (CHOOSE TWO) At the Bottom of the River. (1978) Annie John. A Small Place. Lucy.
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr. I Have a Dream. (1963) Letter From Birmingham Jail.
  • Kingston, Maxine Hong. The Woman Warrior. (1975) China Men. (1980) Tripmaster Monkey. (1989)
  • Larsen, Nella. Passing. (1929) Quicksand. (1928)
  • Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird . (1960)
  • LeGuin, Ursula K. The Left Hand of Darkness.
  • Lewis, Sinclair. Babbitt. (1922) Main Street.
  • Locke, Alain. The New Negro. (1925)
  • London, Jack. (CHOOSE 5 STORIES) The Son of the Wolf (stories - 1900) The Sea-Wolf. (1904) The Call of the Wild. (1903) White Fang. (1906)
  • Mailer, Norman. (CHOOSE TWO) The Naked and the Dead. (1948) Advertisements for Myself. (1959) The Armies of the Night. (1968) The Executioners Song. (1979)
  • Malcolm X. The Autobiography of Malcolm X. (1964)
  • Marshall, Paule. (CHOOSE ONE) Brown Girl, Brownstones. (1959) Soul Clap Hands and Sing. (1961) The Chosen Place, the Timeless People. (1969) Daughters. (1991) To Daduh: In Memorium. (1967) Praise Song for the Widow.*
  • McCarthy, Mary. (CHOOSE TWO) Memories of a Catholic Girlhood. (1957) The Company She Keeps. (stories) The Group. On the Contrary. (essays) How I Grew. Intellectual Memoirs.
  • McCullers, Carson. (CHOOSE 5 STORIES) The Ballad of the Sad Cafe. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.
  • McKay, Claude. Home to Harlem. (1928)
  • McPherson, James Alan. (CHOOSE 3 STORIES) Elbow Room. (1972) Hue and Cry. (1969)
  • Momaday, N. Scott. House Made of Dawn. (1968) The Way to Rainy Mountain. (1969)
  • Morrison, Toni. (CHOOSE THREE) The Bluest Eye. (1972) Beloved. (1987) Jazz. Paradise. Song of Solomon. Sula. Tar Baby.
  • Mukherjee, Bharati. Jasmine. (1989)
  • Nabokov, Vladimir. Lolita. (1957) Pale Fire.
  • Neihardt, John G. Black Elk Speaks. (1932)
  • Norris, Frank. The Octopus. (1901)
  • O'Brien, Tim. Going After Cacciato.
  • O'Connor, Flannery. (CHOOSE 5 STORIES) Wise Blood. (1949) The Violent Bear it Away. The Complete Stories. (collection)
  • Oates, Joyce Carol. You Must Remember This. (1987) Where are You Going. Where Have You Been? (story)
  • Okada, John. No-No Boy. (1957)
  • Olsen, Tillie. Tell Me a Riddle. (1961) Yonnondio: From the Thirties. (1974)
  • Paley, Grace. (CHOOSE 5 STORIES) Enormous Changes at the Last Minute. (1960) The Little Disturbances of Man. (1959) Later the Same Day. (1985)
  • Parker, Dorothy. (CHOOSE 5 STORIES) The Portable Dorothy Parker.
  • Plath, Sylvia. The Bell Jar.
  • Porter, Katherine Anne. (CHOOSE 5 STORIES) Ship of Fools. Pale Horse, Pale Rider. Flowering Judas. (stories) The Leaning Tower. (stories)
  • Pynchon, Thomas. (CHOOSE TWO) Gravitys Rainbow. (1973) The Crying of Lot 49. Mason and Dixon. V.
  • Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. (1945)
  • Silko, Leslie Marmon. Ceremony. (1977) Lullaby (In Storyteller - 1981). Almanac of the Dead. (1991)
  • Stein, Gertrude. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. (1932) Three Lives. The Making of Americans.
  • Steinbeck, John. (CHOOSE TWO) The Grapes of Wrath. (1939) Of Mice and Men. (1937) East of Eden. (1952)
  • Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club. (1989) The Kitchen Gods Wife. (1991)
  • Toomer, Jean. Cane. (1923)
  • Updike, John. (CHOOSE ONE) Rabbit Run*, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit Is Rich, Rabbit at Rest.
  • Walker, Alice B. (CHOOSE ONE) In Search of Our Mothers Gardens. (1983) The Color Purple. (1982) Meridian.
  • Washington, Booker T. Up From Slavery. (1901)
  • Welty, Eudora. (CHOOSE 5 STORIES) One Writers Beginnings. (1983) The Optimists Daughter. (1972) The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty. (1980)
  • West, Nathanael. The Day of the Locust. Miss Lonelyhearts.
  • Wharton, Edith. (CHOOSE THREE) The Custom of the Country. Ethan Frome. The House of Mirth. (1905) The Age of Innocence. (1921) Roman Fever and Other Stories. (collection)
  • Wister, Owen. The Virginian. (1902)
  • Wright, Richard. (CHOOSE TWO) Black Boy. (1945) Native Son. (1940) The Outsider. White Man, Listen! (1957)
  • Zitkala-Sa. American Indian Stories. (1924)

