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A New literary history of America

Author: Greil Marcus; Werner Sollors
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009
Series: Harvard University Press reference library
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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America is a nation making itself up as it goes along. From the first conception of a New World in the sixteenth century to the latest re-envisioning of that world in cartoons, television, science fiction, and hip hop, this book gives us a fresh, kaleidoscopic view of what 'Made in America' means
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greil Marcus; Werner Sollors
ISBN: 9780674035942 0674035941
OCLC Number: 488976569
Description: xxvii, 1128 s. : ill.
Contents: 1507, the name "America" appears on a map / Toby Lester. 1521 Mexico in America / Kirsten Silva Gruesz . 1536, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca / Ilan Stavans . 1585, "Counterfeited according to the truth" / Michael Gaudio. 1607, Fear and love in the Virginia colony / Adam Goodheart. 1630, A city upon a hill / Elizabeth Winthrop. A nearer neighbor to the Indians / Ted Widmer. 1666, Anne Bradstreet / Wai Chee Dimock. 1670, The American jeremiad / Emory Elliott ; The stamp of God's image / Jason D. LaFountain. 1673, The Jesuit relations / Laurent Dubois. 1683, Francis Daniel Pastorius / Alfred L. Brophy. 1692, The Salem witchcraft trials / Susan Castillo. 1693, Edward Taylor / Werner Sollors. 1700, Samuel Sewall's "The selling of Joseph" / David Blight. 1722, Benjamin Franklin, the Silence Dogood letters / Joyce E. Chaplin. 1740, The Great Awakening / Joanne Van Der Woude. Late 1740s, Two national anthems / John Picker. 1765, Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crevecoeur / Leo Damrosch. 1773, Phillis Wheatley / Rafia Zafar. 1776, The Declaration of Independence / Frank Kelleter. 1784, Charles Willson Peale / Michael Leja. 1787, James Madison's "Notes of the debates in the federal convention" / Mitchell Meltzer. 1787-90, John Adams's "Discourses on Davila" / John Diggins. 1791, Philip Freneau and "The National Gazette" / Jeffrey L. Pasley. 1796, Washington's farewell address / Francois Furstenberg. 1798, Mary Rowlandson and the Alien and Sedition Acts / Nancy Armstrong. 1798, American Gothic / Marc Amfreville
Series Title: Harvard University Press reference library
Responsibility: ed. by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors

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In snapshots of a few thousand words each, the entries in A New Literary History put on display the exploring, tinkering and risk-taking that have contributed to the invention of America...A New Read more...

 
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