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Additional Reading

useful links  

Bedford st Martin's online literary glossary: LitGloss

Inventing America ONLINE

Timeline of American Literature and Events Pre-1620-1920

online resources for unit 1 (weeks 2-5)

  1. There are a number of useful and critically significant articles on Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter which can be accessed via this page on  JSTOR

  2. On Alcott's Little Women you may wish to read:

  3. A number of essays on Emily Dickinson's poetry can be accessed via this page on JSTOR

online resources for unit 2 (weeks 7-10)

  1. For Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk consult this list of references on JSTOR
  2. On Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the life of a slave girl consult this page on JSTOR

    • e-text available from the University of Virginia
    • A range of primary and secondary sources are available from the Library of Congress at this website: Documenting the American South
  3. On Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson consult this page on JSTOR
  4. On Charles Chesnutt's The Marrow of Tradition consult JSTOR
    • Gwen Mathewson's "Challenging the Court, Charles Chesnutt's Marrow of Tradition"; this is a chapter in the book Rodopi Perspectives on Modern Literature, Literature and Law. Edited by Michael J. Meyer. , pp. 219-240(22) (available online for free)





Scarlet Letter Painting

TH Matteson


Scarlet Letter book cover


Alcott House

Alcott House


Little women cover


emily dickinson

 Emily Dickinson


slave ship 

slave ship