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A new literary history of America

Greil Marcus; Werner Sollors; Credo Reference (Firm) 2009

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  • Title:
    A new literary history of America
  • Author: Greil Marcus; Werner Sollors; Credo Reference (Firm)
  • Subjects: American literature -- History and criticism; United States -- Civilization; Criticism, interpretation, etc; Electronic books
  • Description: 1507, the name "America" appears on a map / 1521, Mexico in America / 1536, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca / 1585, "Counterfeited according to the truth" / 1607, Fear and love in the Virginia colony / 1630, A city upon a hill / 1643, A nearer neighbor to the Indians / 1666, Anne Bradstreet / 1670, The American jeremiad / 1673, The Jesuit relations / 1683, Francis Daniel Pastorius / 1692, The Salem witchcraft trials / 1693-1694, Edward Taylor / 1700, Samuel Sewall, The selling of Joseph / 1722, Benjamin Franklin, The Silence Dogood letters / 1740, The Great Awakening / Late 1740s 1814, Two national anthems / 1765, Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur / 1773, Phillis Wheatley / 1776, The Declaration of Independence / 1784, Charles Willson Peale / 1787, James Madison, Notes of the Debates in the Federal Convention / 1787-1790, John Adams, Discourses on Davila / 1791, Philip Freneau and The National Gazette / 1796, Washington's farewell address / 1798, Mary Rowlandson and the Alien and Sedition Acts / 1798, American Gothic /
    1801, Jefferson's first inaugural address / 1804, The matter of Haiti / 1809, Cupola of the world / 1819, The Missouri crisis / 1820, Landscape with birds / 1821, Sequoyah, the Cherokee syllabary / Junius Brutus Booth / 1822, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, the Ojibwe firefly, and Longfellow's "Hiawatha" / 1825, Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School / 1826, Songs of the republic / Cooper's Leatherstocking tales / 1826 ; 1927 Transnational poetry / 1827, Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon / 1828, David Walker, Appeal, in Four Articles" / 1830, Jump Jim Crow / 1831, The Cherokee Nation decision / 1832, President Jackson's bank veto / 1835, Democracy in America / William Gilmore Simms, The Yemassee / The Sacred harp / 1836, The Alamo and Texas border writing / Richard Henry Dana, Jr. / 1837, Ralph Waldo Emerson, The American Scholar / 1838, "The Divinity School Address" / The slave narrative / 1841, "The murders in the Rue Morgue" / 1846, James Russell Lowell's "Biglow papers" / Henry David Thoreau /
    1850, The Scarlet letter / Margaret Fuller and the Transcendentalist Movement / 1851, Moby-Dick / Uncle Tom's Cabin / 1852, Hawthorne's "Blithedale romance" and utopian communities / Frederick Douglass, "What to the slave is the Fourth of July?" / 1854, Maria Cummins and sentimental fiction / 1855, Walt Whitman, Leaves of grass / 1858, The Lincoln-Douglas debates / 1859, The science of the Indian / 1861, Emily Dickinson / 1862, The journeys of Little women / 1865, Lincoln's second inaugural address / "Conditions of repose" / 1869, Carl Schurz / 1872, All men and women are created equal /
    1875, The Winchester rifle / 1876, Melville in the dark / The art of telephony / 1878, "How to make our ideas clear" / 1879, John Muir and nature writing / 1881, Henry James, Portait of a lady / 1884, Mark Twain's hairball / The linotype machine / The Southwest imagined / 1885, The problem of error / Limits to violence / Writing New Orleans / 1888, The introduction of motion pictures / 1889, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / 1893, Chief Simon Pokagon and Native American literatuer / 1895 / 1896, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Lyrics of lowly life /
    Queen Lili'uokalani / 1897, The Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Regiment Monument / 1898, Literature and imperialism / 1899; 1924, McTeague and Greed /
