By Janet;Sattelmeyer, Robert Gabler-Hover
This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated name offers a different evaluate of the severe interval that spans the early nationwide period during the Civil struggle, and which witnessed the start of a very American literature. The set beneficial properties greater than 250 survey entries. matters comprise: political subject matters (Manifest future, Underground Railroad); rules in context (Transcendentalism); values (Sentimentalism, Mourning); genres (Dime Novels, Oratory); well known leisure (Theatre); publishing (Harper's Monthly, Editors); works of literature and nonfiction ("Hiawatha," "Life within the Iron Mills"); and masses extra. The research of a variety of classics in American literature, seen as cultural and old files, cultivates severe talents in interpreting texts from a variety of views, together with aesthetic, biographical, social, historic, racial and gendered. in addition to its spouse name at the interval overlaying 1870 to 1920, this set offers a entire assessment of a key century in American old and literary experiences.
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American History Through Literature - 1820-1870 by Janet;Sattelmeyer, Robert Gabler-Hover