The Cambridge Introduction to Early American Literature

The Cambridge Introduction to Early American Literature

by Emory Elliott
     
 

ISBN-10: 052181717X

ISBN-13: 9780521817172

Pub. Date: 10/07/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Presenting a literary history of American writing (from 1492 to 1820) and a concise social and cultural history, Emory Elliott traces the impact of race, gender, and ethnic conflict on early American culture. He explores the centrality of American Puritanism in the formation of a distinctively American literature. This highly comprehensive study is essential reading…  See more details below

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Presenting a literary history of American writing (from 1492 to 1820) and a concise social and cultural history, Emory Elliott traces the impact of race, gender, and ethnic conflict on early American culture. He explores the centrality of American Puritanism in the formation of a distinctively American literature. This highly comprehensive study is essential reading for students of the literature, history and culture of early America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521817172
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/07/2002
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Literature Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Brave New World1
Ch. 2The language of Salem witchcraft17
Ch. 3The dream of a Christian utopia29
Ch. 4Personal narrative and history51
Ch. 5Poetry71
Ch. 6The Jeremiad100
Ch. 7Reason and revivalism125
Ch. 8Toward the formation of a United States153
Afterword170
Bibliography174
Index187

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