The Wadsworth Themes American Literature Series, 1492-1820 Theme 4: Contested Nations in the Early Americas / Edition 1by Jay Parini, Ralph Bauer
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
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.
- Cengage Learning
- Publication date:
- Wadsworth Themes in American Literature: 1492-1820 Ser.
- Edition description:
- New Edition
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- 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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