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Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1: Colonial through Romantic

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Represents the American literary works most respected by modern scholars.Volume I covers Christopher Columbus through Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. This book also emphasizes the contributions to the American literary canon made by women and minority authors. Extensive explanatory headnotes and footnotes link the works and authors of a period and provide readers with ad ...more
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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