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American literature -- History and criticism

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View Resource From Revolution to Reconstruction: A WWW Project In Collective Writing: A Hypertext on American History: From the Colonial Period Until Modern Times

"From Revolution to Reconstruction, and What Happened Afterwards" is an ongoing hypertext history of the United States. The backbone of the document is a U.S. Information Agency document called "An Outline of American History." The site is divided into eight chapters covering the colonial period to the Bush administration. Hypertext links are made to literally hundreds of full text documents...

http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/
View Resource Paul P. Reuben, Department of English, California State University Stanislaus

The considerable virtue of this site as a learning resource lies mainly in Reuben's online project entitled PAL: Perspectives in American Literature. This review of American literary history offers primary and secondary bibliographies for the major periods and figures of American Literature. In addition, Reuben gives brief but pointed discussions along with study questions of key concepts and...

http://archive.csustan.edu/english/reuben/home.htm
View Resource The Harlem Renaissance: Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica outlines in detail the Harlem Renaissance, a period of burgeoning African American culture, literature, and music in the early to mid 20th cenutry.

https://www.britannica.com/event/Harlem-Renaissance-American...
View Resource A Literary History of the American West

Sponsored by the Western Literature Association, Texas Christian University Press posts the complete text of A Literary History of the American West -- a 1,300+-page compendium of scholarly articles on the literature of the American West and Midwest. The volume is divided into three sections discussing the encounter with the frontier, the settlement of the West, and the "re-discovery" of the West...

https://books.google.com/books?id=AFfqbTjG7OkC&pg=PA514&lpg=...
View Resource Scribbling Women: Online Resources for Teaching American Women Literature Using Dramatizations Produced by The Public Media Foundation

This fine resource uses radio dramatizations produced by the Public Media Foundation to teach prominent texts by American women writers -- the same writers Nathaniel Hawthorne, fearing for his livelihood, cursed as a "damned mob of scribbling women." Currently, the Website offers dramatizations of three texts: The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman, A Wagner Matinee by Willa Cather, and A Jury...

https://www.scribblingwomen.org/
View Resource American Transcendentalism Web

Maintained by Professor Ann Woodlief at Virginia Commonwealth University, this site was created to serve as a gathering place for information and primary documents about the transcendentalist movement in American literature and philosophy during the 19th century. Along with profiles of some of the main persons associated with the movement, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller, the...

http://transcendentalism-legacy.tamu.edu/
View Resource The Works of Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe was only on this earth for an all-too brief forty years, but he crafted some fine poetry. Some have argued that with the "Murders in the Rue Morgue," he created the first detective story. On this site, visitors will see complete text versions of almost all of Mr. Poe's poems and short stories. Each piece begins by indicating the year of its first publication and the publication in...

http://www.findingresult.com/?dn=pambytes.com&pid=9POR3TG0A
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 Henry James Scholar's Guide to Web Sites

Maintained and created by Richard Hathaway, an educator at the State University of New York at New Paltz, this site is a compendium of links and writings by and about the American writer Henry James. The site begins with a collection of electronic texts of James' works. Some of the more recent additions include short stories that James wrote specifically for The Atlantic Monthly during the 1860s....

http://www2.newpaltz.edu/~hathaway/
View Resource The Paul Bowles Web Site

Composer, distinguished author and translator, and man of belles letters, Paul Bowles passed away in 1999 in Morocco, which was for many years was his primary place of residence. Bowles best-known work is probably his novel The Sheltering Sky, though he also translated Sartre's "Huis Clos" (upon which he bestowed the title "No Exit") and was an accomplished composer of music for the theatre....

http://www.paulbowles.org/
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