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An anthology of American literature, this volume covers Christopher Columbus through to Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. It emphasizes the contributions to the American literary canon made by women and ethnic minorities and there is an expanded presentation of Native American literature.
Paperback, Sixth Edition, 2213 pages
Published December 12th 1991 by Prentice Hall (first published 1974)
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This American Literature anthology encompasses the Colonial to Romantic periods of American literature. Although the anthology starts out on a European note with Columbus' "Letter Describing His First Voyage" and fails to start the volume of American culture and writings prior to European discovery of the Americas, the volume does at least provide some American Indian myths and writings throughout the anthology. There are also female voices included (An
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