Chapter 1: Early American Literature to 1700
and Puritanism

Selected Bibliography

© Paul P. Reuben
October 12, 2016

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Selected Bibliography 1980-1999

Aldridge, Alfred O. Early American literature: a comparatist approach. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton U P, 1982. PS185 .A38 PS185 E4

Caldwell, Patricia. The Puritan Conversion Narrative: The Beginnings of American Expansion. NY: Cambridge UP, 1983. BX9354.2 .C34

Colacurcio, Michael J. Doctrine and Difference: Essays in the Literature of New England. NY: Routledge, 1996.

Covici, Pascal, Jr. Humor and Revelation in American Literature: The Puritan Connection. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1997.

Delbanco, Andrew. The Puritan Ordeal. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1989. BX9322 .D45

Gordis, Lisa M. Opening Scripture: Bible Reading and Interpretive Authority in Puritan New England. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2003.

Hambrick-Stowe, Charles E. The Practice of Piety: Puritan Devotional Disciplines in Seventeenth-Century New England. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1982.

Harlan, David. The Clergy and the Great Awakening in New England. Ann Arbor: UMI Research P, 1980. BR520 .H33

Harris, Trudier. Afro-American Writers Before the Harlem Renaissance. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume Fifty. Detroit: Gale, 1986. PN 451 .D52

Kaufmann, Michael W. Institutional Individualism: Conversion, Exile, and Nostalgia in Puritan New England. Hanover: Wesleyan UP, 1998.

Earle, Alice M. The Sabbath in Puritan New England. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1982.

Gilmore, Michael T. Early American literature: a collection of critical essays. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1980. PS185 .E2

Luxon, Thomas H. Literal Figures: Puritan Allegory and the Reformation Crisis in Representation. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1995.

Miller, Perry. Errand Into the Wilderness. 1981.

Nelson, Dana D. The word in black and white: reading "race" in American literature, 1638-1867. NY: Oxford U P, 1992. PS173 .E8 N45

Payne, Rodger M. The Self and the Sacred: Converson and Autobiography in Early American Protestantism. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1998.

Peterson, Mark A. The Price of Redemption: The Spiritual Economy of Puritan New England. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1997.

Porterfield, Amanada. Female Piety in Puritan New England: The Emergence of Religious Humanism. NY: Oxford UP, 1992.

Promis Ojeda, Jose. The identity of Hispanoamerica: an interpretation of colonial literature. Translated from the Spanish by Alita Kelley and Alec E. Kelley. Tucson: U of Arizona P, 1991. PQ7081 .P7613

Roberts-Miller, Patricia. Voices in the Wilderness: Public Discourse and the Paradox of Puritan Rhetoric. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 1999.

Samuels, Shirley. Romances of the republic: women, the family, and violence in the literature of the early American nation. NY: Oxford U P, 1996. PS374 .H5 S26

Spengemann, William C. A new world of words: redefining early American literature. New Haven: Yale U P, 1994. PS185 .S67

Selected Bibliography 2000-Present

Aranda, Josť F., Jr. When We Arrive: A New Literary History of Mexican America. Tucson: U of Arizona P, 2003.

Baker, Dorothy Z. America's Gothic Fiction: The Legacy of Magnalia Christi Americana. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2007.

Baker, Jennifer. Securing the Commonwealth: Debt, Speculation, and Writing in the Making of Early America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2005.

Bross, Kristina. Dry Bones and Indian Sermons: Praying Indians in Colonial America. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2004.

Cohen, Matt. The Networked Wilderness: Communicating in Early New England. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota, 2010.

Colacurcio, Michael J. Godly Letters: The Literature of the American Puritans. Notre Dame, IN: U of Notre Dame P, 2006.

Crain, Patricia. The Story of A: The Alphabetization of America from The New England Primer to The Scarlet Letter. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2000.

Gerona, Carla. Night Journeys: The Power of Dreams in Transatlantic Quaker Culture. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2004.

Gordis, Lisa M. Opening Scripture: Bible Reading and Interpretive Authority in Puritan New England. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2003.

Meyers, Karen. Colonialism and the Revolutionary Period (Beginnings-1800): American Literature in Its Historical, Cultural, and Social Contexts. NY: Facts on File, 2005.

Morris, Amy M. E. Popular Measures: Poetry and Church Order in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2005.

Post, Constance J. Signs of the Times in Cotton Mather's Paterna: A Study of Puritan Autobiography. NY: AMS, 2000.

Rivett, Sarah. The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2010.

Stout, Harry S. The New England Soul: Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England. NY: Oxford UP, 1986.

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