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.

Multicultural Studies in General

Alberti, John, ed. The Canon in the Classroom: The Pedagogical Implications of Canon Revision in American Literature. New York: Garland, 1995.

Burnard, Trevor. “Ethnicity in Colonial Historiography: A New Organising Principle?” Australasian Journal of American Studies 11.1 (1992): 1-14.

Calderon, Hector, and Jose David Saldivar, eds. Criticism in the Borderlands: Studies in Chicano Literature, Culture, and Ideology. Durham: Duke UP, 1991.

Ch’maj, Betty E. M., ed. Multicultural America: A Resource Book for Teachers of Humanities and American Studies. Lanham: UP of America, 1993.

Countryman, Edward. Americans: A Collision of Histories. New York: Hill and Wang, 1996.

Dinnerstein, Leonard, Roger L. Nichols, and David M. Reimers. Natives and Strangers: Ethnic Groups and the Building of America. 1979. New York: Oxford UP, 1996.

Fitz, Earl E. Rediscovering the New World: Inter-American Literature in a Comparative Context. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1991.

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. Loose Canons: Notes on the Culture Wars. New York: Oxford UP, 1992.

Gleason, Philip. “Confusion Confounded: The Melting Pot in the 1960s and 1970s.” Ethnicity 6.1 (1979): 10-20.

---. “The Melting Pot: Symbol of Fusion or Confusion?” American Quarterly 16.1 (1964): 20- 46.

Godbeer, Richard. “‘The Cry of Sodom’: Discourse, Intercourse, and Desire in Colonial New England.” William and Mary Quarterly 52.2 (1995): 259-86.

Goldberg, Jonathan. Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1992.

Hollinger, David A. PostEthnic America: Beyond Multiculturalism. New York: Basic Books, 1995.

Jay, Gregory S. “The End of ‘American’ Literature: Toward a Multicultural Practice.” College English 53.3 (1991): 264-81.

Katz, Jonathan Ned. Gay American History: Lesbians & Gay Men in the U.S.A: A Documentary History. New York: Meridian, 1992.

---. Gay/Lesbian Almanac: A New Documentary. New York: Harper & Row, 1983.

Kolodny, Annette. "Letting Go Our Grand Obsessions: Notes Toward a New Literary History of the American Frontiers.” American Literature 64.1 (1992): 1-18.

Krupat, Arnold. The Voice in the Margin: Native American Literature and the Canon. Berkeley: U of California P, 1989.

Lauter, Paul. Canons and Contexts. New York: Oxford UP, 1991.

Lovett-Graff, Bennett. “Culture Wars II: A Review Essay.” Modern Language Studies 25.3 (1995): 99-124.

Mulford, Carla. “Recovering the Colonial, Beginning Again: Toward Multiculturalism in the Teaching of Early American Studies.” The Heath Anthology of American Literature Newsletter No. 11 (Spring 1994): 2-8.

Nash, Gary B. Red, White, and Black: The Peoples of Early America. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1974.

Nelson, Dana D. The Word in Black and White: Reading “Race” in American Literature, 1638-1867. New York: Oxford UP, 1992.

Parker, Hershel. “The Price of Diversity: An Ambivalent Minority Report on the American Canon.” College Literature 18.3 (1991): 15-29.

Porter, Carolyn. “What We Know That We Don’t Know: Remapping American Literary Studies.” American Literary History 6.3 (1994): 467-526.

Reising, Russell J. The Unusable Past: Theory and the Study of American Literature. New York: Methuen, 1986.

Roscoe, Will, ed. Living the Spirit: A Gay American Indian Anthology. New York: St. Martin’s P, 1988.

Ruoff, A. LaVonne Brown, and Jerry W. Ward, Jr., eds. Redefining American Literary History. New York: Modern Language Association, 1990.

Saldivar, Jose David. The Dialectics of Our America: Genealogy, Cultural Critique, and Literary History. Durham: Duke UP, 1991.

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. The Disuniting of America. New York: Norton, 1992.

Shuffelton, Frank, ed. A Mixed Race: Ethnicity in Early America. New York: Oxford UP, 1993.

Sollors, Werner. Beyond Ethnicity: Consent and Descent in American Culture. New York: Oxford UP, 1986.

Takaki, Ronald. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America. Boston: Little, Brown, 1993.

Thernstrom, Stephan, ed. Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1980.

Trexler, Richard C. Sex and Conquest: Gendered Violence, Political Order, and the European Conquest of the Americas. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1995.

Warner, Michael. “New England Sodom.” American Literature 64.1 (1992): 19-47.

Wiget, Andrew. “Reading Against the Grain: Origin Stories and American Literary History.” American Literary History 3.2 (1991): 209-31.

Williams, Walter L. The Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture. Boston: Beacon P, 1986.