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American literature -- 19th century

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View Resource The James Fenimore Cooper Society

This Website is devoted to "encouraging the enjoyment of Cooper's 32 novels, appreciation of his ideas, and providing useful information to students, scholars, and readers." And the site does not disappoint, standing as one of the most comprehensive single-author Websites we've seen. It provides copious text by and about Cooper, including online copies of little-known Cooper texts -- mostly...

https://jfcoopersociety.org/
View Resource Street & Smith's Preservation Access Project

For thousands of Americans throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, dime novels and pulp magazines were their first experiences with the emerging world of mass-produced material culture. One such purveyor was the Street & Smith publishing house, which began in 1855 and published a wide variety of popular literature (such as homemaking magazines, comics, and dime novels) for over 100 years....

https://library.syr.edu/
View Resource Horatio Alger Jr. Resources

For thousands of Americans throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, dime novels and pulp magazines were their first experiences with the emerging world of mass-produced material culture. One such purveyor was the Street & Smith publishing house, which began in 1855 and published a wide variety of popular literature (such as homemaking magazines, comics, and dime novels) for over 100 years....

https://washburn.edu/sobu/broach/algerres.html
View Resource Forgotten Chapters of Boston's Literary History

People may know about Longfellow and Poe, but do they know about the ongoing literary feud between these two sons of New England? They will after perusing this marvelous digital exhibit from the Boston Public Library and the Massachusetts Historical Society, which explores some of the "forgotten chapters" of the Hub's literary history. Designed to complement an in situ exhibit, this collection...

http://www.bostonliteraryhistory.com/index.html
View Resource Edgar Allan Poe Museum

Edgar Allan Poe, who was born in 1809 and died in 1849, published work for only two decades, but his influence on literature was profound. In addition to being toted as America's first great literary critic, he is often credited with inventing the detective story, pioneering science fiction, and mastering the psychological horror story. The Poe Museum's excellent website is abundant with resources...

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https://www.poemuseum.org/index