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The Cambridge History of American Literature Volume 1, 1590-1820

The Cambridge History of American Literature Volume 1, 1590-1820

Author: Sacvan Bercovitch
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Series: The Cambridge History of American Literature
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Volume I of The Cambridge History of American Literature was originally published in 1997, and covers the colonial and early national periods and discusses the work of a diverse assemblage of authors, from Renaissance explorers and Puritan theocrats to Revolutionary pamphleteers and poets and novelists of the new republic. Addressing those characteristics that render the texts distinctively American while placing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sacvan Bercovitch
ISBN: 9781139054690 1139054694 9780521301053 052130105X 9780521585712 0521585716
OCLC Number: 935180500
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Jan 2016).
Description: Online-Ressource (846 Seiten)
Contents: The Literature of Colonization ; The Papers of Empire Myra Jehlen The Natural Inhabitants Myra Jehlen Three Writers of Early America Myra Jehlen The Dispute of the New World Myra Jehlen Traveling in America Myra Jehlen The Final Voyage Myra Jehlen New England Puritan Literature ; The Language of Salem Witchcraft Emory Elliott The Dream of a Christian Utopia Emory Elliott Personal Narrative and History Emory Elliott The Jeremiad Emory Elliott Reason and Revivalism Emory Elliott No heading found ; British-American Belles Lettres David S. Shields The American Enlightenment, 1750-1820 ; Finding the Revolution Robert A. Ferguson What is Enlightenment? Some American Answers Robert A. Ferguson Religious Voices Robert A. Ferguson Writing the Revolution Robert A. Ferguson The Literature of Public Documents Robert A. Ferguson The Limits of Enlightenment Robert A. Ferguson The Literature of the Revolutionary and Early National Periods ; Letters of the Early Republic Michael T. Gilmore Magazines, Criticism, and Essays Michael T. Gilmore The Drama Michael T. Gilmore Poetry Michael T. Gilmore The Novel Michael T. Gilmore Charles Brockden Brown Michael T. Gilmore Washington Irving Michael T. Gilmore James Fenimore Cooper Michael T. Gilmore Chronology Cyrus R.K. Patell.
Series Title: The Cambridge History of American Literature
Responsibility: edited by Sacvan Bercovitch.


This 1997 volume addresses the spectrum of new and established directions in American writing. An interdisciplinary distillation of American literary history, it weds the voice of traditional  Read more...


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