This book offers an anthology of texts that includes letters, journals, poetry, newspaper articles, pamphlets, sermons, narratives, and short fiction written in and about America beginning with collected oral stories from Native American tribes and ending with the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Many major and minor authors are included, providing a sampling of the different styles, topics, cultures, and concerns present during the formation and development of America through the mid-nineteenth century.
American Literature Anthology
Replacing an anthology required for more than 400 students of an introductory English class each year, this resource curates existing public domain early American literature (pre-colonization through 1865) into a freely-available English text. Dr. Kurtz spearheaded an effort that is considerate of the needs of all faculty who teach this course at VWCC, ensuring a department-wide adoption.