Some of the Books
on American Literature and Culture Available at the D'Alzon Library
will find a list of books that you can consult in the process of doing research
on topics related to American literature and culture. This list is by no means
complete: I expect that you will find many resources in the D'Alzon library
that you can use to pursue your investigations of your topic. However, here
are some works you may find useful.
books preceded by an asterisk are works that I have ordered or will order
for the D’Alzon library. All of the
other items listed below are already in our collections.
Literary History and Criticism
Literary Scholarship. Durham,
N.C.: Duke University Press. Annual,
Luis Borges in collaboration with Esther Zemborain de Torres. An Introduction
to American Literature. Translated & edited by L. Clark Keating &
Robert O. Evans. Lexington: University
Press of Kentucky, 1971.
K. Bush, American Declarations: Rebellion and Repentance in American Cultural
History. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1999.
of Literary Biography. Detroit: Gale Research Company.
D. Hart , The Oxford Companion To American Literature, with revisions
and additions by Phillip W. Leininger. 6th
ed. New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
D. Hall. Cultures of Print: Essays in the History of the Book. Amherst:
University of Massachusetts Press, 1996.
Heritage of America. Edited by Henry Steele Commanger and Allan Nevis.
Boston: D.C. Heath, 1949.
of American Literature.
Edited by Charles Feidelson, Jr. and Paul Brodtkorb, Jr. New York : Oxford University Press, 1959.
Mumford Jones, Belief and Disbelief in American Literature. Chicago:
University of Chicago Pres, 1967.
Mumford Jones and Richard M. Ludwig. Guide To American Literature And Its
Backgrounds Since 1890. Cambridge, Mass.:
Harvard University Press, 1972.
Mumford Jones, Ideas in America. New York: Russell & Russell, 1965.
H. Lawrence. Studies in Classic American Literature.
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1930.
History of the United States. Edited by Robert E. Spiller. Third ed.. New York: Macmillan, 1963.
Lynn. Visions of America: Eleven Literary Historical.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1973.
Matthews. An Introduction to the Study of American Literature.
New York: American Book Company, 1896.
Louis Parrington. Main Currents in American Thought. New York : Harcourt,
Penguin Companion To American Literature. Edited by Malcolm Bradbury, Eric Mottram and Jean Franco. New York: McGraw-Hill,
America: Literature and Social History. Edited by Cathy N. Davidson. Baltimore:
John Hopkins Univesity Press, 19898.
Ernest Spiller. Late Harvest: Essays
and Addresses in American Literature. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press,
American Indian Reader. Edited by Jeannette Henry. San Francisco: Indian Historian Press, 1972.
Baym. Feminism and American Literary History: Essays.
New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1992.
Literature: An Illustrated History. Edited by Peter Hunt. Oxford: New York, Oxford University Press,
Lobo. Native American Voices: A Reader. New York: Longman, 1998.
Norton Anthology of African American Literature. Edited by Henry Louis Gates,
Jr. and Nellie Y. McKay. New York:
W.W. Norton & Co., 1996.
Oxford Companion to Women’s Writing in the United States. Edited by Cathy N. Davidson, Linda Wagner-Martin
and Elizabeth Ammons. London: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Penguin Companion to American Literature. Edited by Malcolm Bradbury,
Eric Mottram and Jean Franco. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971.
Portable North American Indian Reader.
Edited by Frederick W. Turner III. New
York: Viking Press, 1974.
Narratives. Edited by William L. Andrews and Henry Louis
Gates, Jr. New York: Library of America,
on Red: Images of the American Indian.
Edited by Nancy B. Black and Bette S. Weidman,. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat
American Literary History.
Edited by Sacvan Bercovitch. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1986.
and Early National Period:
Bercovitch. The American Jeremiad. Madison:
University of Wisconsin Press, 1978.
Bercovitch. The American Puritan Imagination; Essays in Revaluation.
London: Cambridge University Press, 1974.
Bercovitch. The Puritan Origins of the American Self. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1975.
Davidson. Revolution and the Word. New York: Oxford University Press,
MacVicar Grant. Memoirs Of An American
Lady, With Sketches Of Manners And Scenes In America As They Existed Previous
To The Revolution. With Unpublished Letters And A Memoir Of Mrs. Grant
by James Grant Wilson. Freeport, N.Y.:
Books for Libraries Press, 1972.
Hall. Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment: Popular Religious Belief in Early
New England. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990.
Mumford Jones. O Strange New World; American Culture: The Formative Years. New York: Viking Press, 1964.
Lepore. The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the
Origins of American Identity. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press,
Writers of Early American Literature.
Edited by Everett Emerson. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1973.
Miller. Errand into the Wilderness. New York:
Harper & Row, 1964.
Roots Of National Culture: American Literature To 1830. Edited by Robert E. Spiller and Harold Blodgett. New York : Macmillan, 1949.
