Student's History of American Literature cover

Student's History of American Literature

William Simonds (1860-1930)

1. Preface
2. Ch 1. Early Colonial Literature. 1607-1700. Pt. 1.The English in Virginia
3. Ch 1, Pt 2. Pilgrims and Puritans in New England
4. Ch 1, Pt 3. The New England Clergy
5. Ch 1, Pt 4. Puritan Poetry in New England
6. Ch 2. The Eighteenth Century. Pt 1. The First Half of the Century
7. Ch 2, Pt 2. Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1790
8. Ch 2, Pt 3. The Second Half of the Century
9. Ch 2, Pt 4. Poetry of the Revolution
10. Ch 2, Pt 5. The Close of the Century
11. Ch 3. The Beginning of the Nineteenth Century. Pt 1. The New Literature: The Knickerbocker Group
12. Ch 3, Pt 2. Washington Irving: 1783-1859
13. Ch 3, Pt 3. James Fenimore Cooper: 1789-1851
14. Ch 3, Pt 4. William Cullen Bryant: 1794-1878
15. Ch 4. Philosophy and Romance. Pt 1. The Literary Development of New England
16. Ch 4, Pt 2. Ralph Waldo Emerson: 1803-1882
17. Ch 4, Pt 3. Henry D. Thoreau: 1817-1862
18. Ch 4, Pt 4. Nathaniel Hawthorne: 1804-1864
19. Ch 4, Pt 5. Edgar Allan Poe: 1809-1849
20. Ch 5. The New England Poets. Pt 1. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: 1807-1882
21. Ch 5, Pt 2. John Greenleaf Whittier: 1807-1892
22. Ch 5, Pt 3. James Russell Lowell: 1819-1891
23. Ch 5, Pt 4. Oliver Wendell Holmes: 1809-1894
24. Ch 6. General Literary Development. Pt 1. The Historians
25. Ch 6, Pt 2. Orators and Statesmen
26. Ch 6, Pt 3. Writers of Pennsylvania and New York
27. Ch 6, Pt 4. Novelists and Humorists
28. Ch 6, Pt 5. Poetry, South and North
29. Ch 7. Recent Years. Pt 1. Scholars and Essayists
30. Ch 7, Pt 2. Poets of this Generation
31. Ch 7, Pt 3. Contemporary Fiction

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Engaging history of American Lit from the 1600's up through the late 1890's. The author, who was a professor at Knox College, really put a lot into this, combining national history with his love for literature.