The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 1, 1590-1820 by Sacvan BercovitchThe Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 1, 1590-1820 by Sacvan Bercovitch

The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 1, 1590-1820

EditorSacvan Bercovitch

Hardcover | February 25, 1994

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The Cambridge History of American Literature addresses the spectrum of new and established directions in American writing. An interdisciplinary distillation of American literary history, it weds the voice of traditional criticism with the diversity of interests that characterize contemporary literary studies. Volume 1 covers the colonial and early national periods, discussing authors ranging from Renaissance explorers to the poets and novelists of the new republic. It should prove an indispensable guide for scholars and students in the fields of English and American literatures and American history.
Sacvan Bercovitch, who is a professor at Harvard University, is probably the most influential critic in American studies today. Tracing the function of rhetoric in American writing from the Puritans through the nineteenth century, Bercovitch has argued that the persuasiveness of rhetoric is in proportion to its capacity to help people ...
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Title:The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 1, 1590-1820Format:HardcoverDimensions:845 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.77 inPublished:February 25, 1994Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:052130105X

ISBN - 13:9780521301053

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The literature of colonisation Myra Jehlen; 2. New England puritan literature Emory Elliott; 3. British-American belles lettres David S. Shields; 4. The American enlightenment 1750-1820 Robert A. Ferguson; 5. The literature of the revolutionary and early national periods Michael T. Gilmore; Chronology; Bibliography; Index.

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The Cambridge History Of American Literature addresses the broad spectrum of new and established directions in all branches of American writing, and will include the work of scholars and critics who have shaped, and who continue to shape, what has become a major area of literary scholarship.

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"The Cambridge History of American Literature [...] is, without doubt and without any serious rival, THE scholarly history for our generation." --Journal of American Studies