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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 

The Quakers: A Brief History (Religious Society of Friends) 

American Literature Lessons — Nineteenth Century

Langston Hughes and His Poetry

Relevant InfoGuides

African American Literature: 

English 330 American Literature:

English 380 Early American Women Writers:

English 380 The American Novel

English 380 Deconstructing the American South

English 380 Twentieth-Century American Poetry

English 380 American Short Fiction

English 380: Multicultural American Literature— Other Voices & Stories

Online Research in Special Collections