Chapter 2: Early American Literature 1700-1800

Selected Bibliography

© Paul P. Reuben
  October 15, 2016

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Selected Bibliography through 1999 

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

Bercovitch, Sacvan. Typology and early American literature. Amherst U of Massachusetts P, 1972. BS478 B47

Cook, Elizabeth H. Epistolary Bodies: Gender and Genre in the Eighteenth-Century Republic of Letters. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1996.

Emerson, Everett, ed. Major Writers of Early American Literature. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1972. PS185 E4

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

Gallagher, Edward J. and Thomas Werge. eds. Early puritan writers: a reference guide. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1976. Z1227 .G34

Kenney, William H. ed. Laughter in the wilderness: early American humor to 1783. Kent, Ohio : Kent State U P, 1976. PS530 L35

Koch, Gustav A. Republican Religion: The American Revolution and the Cult of Reason. Gloucester, Mass.: P. Smith, 1964. BL2760 .K6

Leary, Lewis G. Soundings: some early American writers. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1975. PS193 L4

Morais, Herbert M. Deism in Eighteenth Century America. NY: Russell & Russell, 1960. BL2760 .M6

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

Nye, Russell B. The Cultural Life of the New Nation, 1776-1830. NY: Harper, 1960. E169.1 .N9

Porter, Dorothy B. Early Negro writing, 1760-1837. Boston: Beacon P, 1971 PS508.N3 P6

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

Regis, Pamela, Describing Early America: Bartram, Jefferson, Crèvecoeur, and the Rhetoric of Natural History. DeKalb: Northern Illinois UP, 1992.

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

Seelye, John D. Prophetic waters: the river in early American life and literature. NY: Oxford U P, 1977.. PS195 R55 S4

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

Tyler, Moses Coit. The Literary History of the American Revolution. 1763-1863. NY: F. Ungar, 1957. PS185 .T82

Waller, George M. Puritanism in early America. Lexington, Mass., Heath 1973. (Problems in Amererican civilization series) E169.1 .P897 v.89

Selected Bibliography 2000 to Present

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

Brückner, Martin. The Geographic Revolution in Early America: Maps, Literacy, and National Identity. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2006.

Cox, John D. Traveling South: Travel Narratives and the Construction of American Identity. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2005.

Fischer, Sibylle. Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of Revolution. Durham: Duke UP, 2004.

Kamrath, Mark L., and Sharon M. Harris. eds. Periodical Literature in Eighteenth-Century America. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2005.

Lopenzina, Drew. Red Ink: Native Americans Picking Up the Pen in the Colonial Period. Albany: State U of New York P, 2012.

Stabile, Susan M. Memory's Daughters: The Material Culture of Remembrance in Eighteenth-Century America. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2004.

Trees, Andrew S. The Founding Fathers and the Politics of Character. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2003.

Withers, Charles W. J. Placing the Enlightenment: Thinking Geographically about the Age of Reason. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2007.

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