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.

General References

Anderson, Virginia. D. New England’s Generation: The Great Migration and the Formation of Society and Culture in the Seventeenth Century. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge UP, 1991.

Appleby, Joyce. Liberalism and Republicanism in the Historical Imagination. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1992.

Bell, Steven W. “Mexico.” Handbook of Latin American Literature. Ed. David W. Foster. New York: Garland, 1987. 329-403.

Bercovitch, Sacvan, gen. ed. The Cambridge History of American Literature, Volume 1: 1590-1820. New York: Cambridge UP, 1994.

---, The Cambridge History of American Literature/Prose Writing, 1590–1820. New York: Cambridge UP, 1997.

Bethell, Leslie, ed. Cambridge History of Latin America. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1984.

Bridenbaugh, Carl. Cities in the Wilderness: The First Century of Urban Life in America. New York: Ronald, 1938.

Bonomi, Patricia U. Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America. New York: Oxford UP, 1986.

Bushman, Richard L. The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities. New York: Knopf, 1992.

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

Carrasco, David. Religions of Mesoamerica. New York: Harper-Collins, 1990.

Castillo, Susan. Colonial Encounter in New World Writing, 1500-1786: Performing America. London and New York: Routledge, 2006.

Dillon, Elizabeth Maddock. The Gender of Freedom: Fictions of Liberalism and the Literary Public Sphere. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2004.

Egan, Jim. Authorizing Experience: Refigurations of the Body Politic in Seventeenth-Century New England Writing. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1999.

Elliott, Emory, gen. ed. Columbia Literary History of the United States. New York: Columbia UP, 1988.

---, ed. American Colonial Writers, 1606-1734. Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 24. Detroit: Gale, 1984.

---, ed. American Colonial Writers, 1735-1781. Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 31. Detroit: Gale, 1984.

---, ed. American Writers of the Early Republic. Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 37. Detroit: Gale, 1985.

Emerson, Everett H. Major Writers of Early American Literature. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1989.

Gay, Peter. The Enlightenment: An Interpretation. 2 volumes. New York, Knopf, 1966-69.

Greven, Philip. The Protestant Temperament: Patterns of Child-Rearing, Religious Experience, and the Self in Early America. New York: Knopf, 1977.

Gunn, Giles, ed. Early American Writing. New York: Penguin, 1994.

Horton, Rod, and Herbert W. Edwards. Backgrounds of American Literary Thought. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1974.

Hubbell, Jay B. The South in American Literature, 1607-1900. Durham: Duke UP, 1954.

Jackson, Blyden. The Long Beginning, 1746-1895. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1989. Vol. 1 of A History of Afro-American Literature.

James, Edward T., ed. Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary. 3 volumes. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard UP, 1971.

Jehlen, Myra, and Michael Warner, eds. The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800. New York: Routledge, 1996.

Johnson, Allen, ed. Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Scribner’s, 1936.

Kartiganer, Donald, and Malcolm A. Griffith, eds. Theories of American Literature. New York: Macmillan, 1972.

Leder, Lawrence H. The Colonial Legacy. New York: Harper & Row, 1971.

Levernier, James, and Douglas R. Wilmes, ed. American Writers Before 1800: A Biographical and Critical Dictionary. Westport: Greenwood P, 1983.

Marx, Leo. The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America. New York: Oxford UP, 1964.

Miller, Perry, and Thomas H. Johnson, eds. The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings. New York: American Book Co., 1938.

Mulford, Carla, Angela Vietto, and Amy E. Winans, eds. American Women Prose Writers to 1820. Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol 200. Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1999.

Murray, James C. Spanish Chronicles of the Indies: Sixteenth Century. New York: Twayne, 1994.

Parrington, Vernon Louis. Main Currents in American Thought: The Colonial Mind. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1930.

Rubin, Louis D., ed. The History of Southern Literature. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1985.

Saari, Peggy, and Julie Carnagie, eds. Colonial America Primary Sources. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale Group, 2000.

Spengemann, William C. A New World of Words: Redefining Early American Literature. New Haven: Yale UP, 1994.

Spiller, Robert, et al., eds. Literary History of the United States. Vol. 1. New York: Macmillan, 1948.

Taube, Karl. Aztec and Maya Myths. Austin: U of Texas P, 1993.

Taylor, Alan. American Colonies. New York: Viking, 2001.

Thomas, Isaiah. The History of Printing in America with a Biography of Printers. New York: Burt Franklin, 1972.

Townsend, Richard F. The Aztecs. London: Thames and Hudson, 1992.

Tyler, Moses Coit. History of American Literature, 1607-1765. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1895.

---. Literary History of the American Revolution, 1763-1783. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1897.

Weeks, John M., and Peter J. Ferbel, eds. Ancient Caribbean. New York: Garland, 1994.