Poetry

  • Bishop, Elizabeth. (10 POEMS)
  • Berryman, John. (5 POEMS)
  • Crane, Hart. (5 POEMS)
  • Cummings, E. E. (10 POEMS)
  • Doolittle, Hilda (H.D.). Trilogy (1944-1946)
  • Eliot, T. S. (10 POEMS, including The Wasteland)
  • Frost, Robert. (10 POEMS)
  • Ginsberg, Allen. (10 POEMS, including Howl and A Supermarket in California)
  • Hughes, Langston. (10 POEMS)
  • Jeffers, Robinson. (7 POEMS)
  • Lowell, Robert. (10 POEMS)
  • Moore, Marianne. (10 POEMS)
  • Plath, Sylvia. (10 POEMS)
  • Pound, Ezra. (10 POEMS)
  • Rich, Adrienne. (10 POEMS)
  • Sexton, Anne. (7 POEMS)
  • Stein, Gertrude. (10 POEMS)
  • Stevens, Wallace. (10 POEMS)

Drama

  • Albee, Edward. (CHOOSE ONE) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962) The Zoo Story. (1961)
  • Hellman, Lillian. (CHOOSE ONE) The Little Foxes. (1936) The Childrens Hour. (1934)
  • Mamet, David. American Buffalo. (1977)
  • Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. (1953) Death of a Salesman. (1949)
  • ONeil, Eugene. (CHOOSE ONE) The Iceman Cometh. (1939) Long Days Journey Into Night. (1941) A Moon for the Misbegotten. (1943)
  • Smith, Anna Deveare. Twilight. (1992)
  • Williams, Tennessee. Streetcar Named Desire. (1947) The Glass Menagerie. (1945)

Critical Works/Theory

  • Ammons, Elizabeth. Conflicting Stories: American Women Writers at the Turn into the Twentieth Century.
  • Baker, Houston. Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory. Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Baym, Nina. Ed. Feminism and American Literary History.
  • Bercovitch, Sacvan. The Puritan Origins of the American Self.
  • Butler, Judith. Bodies That Matter.
  • Davidson, Cathy. Revolution and the Word.
  • DuPlessis, Rachel Blau. Writing Beyond the Ending.
  • Eagleton, Terry. Literary Theory.
  • Harper, Philip Brian. Framing the Margins: The Social Logic of Postmodernism.
  • Hutcheon, Linda. The Politics of Postmodernism.
  • Kaplan, Amy and Donald Pease, eds. The Cultures of U.S. Imperialism.
  • Michaels, Walter Ben. Our America: Nativism, Modernism, and Pluralism.
  • Morrison, Toni. Playing in the Dark.
  • North, Michael. The Dialect of Modernism.
  • Ostriker, Alicia. Stealing the Language.
  • Said, Edward W. Culture and Imperialism.
  • Saldivar, Jose David. The Dialectics of Our America.
  • Spillers, Hortense, ed. Comparative American Identities.

Early American Literature
Reading for Qualifying Examination :: Compiled by Wendy Martin


