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The Cambridge Introduction to Early American Literature (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

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The Cambridge Introduction to Early American Literature 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. Emory Elliott traces the impact of race, gender, and ethnic conflict on early American culture, and explores the centrality of American Puritanism in the formation of a distinctively American literature. Elliott provides an overview of the oral and written literature of the Europeans who explored, settled and colonised the North American continent. He goes on to focus on the New England Puritans and demonstrates the lasting impact of their thought and writing on early American literature. Elliott traces the evolution of forms and genres that have come to be seen as quintessentially American. This highly engaging and comprehensive study will be essential reading for students of the literature, history and culture of early America.

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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:

A literary history of American writing between 1492 and 1820.

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:
9780521817172
Author:
Elliott, Emory
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
American
Subject:
American literature--Colonial period, ca. 160
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
United States Intellectual life 1783-1865.
Subject:
United States Intellectual life.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Literature
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.62 in. 1.05 lbs.

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"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 , A literary history of American writing between 1492 and 1820.
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