Early American Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Material

Early American Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Material: A bibliography of print criticism divided in categories designed to provide teachers and students a starting place for class preparation and research projects complied by Edward J. Gallagher up to 1999. For Recent Publications in the field of Early American studies, please consult: The Society of Early Americanists Page of Recent and Forthcoming Publications and Journals. Thank you.

The Middle Colonies

Ammerman, David L., and Philip D. Morgan. Books About Early America: 2001 Titles. Williamsburg: Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1989.

Bacon, Margaret Hope. Mothers of Feminism: The Story of Quaker Women in America. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986.

---, ed. Wilt Thou Go on My Errand? Three 18th Century Journals of Quaker Women Ministers. Wallingford: Pendle Hill, 1994.

Barbour, Hugh, and J. William Frost. The Quakers. Westport: Greenwood P, 1988.

Blackburn, Roderic H., and Nancy A. Kelley. New World Dutch Studies: Dutch Arts and Culture in Colonial America, 1609-1776. Albany: Albany Institute of History and Art, 1987.

Blackburn, Roderic H., and Ruth Piwonka. Remembrance of Patria: Dutch Arts and Culture in Colonial America, 1609-1776. Albany: Albany Institute of History and Art, 1988.

Bonomi, Patricia U. “The Middle Colonies: Embryo of the New Political Order.” Perspectives on Early American History. Ed. Alden T. Vaughan and George Athan Billias. New York: Harper and Row, 1973. 63-92.

Bruns, Roger, ed. Am I Not a Man and a Brother: The Antislavery Crusade of Revolutionary America, 1688-1788. New York: Chelsea, 1977.

Butler, Jon. Becoming America: The Revolution before 1776. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2000.

Davis, Richard Beale. A Colonial Southern Bookshelf: Reading in the Eighteenth Century. Athens: U Georgia P, 1979.

De Jong, Gerald F. The Dutch in America, 1609-1974. Boston: Twayne, 1975.

Doezema, Linda Pegman. Dutch Americans: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale, 1979.

Drake, Thomas E. Quakers and Slavery in America. New Haven: Yale UP, 1950.

Dunn, Richard S., and Mary Maples Dunn, eds. The World of William Penn. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1986.

Fischer, David Hackett. Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America. New York: Oxford UP, 1989.

Flaherty, David H. Privacy in Colonial New England. Charlottesville: U Virginia P, 1972.

Frost, J. William. “The Origins of the Quaker Crusade against Slavery: A Review of Recent Literature.” Quaker History 67.1 (1978): 42-58.

---. A Perfect Freedom: Religious Liberty in Pennsylvania. New York: Cambridge UP, 1990.

---. The Quaker Family in Colonial America: A Portrait of the Society of Friends. New York: St. Martin’s P, 1973.

---, ed. Quaker Origins of Antislavery. Norwood: Norwood Editions, 1980.

Goodfriend, Joyce D. Before the Melting Pot: Society and Culture in Colonial New York City, 1664-1730. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1992.

---. “The Historiography of the Dutch in Colonial America.” Colonial Dutch Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Ed. Eric Nooter and Patricia U. Bonomi. New York: New York UP, 1988. 6-32.

Greene, Jack P. Pursuits of Happiness: The Social Development of Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of American Culture. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1988.

Jameson, J. Franklin, ed. Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1909.

Kenney, Alice P. Stubborn for Liberty: The Dutch in New York. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 1975.

Lemay, J. A. Leo. Men of Letters in Colonial Maryland. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1972.

Marietta, Jack D. The Reformation of American Quakerism, 1748-1783. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1984.

Morse, Jarvis M. “Colonial Historians of New York.” New York History 23.4 (1942): 395-409. (974.7 N5675n)

Myers, Albert Cook, ed. Narratives of Early Pennsylvania, West New Jersey, and Delaware, 1630-1707. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1912.

Nash, Gary B. Quakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1968.

Oberg, Barbara B., and Harry S. Stout, eds. Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards and the Representation of American Culture. New York: Oxford UP, 1993.

Raesly, Ellis Lawrence. Portrait of New Netherland. New York: Columbia UP, 1945.

Rutman, Anita. “Still Planting the Seeds of Hope: The Recent Literature of the Early Chesapeake Region.” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 95.1 (1987): 3-24.

Schwartz, Sally. “A Mixed Multitude”: The Struggle for Toleration in Colonial Pennsylvania. New York: New York UP, 1987.

Shea, Daniel B. Spiritual Autobiography in Early America. 1968. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1988.

Shi, David E. The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture. New York: Oxford UP, 1985.

Soderlund, Jean R. Quakers & Slavery: A Divided Spirit. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1985.

Tate, Thad W., and David L. Ammerman. The Chesapeake in the Seventeenth Century: Essays on Anglo-American Society. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1979.

Tolles, Frederick B. Meeting House and Counting House: The Quaker Merchants of Colonial Philadelphia, 1682-1763. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1948.

---. Quakers and the Atlantic Culture. New York: Macmillan, 1960.

Van Gastel, Ada. “Ethnic Pluralism in Early American Literature: Incorporating Dutch-American Texts into the Canon.” Early American Literature and Culture. Ed. Kathryn Zabelle Derounian- Stodola. Newark: U of Delaware P, 1992. 109-21.

Van Gelder, Roelef. “ ‘A richly blessed land where milk and honey flow’: New Netherland Seen by Dutch Eyes.” The Birth of New York: Nieuw Amsterdam 1624-1664. New York: New-York Historical Society, 1982. 26-39.

Weslager, C. A. The Swedes and Dutch at New Castle. Wilmington: Middle Atlantic P, 1987.

Zuckerman, Michael. “Introduction: Puritans, Cavaliers, and the Motley Middle.” Friends and Neighbors: Group Life in America’s First Plural Society. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 1982. 3-25.