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.

Native American Studies

Allen, Paula Gunn. The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions. Boston: Beacon P, 1986.

---, ed. Studies in American Indian Literature: Critical Essays and Course Designs. New York: Modern Language Association, 1983

Axtell, James. After Columbus: Essays in the Ethnohistory of Colonial North America. New York: Oxford UP, 1988.

---. The European and the Indian: Essays in the Ethnohistory of Colonial North America. New York: Oxford UP, 1981.

---. The Invasion Within: The Contest of Cultures in Colonial North America. New York: Oxford UP, 1985.

Beck, Peggy V., Anna Lee Walters, and Nia Francisco, eds. The Sacred: Ways of Knowledge, Sources of Life. 1977. Tsaile: Navajo Community College P, 1995.

Berkhofer, Robert F. The White Man’s Indian: Images of the American Indian from Columbus to the Present. New York: Vintage, 1979.

Boone, Elizabeth Hill. The Aztec World. Washington: Smithsonian, 1994.

Bross, Kristina. Dry Bones and Indian Sermons: Praying Indians in Colonial America. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2004.

Kristina Bross, and Hilary E. Wyss, eds. Early Native Literacies in New England: A Documentary and Critical Anthology. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2008.

Calloway, Colin Gordon. The American Revolution in Indian Country: Crisis and Diversity in Native American Communities. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge UP, 1995.

---. New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins UP, 1997.

---, ed. The World Turned Upside Down: Indian Voices from Early America. New York: Bedford Books-St. Martin’s P, 1994.

Clark, Ella Elizabeth. Sacagawea of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Berkeley: U of California P, 1979.

Clendinnen, Inga. Aztecs: An Interpretation. New York: Cambridge UP, 1991.

Cronon, William. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England. New York: Hill and Wang, 1983.

Dickason, Olive Patricia. Canada’s First Nations: A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times. Norman: U of Oklahoma P, 1992.

Drake, James D. King Philip’s War: Civil War in New England, 1675-1676. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2000.

Drinnon, Richard. Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire-Building. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1980.

Erdoes, Richard, and Alfonso Ortiz, eds. American Indian Myths and Legends. New York: Pantheon, 1984.

Fixico, Donald L. Rethinking American Indian History. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 1997.

Grinde, Donald A., Jr. “Teaching American Indian History: A Native American Voice.” Perspectives 32.6 (1994): 1, 11-16.

Gustafson, Sandra M. Eloquence is Power: Oratory and Performance in Early America. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2000.

Holland, Jeanne. “Problems and Opportunities in Teaching Native American Literature from The Heath Anthology of American Literature.” The Canon in the Classroom: The Pedagogical Implications of Canon Revision in American Literature. Ed. John Alberti. New York: Garland, 1995. 165-92.

Hoxie, Frederick E., ed. Indians in American History: An Introduction. Arlington Heights: Harlan Davidson, 1988.

Hoxie, Frederick E., and Harvey Markowitz. Native Americans: An Annotated Bibliography. Pasadena: Salem P, 1991.

Hudson, Charles, and Carmen Chaves Tesser, eds. The Forgotten Centuries: Indians and Europeans in the American South, 1521-1704. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1994.

Hulme, Peter, and Neil L. Whitehead, eds. Wild Majesty: Encounters with Caribs from Columbus to the Present Day: An Anthology. New York: Oxford UP, 1992.

Jaskoski, Helen, ed. Early Native American Writing: New Critical Essays. New York: Cambridge UP, 1996.

Jennings, Francis. The Founders of America: How Indians Discovered the Land, Pioneered in It, and Created Great Classical Civilizations; How They Were Plunged into a Dark Age by Invasion and Conquest; and How They are Reviving. New York: Norton, 1993.

---. The Invasion of America: Indians, Colonialism, and the Cant of Conquest. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1975.

John, Elizabeth A. H. Storms Brewed in Other Men’s Worlds: The Confrontation of Indians, Spanish, and French in the Southwest, 1540-1795. College Station: Texas A&M UP, 1975.

Josephy, Alvin M., ed. America in 1492: The World of the Indian Peoples before the Arrival of Columbus. New York: Knopf, 1992.

Keegan, William F. The People Who Discovered Columbus: The Prehistory of the Bahamas. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 1992.

Keen, Benjamin. The Aztec Image in Western Thought. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1971.

Kreiger, Alex D. We Came Naked and Barefoot: The Journey of Cabeza de Vaca Across North

America. Edited by Margery H. Kreiger. Austin: U of Texas P, 2002.

