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

Overview

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

Acknowledgments; Preface; 1. Brave New World; 2. The language of Salem Witchcraft; 3. The dream of a Christian utopia; 4. Personal narrative and history; 5. Poetry; 6. The Jeremiad; 7. Reason and revivalism; 8. Toward the formation of a United States; Afterword; Bibliography.

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