Harper American Literature

ISBN-10: 0321012690
ISBN-13: 9780321012692
Edition: 3rd 1999 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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List price: $146.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/17/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 3000
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 4.444
Language: English

Beginning with Native American and pre-colonial narratives, and with an emphasis on whole works, this edition offers a full range of authors and selections representative of America's diverse literary traditions. Over 100 selections are new to this edition. Cultural Portfolios-together with thoroughly revised period introductions-provide students with historical background and cultural depth that give a richness and range to the study of American literature.

Robert Atwan is the series editor of The Best American Essays. He recently edited Divine Inspiration, a volume of world poetry on the Gospels.

Justin Kaplan was born in Manhattan, New York on September 5, 1925. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Harvard University, followed by graduate work in the field there, but he left before earning a doctorate to work as a freelance writer and book editor. His first book, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1967 and a National Book Award. His other works include Lincoln Steffens: A Biography, When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age, and Walt Whitman: A Life, which won a National Book Award. He also wrote books with his wife Anne Bernays including The Language of Names and Back Then: Two Lives in 1950s New York. He was the editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. He died from complications of Parkinson's disease on March 2, 2014 at the age of 88.

The Literature of the New World
Introduction
The Discoveries of America
Native American Literature: First Encounters
How the New World Became America
A Literature of Experience
America and the Pastoral Ideal
Survival and Rebirth
Toward a Pluralistic Culture
Native American Narratives
A Bering Strait Eskimo Creation Account
The Time When There Were No People on the Earth Plain
Seneca Account
The Story Telling Stone
Cultural Portfolio<58> The European Conquest of America
The Saga of the Greenlanders, Anonymous
Michele de Cuneo's Letter on Columbus's Second Voyage
Broken Spears<58> The Aztec Account of Conquest of Mexico, Anonymous. @Maheads = The Conquest of New Spain
The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel, Anonymous
The Conquest of New Spain
Letter to the King
The Narrative of the Expedition of Coronado
A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia
The Journal of the First Voyage, October 12, 1492
Michele de Cuneo's Letter on the Second Voyage, October 28, 1495
Columbus's Letter to the Sovereigns on the Third Voyage, October 18, 1498
The Narrative of Nu?
Letter to Captain John Smith
The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles, Book III, Chapter II <91>Captain Smith's Captivity<93>
From a Description of New England <91>Growing Rich in the New World<93>
The Literature of Colonial America
Introduction
A "Citty upon a Hill<58>" - New England
The Religious Background
The Voyage; The Landfall
Puritan Beliefs
Puritan Literature
Native Americans
Government Obedience Women
A "Vale of Plenty" - The South
Southern Intellectual Life
Toward the Revolution<58> the 18th Century
The Enlightenment
Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awakening
Settlers and Skirmishes
Of Plymouth Plantation
Related Voices
The Life of William Bradford, Esq
A Model of Christian Charity
The Prologue
The Author to Her Book
Before the Birth of One of Her Children
To My Dear and Loving Husband
In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet
Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House
To My Dear Children
Cultural Portfolio<58> The Witchcraft Trials
Witch Hunting & Witch Trial
Magnelia Christi Americana
The Diary of Samuel Sewall
Anne Hutchinson's Trial
From The Antinomian Controversy
From John Winthrop's Journal
A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of
Related Voices
Hanna Dustan's Narrative, Cotton Mather. @Aheads = Cultural Portfolio<58> The Ways of the Native Americans
Book III<58> Of the Indians, Their Religion, Laws, and Customs, in War and Peace
A Key Into the Language

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