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American Literature in Special Collections: Library Resources

An overview highlighting 19th, 20th, and 21st American literature and poetry held in Pepperdine's Special Collections. Compilation includes first editions and copies with inscriptions from writers.

Videos & Other Resources

AbeBooks Explains how to Identify a First Edition Book https://youtu.be/NH78BbyfBvs 

The Quakers: A Brief History (Religious Society of Friends) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI_iE9Je4TI 


American Literature Lessons — Nineteenth Century https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qid60JXYb6U

Langston Hughes and His Poetry https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-3352

Relevant InfoGuides

African American Literature:  https://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/ENG380Carr 

English 330 American Literature: https://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/ENG330MDitmore


English 380 Early American Women Writers: https://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/Early_American_Women_Writers


English 380 The American Novel https://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/AmericanNovel


English 380 Deconstructing the American South https://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/AmericanNovel


English 380 Twentieth-Century American Poetry https://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/AmericanNovel


English 380 American Short Fiction https://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/ENG380ShortStory


English 380: Multicultural American Literature— Other Voices & Stories https://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/c.php?g=959104


Online Research in Special Collections https://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/c.php?g=1018866&p=7379853