Vaughan. Roots of American Racism: Essays on the Colonial
Experience. New York: Oxford University
Westerkamp, Women and Religion in Early America, 1600-1550: The Puritan
and Evangelical Traditions. London: Routledge, 1999.
Century American Literature and Culture
Realists and Naturalists.
Edited by Donald Pizer and Earl N. Harbert. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research
American Renaissance in New England. Edited by Wesley T. Mott. Detroit: Gale Group, 2000.
Thought: Civil War to World War I. Edited by Perry Miller. New York: Rinehart, 1954.
Bardes and Suzanne Gossett. Declarations
of Independence: Women and Political Power in Nineteenth-Century American
Fiction. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.
Baym. Woman’s Fiction: A Guide to Novels By and
About Women in America, 1820-1870. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press,
Davitt Bell. The Problem Of American Realism: Studies In The Cultural History
Of A Literary Idea. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.
H. Brodhead. Cultures of Letters:
Scenes of Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America. Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Caspar. Constructing American Lives: Biography and Culture in Nineteenth-Century
America. University of North Carolina Press, 1999.
Volney Chase. Walt Whitman Reconsidered. New York: William Sloane Associates,
Culture of Sentiment: Race, Gender, and Sentimentality in Nineteenth-Century
America. Edited by Shirley Samuels. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Frontier Experience: Readings in the Trans-Mississippi West. Edited
by Robert V. Hine and Edwin R. Bingham. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing
M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar The Madwoman In The Attic : The Woman Writer
And The Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination. New Haven: Yale University
Men and Painted Women: A Study of Middle-Class Culture in America, 1830-1870. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982.
Power of Culture: Critical Essays in American History. Edited by Richard Wightman Fox. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.
of American Literature: Franklin,
Irving, Bryant, Webster, Everett, Longfellow, Hawthorne, Whittier, Emerson,
Holmes, Lowell, Thoreau, O’Rielly: with Biographical Sketches and Portraits. Boston:
Houglin, Mifflin and Company, 1891.
Literature in Nineteenth-Century America. Edited by Kenneth M. Price and
Susan Belasco Smith. University Press of Virginia, 1995.
Miller. Nature’s Nation. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University,
Miller. The American Transcendentalists, Their Prose and Poetry. Garden City, NY.: Doubleday, 1957.
Newton. Learning to Behave. Greenwood Publishing, 1994.
Winfield Parks, Ante-bellum Southern Literary Critics.
Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1962
Profession of Authorship in America, 1800-1870. The Papers of William Charvat. Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli.
Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1968.
Nash Smith, Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth. Cambridge:
Harvard University Press, 1971 reprint of 1950 work.
City of Women: Sex and Class
in New York, 1789-1860. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1987.
Beecher Stowe. A Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts
and Documents Upon Which the Story is Based. Reprinted by Applewood Books,
Transcendentalists: An Anthology. Edited
by Perry Miller. Cambridge: Harvard
University Press, 1971. c. 1954.
Wills, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
Century American Literature and Culture:
the Genteel Tradition: American Writers, 1910-1930. Edited by Malcolm Cowley. Caronbdale:
Southern Illinois University Press, 1964.
American Novel And The Nineteen Twenties.
Edited by Malcolm Bradbury and David Palmer. London: E. Arnold, 1971.
Baldwin. Collected Essays. New
York: Library of America, 1998.
Baldwin. Nobody Knows My Name; More Notes of a Native
Son. New York, Dial Press, 1961.
American Poets and Dramatists of the Harlem Renaissance. Edited
by Harold Bloom. (New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1995.
Cowley. A Second Flowering: Works and Days of the Lost Generation.
New York: Viking Press, 1973.
Gossett. Violence in Recent Southern Fiction. Durham,
N.C.: Duke University Press, 1965.
E. Rodgers. The Harlem Renaissance: An Annotated Reference Guide for Student
Research. Libraries Unlimited, 1998.
Harlem Renaissance, 1920-1940.
Edited by Cary D. Wintz. New York: Garland Publishing, 1996.
Krieger. The Classic Vision: The Retreat from Extremity
in Modern Literature. Baltimore: John Hopkins Press, 1995.
Shelley Rubin. The Making of Middle-Brow Culture. Chapel Hill: University
of North Carolina Press, 1992.
Ruland. The Rediscovery of American Literature: Premises of Critical Taste,
1900-1940. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1967.
American Authors: A Survey of Research and Criticism.
Edited by Jackson R. Ryer. Durham,
N.C.: Duke University Press, 1974.
Regeneration through Violence. Cambridge: Harvard University
American Writing in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Harvard
University Press, 1965.
Steven C. Tracy.
Langston Hughes & the Blues. Urbana: University of Illinois
the Harlem Renaissance. Edited by Nathan Irvin Huggins. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1994.