The Wadsworth Themes American Literature Series, 1492-1820 Theme 4: Contested Nations in the Early Americas / Edition 1

The Wadsworth Themes American Literature Series, 1492-1820 Theme 4: Contested Nations in the Early Americas / Edition 1

by Jay Parini, Ralph Bauer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1428262555

ISBN-13: 9781428262553

Pub. Date: 05/19/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning


The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present. Each carefully edited booklet centers on a core issue of the period with attention given to the

Overview


The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present. Each carefully edited booklet centers on a core issue of the period with attention given to the development of key themes. Each thematic booklet offers an introductory contextual essay, a variety of literary perspectives, headnotes and footnotes, along with a variety of visual elements. The first sequence of booklets, edited by Ralph Bauer, spans the colonial period from the arrival of Columbus in the New World through 1820, a time of immense fluidity and dynamic cultural exchange. Bauer is a pioneering scholar who takes a hemispheric approach to the era, looking at the crush of cultures--Spanish, English, Dutch, German, and French. Each of these European powers sent colonial missions across the Atlantic Ocean, and the collision of these cultures with each other and with the Native American population (itself diverse and complicated) was combustive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781428262553
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
05/19/2008
Series:
Wadsworth Themes in American Literature: 1492-1820 Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents


Prince Hall (ca. 1735-1807). To the Honorable Counsel & House of Representatives for the State of Massachusetts Bay in General Court assembled, January 13, 1777. Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820). On the Equality of the Sexes. Phillis Wheatley (ca. 1753-1784). On being brought from A F R I C A to A M E R I CA. On Recollection. A Farewell to America. To Mrs. S. W. To His Excellency George Washington. Letter to Reverend Samson Occum. Jupiter Hammon (1711-ca. 1806). An Address to Miss Phillis Wheatly [sic]. François Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture (ca. 1743-1803). From The Memoir. Simon Bolivar (1783-1830). From The Jamaica Letter. Andres Bello (1781-1865). Agriculture in the Torrid Zone. Jose Maria Heredia (1803-1839). Ode to Niagara. Juan Francisco Manzano (1797-1854). From The Autobiography of a Cuban Slave.

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