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Presenting a literary history of American writing (from 1492 to 1820) and a concise social and cultural history, Emory Elliott traces the impact of race, gender, and ethnic conflict on early American culture. He explores the centrality of American Puritanism in the formation of a distinctively American literature. This highly comprehensive study is essential reading for students of the literature, history and culture of early America.

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A literary history of American writing between 1492 and 1820.

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Elliott offers students a literary history of American writing in English between 1492 and 1820, as well as providing a concise social and cultural history of these three centuries. This highly engaging and comprehensive study will be essential reading for students of the literature, history and culture of early America.

Synopsis:

Presenting a literary history of American writing (from 1492 to 1820) and a concise social and cultural history, Emory Elliott traces the impact of race, gender, and ethnic conflict on early American culture. He explores the centrality of American Puritanism in the formation of a distinctively American literature. This highly comprehensive study is essential reading for students of the literature, history and culture of early America.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-186) and index.

About the Author

Emory Elliott is University Professor of the University of California, Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California at Riverside, and Director of the Center for Ideas and Society.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Preface; 1. Brave New World; 2. The language of Salem Witchcraft; 3. The dream of a Christian utopia; 4. Personal narrative and history; 5. Poetry; 6. The Jeremiad; 7. Reason and revivalism; 8. Toward the formation of a United States; Afterword; Bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521520416
Author:
Elliott, Emory
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Emory, Elliott
Location:
Cambridge, U.K.
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
United States Intellectual life 1783-1865.
Subject:
United States Intellectual life.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Literature
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.64x6.04x.52 in. .73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A literary history of American writing between 1492 and 1820.
"Synopsis" by , Elliott offers students a literary history of American writing in English between 1492 and 1820, as well as providing a concise social and cultural history of these three centuries. This highly engaging and comprehensive study will be essential reading for students of the literature, history and culture of early America.
"Synopsis" by , Presenting a literary history of American writing (from 1492 to 1820) and a concise social and cultural history, Emory Elliott traces the impact of race, gender, and ethnic conflict on early American culture. He explores the centrality of American Puritanism in the formation of a distinctively American literature. This highly comprehensive study is essential reading for students of the literature, history and culture of early America.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-186) and index.
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