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.


Elliott, John Huxtable. Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America, 1492-1830. New Haven: Yale UP, 2006.

Giles, Paul. Transatlantic Insurrections: British Culture and the Formation of American Literature, 1730–1860. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2001.

Guyatt, Nicholas. Providence and the Invention of the United States, 1607–1876. New York: Cambridge UP, 2007.

Krise, Thomas W. ed. Caribbeana: An Anthology of English Literature of the West Indies, 1657-1777. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1999.

MacMillan, Ken. Sovereignty and Possession in the English New World: The Legal Foundations of Empire, 1576–1640. New York: Cambridge UP, 2006.

Sandiford, Keith Albert. The Cultural Politics of Sugar: Caribbean Slavery and Narratives of Colonialism. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge UP, 2000.

Shields, David S. Civil Tongues and Polite Letters in British America. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1997.

---. Oracles of Empire: Poetry, Politics, and Commerce in British America, 1690-1750. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1990.

Shuffelton, Frank, ed. The American Enlightenment. Rochester: U of Rochester P, 1993.

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

Vaughan, Alden. Transatlantic Encounters: American Indians in Britain, 1500-1776. New York: Cambridge UP , 2006.

Warner, Michael. The Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth- Century America. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1990.