Fiction

  • Adams, Abigail. Letters to John Adams. (1776-1782)
  • Adams, John. Autobiography of John Adams.
  • Ashbridge, Elizabeth. Some Account of the Fore Part of the Life of Elizabeth Ashbridge.
  • Bartram, William. Travels.
  • Beverly, Robert. The History and Present State of Virginia.
  • Brackenridge, Hugh Henry. The Cave of Vanhest Father Bombos Pilgrimage to Mecca Modern Chivalry.
  • Bradford, William. Of Plymouth Plantation.
  • Brown, Charles Brockden. (choose three) An Address to the Government of the United States. Alcuin: A Dialogue. Arthur Mervyn or Memoirs of the Year. * Clara Howard; or, The Enthusiasm of Love. Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker. * Jane Talbot: A Novel. Monroes Embassy. Ormond; or, The Secret Witness. Sky-Walk; or, The Man Unknown to Himself. A System of General Geography. Somnambulism. A View of the Soil and Climate of the United States. Wieland; or, The Transformation: An American Tale. * Brown, William Hill. The Power of Sympathy. (1789) Byrd, William II. The Secret History of the Line.
  • Columbus, Christopher. The Journal of the First Voyage to America, 1492-1493.
  • Crevecoeur, J. Hector St. John. Letters From an American Farmer. (1782) Sketches of Eighteenth-Century America.
  • de Casteneda, Pedro. The Narrative of the Expedition of Coronado.
  • de Vaca, Alvar Nunez Cabeza. Relation of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca.
  • Edwards, Jonathan. A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God. A Divine and Supernatural Light. Freedom of the Will. Personal Narrative. Resolutions. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.
  • Equiano, Olaudah. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano.
  • Foster, Hanah Webster Foster. The Coquette. (1797)
  • Franklin, Benjamin. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.
  • Poor Richards Almanac. Information to Those Whow Would Remove to America. The Way to Wealth. Busy-Body. Silence Dogood.
  • Hackluyt, Richard. The Famous Voyage of Sir Francis Drake.
  • Hall, Prince. A Charge, Delivered to the African Lodge.
  • Hamilton, Alexander. The Federalist Papers.
  • Jefferson, Thomas. Notes on the State of Virginia. The Declaration of Independence.
  • Knight, Sarah Kemble. The Journal of Madame Knight.
  • Mather, Cotton. Theopolis Americana. (1710) Bonifacius, an Essay upon the Good. (1710) The Wonders of the Invisible World. (1692) Magnalia Christi Americana; or, The Ecclesiastical History of New England. (1702)
  • Morton, Thomas. New English Canaan.
  • Murray, Judith Sargent. Desultory Thoughts upon the Utility of encouraging a degree of Self-Complacency, especially in Female Bosoms. On the Domestic Education of Children. On the Equality of the Sexes.
  • Occom, Samson. A Short Narrative of My Life A Sermon Preached by Samson Occum.
  • Paine, Thomas. Common Sense. Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal. Public Good. The Rights of Man. The Age of Reason. The American Crisis.
  • Palou, Francisco. Life of Junipero Serra.
  • Rowlandson, Mary. A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson.
  • Rowson, Susanna. Charlotte Temple. (1974) Lucy Temple.
  • Sewall, Samuel. The Diary of Samuel Sewall.
  • Smith, Captain John. The Generall Historie of Virginia. (1624)
  • Williams, Roger. A Key Into the Language of America.
  • Winthrop, John. A Model of Christian Charity. The Journal of John Winthrop.
  • Woolman, John. The Journal of John Woolman.

Poetry

  • Barlow, Joel. The Prospect of Peace and The Hasty Pudding.
  • Bleeker, Ann Eliza. (5 POEMS)
  • Bradstreet, Anne. (15 POEMS)
  • Cook, Ebenezer. The Sot-weed Factor; or, a Voyage to Maryland, &c.
  • Dwight, Timothy. Conquest of Canaan. The Friends. Greenfield Hill. * Travels; In New England and New York. The Triumph of Infidelity.
  • Evans, Nathaniel. (5 POEMS)
  • Freneau, Philip. (10 POEMS)
  • Fergusson, Elizabeth Graeme. (5 POEMS)
  • Hammon, Jupiter. (5 POEMS INCLUDING An Address to Miss Phillis Wheatly)
  • Morton, Sarah Wentworth. (5 POEMS)
  • Stockton, Annis Boudinot. (5 POEMS)
  • Taylor, Edward. (15 POEMS)
  • Wheatley, Phyllis. (7 POEMS INCLUDING On Being Brought from Africa to America, On Imagination, and To the University of Cambridge, in New England)
  • Wigglesworth, Michael. The Day of Doom.

Drama

  • Tyler, Royall. The Contrast, A Comedy in Five Acts. (1790)
  • Critical Works
  • Bercovitch, Sacvan. The Puritan Origins of the American Self.
  • Davidson, Cathy. Revolution and the Word.
  • Elliott, Emory. Revolutionary Writers: Literature and Authority in the New Republic, 1725-1810.
  • Jehlen, Myra. American Incarnation.
  • Jordan, Winthrop. White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812.
  • Kolodny, Annette. The Lay of the Land. The Land Before Her.
  • Martin, Wendy. An American Triptych.
  • Miller, Perry. Errand into the Wilderness.
  • Nelson, Dana. The Word in Black and White: Race in Early American Literature.
  • Regis, Pamela. Describing Early America.
  • Scanlon, Thomas. Colonial Writing and the New World.
  • Shuffelton, Frank. A Mixed Race: Ethnicity in Early America.
  • Slotkin, Richard. Regeneration Through Violence.
  • Tichi, Cecelia. New World, New Earth.
  • Warner, Michael. The Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth-Century America.
  • Ziff, Larzer. Puritanism in America. Writing in the New Nation.

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