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ENG 380 Rebels and Upstarts: Outsiders in Early American Literature: Other Resources
The Society furthers the exchange of ideas and information among scholars of various disciplines who study the literature and culture of America to approximately 1800. See the list of Electronic Resources located under the heading, Teaching Early American Topics
Information about the lives and history of the Pilgrim Forefathers, the Plymouth Colony, and their ship the Mayflower. Home of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Society consists of descendants of the Pilgrims, the 102 English passengers who came to New England from Holland and England aboard the ship Mayflower in 1620.
The purpose of all the American literature pages is to provide useful, interesting, advertising-free information on the subject and to provide links to the best information available for American literature from the earliest days through the 1920s.
Organized into ten chapters on the major literary and historical perspectives, cycles, or movements in American literature; each chapter has an Introduction, a Selected Bibliography, and a list of representative authors.
"Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing." Arranged chronologically, and includes an index to the chapters in each volume, as well as an index to the bibliographies in each chapter.
Provides online access to the full text of literary reference works, including encyclopedias, thesauri, quotation collections, and language usage guides. Additional links provide access to poetry anthologies and selected works of fiction and non-fiction.