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AMERICAN LITERATURE-- SELECTED RESOURCES 
 

Keeley Library   Revised November 10, 2000

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    BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT AMERICAN LITERATURE

    in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:  World Book, 2001 
    Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.1
     inEncyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
    Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v.1
    Marshall, Donald G. "American Literature". v.1 Pearson, Norman Holmes. "American Literature".v. 1

    AMERICAN LITERATURE- -BROWSING GUIDE 810's
    See our guide, Finding Your Way in the Library, and our Library Floor Plan to locate books and other materials. on the shelves.

    810's     American Literature
    811's     American Poetry in English
    812's     American Drama in English
    813's     American Fiction in English
    814's     American Essays in English
    815's     American Speeches in English
    816's     American Letters in English
    817's     American Humor and Satire in English
    818's     American  Miscellaneous Writings

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    American literature
    American diaries 
    American drama
    American essays
    American fiction 
    American letters 
    American poetry
    Beat generation 
    Harlem Renaissance
    American prose literature
    American wit and humor
    Children's literature, American
    Children's writings, American 
    Christian literature, American 
    College readers 
    American literature--Humor
    Love poetry, American 
    Afro-American authors 
    Dialect literature, American
    Epic literature, American
    Erotic literature, American
    Fantasy literature, American
    Folk literature, American 
    Gays' writings, American 
    Slaves' writings, American 
    American literature--1783-1850 
    American literature--19th century
    American literature--20th century 
    American literature--Anecdotes
    American literature--Chronology 
    American literature--New England 
    American literature--Women authors 
    American literature--Indian authors 
    American literature--Afro-American authors
    American literature--Bibliography 
    American literature--Dictionaries 

    AMERICAN LITERATURE-- SELECTED AUDIO VISUALS

    The American experience in literature--the Romantic Age.
    America's golden age
    America's humor, 1647-1900 [filmstrip
    FILMSTRIP   810.9003 A512
    FILMSTRIP810.8003 A512
    FILMSTRIP 817 A512

    AMERICAN LITERATURE-- SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS
    The call  number for each will bring you to the general area for that subject.

    Anthology of American literature Ref.  810.8 M167
    American Writers Ref. 810.9 A512
    Masterplots II : American  Fiction series Ref. 809.3 M423
    Representative American Speeches Ref. 815.508 R425
    Literature Criticism from 1400-1800
    Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism
    Contemporary Literary Criticism
    Twentieth Century Literary Criticism
    Shakespearean Criticism
    Ref. 809.03 L776
    Ref. 809. 034 N714
    Ref. 809.04 C761
    Ref. 809.04 T971
    Ref. 822.33 ES527
    The Oxford book of American verse Ref.  811.008 O98
    The New Oxford book of American verse Ref.  811.008 O98 1976
    Our holidays in poetry Ref.  808.81933 H311 
    The heritage of America Ref.  973 H548 1949

    SELECTED BOOKS IN THE CIRCULATING COLLECTION

    The Nobel prize treasury. 808.8 N7445
    Literature of the American Indian 897 S215
    The confident years: 1885-1915. 810.9004 B873
    The flowering of New England, 1815-1865 810.9003 B873 1936
    The world of Washington Irving 810.9002 B873
    New England: Indian summer, 1865-1915 810.9004 B873N
    Frontier: American literature and the American West, 810.93278 F994
    The American tradition in literature, 810.8 A512 1967
    Essays in modern American literature 810.9 E78
    The growing years of American literature. 810.8 G884
    Literature in America 810.8 S587
    American short novels.  813.008 A512
    Realism and romanticism in fiction; an approach to the novel  809.3 R288
    A book of Americans, by Rosemary and Stephen Vincent Benet 811.52 B4648BO
    Visions of America, by the poets of our time 811.5408 K45V
    Literary opinion in America:  801.950973 L776 1962
    A subtreasury of American humor 817.008 S941
    American literary essays.  814.008 A512
    Adventures in American literature 810.8 A244
    Best plays of the early American theatre 812.008 G253
    Twenty best plays of the modern American theatre 812.5208 G253
    American drama.  812.008 A512
    Best plays of the early American theatre; from the beginning to  1916. 812.008 G253
    JACKDAWS:
    Most  are about history topics, but these these document facsimiles might be useful when studying about the background to literature. See the World History Jackdaws and American History Jackdaws  links for a list of our Jackdaws topics.

    PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

    SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
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    WEB SITES
    Classified Web Resources Used for the Topic Guide Web LInks

    Paul P. Reuben Website: American Literature
    American Transcendental Web The United States: The Nineteenth Century: Literatur
    American Slave Narratives Children's Literature and Language Arts Resources
    The American 1950s Paul P Reuben Website-American Authors
    An Outline of American Literature Digital Schomburg African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
    Science Fiction Resource Guide Early American Literature 1600-1900, Resources for K-12
    Writing Black Fire and Ice:  Puritan and Reformed Writings
    The Harlem Renaissance Voice of the Shuttle: English Literature: Contemporary American
    New England Transcendentalism Psychedelic '60s: Literary Tradition and Social Change
    Film Criticism and American Literature The American Renaissance and Transcendentalism
    The Frontier in American Literature American Women Writers Modernism and Mythology
    The Transcendentalists Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture; a Multi-Media Archive
    The Gothic and American Literature Voice of the Shuttle: English Literature: American
    A Digitized Library of Southern Literature:  Beginnings to 1920
    American Literary History & Theory Civil War Women - On-line Archival Exhibits at Duke University
    . Local Color: Regional Writing in the United States 1870-1910

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