Kupperman, Karen Ordahl. Indians and English: Facing Off in Early America. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2000.

---. Settling with the Indians: The Meeting of English and Indian Cultures in America, 1580-1640. London: J. M. Dent, 1980.

Leon-Portilla, Miguel. The Aztec Image of Self and Society: An Introduction to Nahua Culture. Salt Lake City: U of Utah P, 1992.

---. Pre-Columbian Literatures of Mexico. Norman: U of Oklahoma P, 1969.

Lepore, Jill. The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity. New York: Knopf, 1998.

Leibman, Laura Arnold, ed. Experience Mayhew's Indian Converts: A Cultural Edition. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2008.

Martin, Calvin. The American Indian and the Problem of History. New York: Oxford UP, 1987.

Merrell, James H. The Indians’ New World: Catawbas and Their Neighbors from European Contact through the Era of Removal. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1989.

Milanich, Jerald T., ed. Earliest Hispanic/Native American Interactions in the American Southeast. New York: Garland, 1991.

---. Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 1995.

---. The Timucua. Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1996.

Mintz, Steven, ed. Native American Voices: A History and Anthology. St. James: Brandywine P, 1995.

Nash, Gary B. Red, White, and Black: The Peoples of Early North America. Fourth ed. Upper Saddle River, N. J.: Prentice Hall, 2000.

O’Brien, Jean M. Dispossession by Degrees: Indian land and identity in Natick, Massachusetts, 1650-1790. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 1997.

Pearce, Roy Harvey. The Savages of America: A Study of the Indian and the Idea of Civilization. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1953. Rev. as Savagism and Civilization: A Study of the Indian and the American Mind. 1965. Berkeley: U of California P, 1988.

Richter, Daniel K. The Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1992.

---. “Whose Indian History?” William and Mary Quarterly 50.2 (1993): 379-93.

Rountree, Helen C. Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough: Three Indian Lives Changed by Jamestown. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2005.

Rouse, Irving. The Tainos: Rise & Decline of the People Who Greeted Columbus. New Haven: Yale UP, 1992.

Ruoff, A. LaVonne Brown. American Indian Literatures: An Introduction, Bibliographic Review, and Selected Bibliography. New York: Modern Language Association, 1990.

Sarris, Greg. Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993.

Sayre, Gordon M. Les Sauvages Americains: Representations of Native Americans in French and English Colonial Literature. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1997.

Schele, Linda, and Daid Freidel. A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya. New York: Morrow, 1990.

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

Stevens, Laura M. The Poor Indians: British Missionaries, Native Americans, and Colonial Sensibility. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2004.

Stevens-Arroyo, Antonio M. Cave of the Jagua: The Mythological World of the Tainos. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 1988.

Swann, Brian, ed. Coming to Light: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America. New York: Random House, 1994.

---, ed. Smoothing the Ground: Essays on Native American Oral Literature. Berkeley: U of California P, 1983.

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

Tedlock, Dennis. The Spoken Word and the Work of Interpretation. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1983.

Toelken, Barre. “Native American Traditions (North).” Teaching Oral Traditions. Ed. John Miles Foley. New York: Modern Language Association, 1998. 151-61.

Tompkins, Jane. “‘Indians’: Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History.” Critical Inquiry 13.1 (1986): 101-19.

Trigger, Bruce G., ed. Handbook of North American Indians, volume 15:Northeast. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978.

---, and Wilcomb E. Washburn, eds. North America. Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas 1. New York: Cambridge UP, 1996.

Turner, Frederick W., III, ed. The Portable North American Indian Reader. New York: Viking, 1974.

Vecsey, Christopher. Imagine Ourselves Richly: Mythic Narratives of North American Indians. New York: Crossroad, 1988.

Waldman, Carl. Atlas of the North American Indian. New York: Facts on File, 1985.

Wertheimer, Eric. Imagined Empires: Incas, Aztecs, and the New World of American Literature, 1771-1876. Cambridge UP, 1998.

White, Richard. The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815. New York: Cambridge UP, 1991.

Wiget, Andrew. Native American Literature. Boston: Twayne, 1985.

---. “A Talk Concerning First Beginnings: Teaching Native American Oral Literature.” The Heath Anthology of American Literature Newsletter No. 9 (Spring 1993): 4-6.

Wyss, Hilary E., Writing Indians: Literacy, Christianity,and Native Community. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2000.

Zolbrod, Paul G. Reading the Voice: Native American Oral Poetry on the Page. Salt Lake City: U of Utah P, 1995.