    1900, Henry Adams / 1900; 1905, Sister Carrie and The house of mirth / 1901, Charles W. Chesnutt, The marrow of tradition / 1901; 1903, The problem of the color line / 1903, "The real American has not yet arrived" / The invention of the blues / One sees what one sees / 1904, Henry James in America / 1905, Little Nemo in Slumberland / 1906, The Azusa Street revival / The San Francisco Earthquake / 1911, "Alexander's Ragtime Band" / 1912, Lifeboats cut adrift / The lure of impossible things / Tarzan begins his reign / 1913, A modernist moment / 1915, D.W. Griffith, The birth of a nation /
    Robert Frost / 1917, The philosopher and the millionaire / 1920, Mamie Smith's "Crazy Blues" / 1921, Jean Toomer / 1922, T.S. Eliot and D.H. Lawrence / 1923, Chaplinesque / 1942, F.O. Matthiessen meets Russell Cheney / The Johnson-Reed Act and ethnic literature / 1925, The great Gatsby / Sinclair Lewis / The Scopes trial / Dorothy Parker / 1926, Fire! / Hardboiled / The Book-of-the-Month Club / 1927, Carl Sandburg and The American songbag / "Free to develop their faculties" / 1928, Dilsey Gibson goes to church / John Dos Passos / The mouse that whistled /
    1930, "You're swell!" / The silent enemy / Grant Wood's American gothic / 1931, Nevada legalizes gambling / 1932, Edmund Wilson, The American jitters / Arthur Miller / 1932, The River Rouge plant and industrial beauty / Ned Cobb / 1933, Baby Face is censored / FDR's first Fireside Chat / 1934, Robert Penn Warren / 1935, The Popular Front / The skyscraper / Alcoholics Anonymous / Porgy and Bess / 1936, Gone with the wind and Absalom, Absalom! / Life begins / 1938, Superman / Jelly Roll Morton speaks /
    1939, Billie Holiday, "Strange Fruit" / 1939, 1981, Up from invisibility / 1940, "No way like the American way" / 1940-1944, Preston Sturges / 1941, An insolent style / Citizen Kane / The word "multicultural" / 1943, Hemmingway's paradise, Hemingway's prose / 1944, The second Bill of Rights / 1945, Bebop / Thomas Pynchon and modern war / The atom bomb / 1946, Integrating the military / 1947, Tennessee Williams / 1948, Norbert Wiener, Cybernetics / 1949-1950, "The birth of the cool" /
    1950, "Damned busy painting" / 1951, A poet among painters / The catcher in the rye / James Jones, From here to eternity / A soft voice / 1952, Elia Kazan and the blacklist in Hollywood / C.L.R. James / 1953, The song in country music / 1954, Wallace Stevens, Collected poems / 1955, "The self-respect of my people" / A.J. Liebling and the Marciano-Moore fight / A generation in miniature / Nabokov's Lolita / 1956, "Roll Over Beethoven" / 1957, Dr. Seuss / 1959, "Nobody's perfect" / 1960, "Psycho" / More than a game / 1961, JFK's inaugural address and Catch-22 / The author as advertisement /
    1962, Bob Dylan writes "Song to Woody" / "White elephant art vs. termite art" / 1963, "Letter from Birmingham Jail" / 1964, Robert Lowell, "For the Union Dead" / "The last stand on earth" / 1965, The Council on Interracial Books for Children / The autobiography of Malcolm X / 1968, Norman Mailer / The illusory babels of language / The plight of conservative literature / 1969, Eilzabeth Bishop, Complete poems / The first Asian Americans / The eye of Vietnam / 1970, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker / 1970; 1972, Linda Lovelace / 1973, Loisaida literature / Adrienne Rich, Diving into the wreck /
    1975, Gayl Jones / 1981, Toni Morrison / 1982, Edmund White, A boy's own story / Wild style / Maya Lin's wall / Harriet Wilson / 1985, Henry Roth / 1987, Maxine Hong Kingston, Tripmaster monkey / 1995, Philip Roth / 2001, Twenty-first-century free verse / 2003, Richard Powers, The time of our singing / 2005, Hurricane Katrina / 2008, Barack Obama /
    America is a nation making itself up as it goes along--a story of discovery and invention unfolding in speeches and images, letters and poetry, unprecedented feats of scholarship and imagination. In these myriad, multiform, endlessly changing expressions of the American experience, the authors and editors of this volume find a new American history. In more than two hundred original essays, this book brings together the nation's many voices. From the first conception of a New World in the sixteenth century to the latest re-envisioning of that world in cartoons, television, science fiction, and hip hop, the book gives us a new, kaleidoscopic view of what "Made in America" means. Literature, music, film, art, history, science, philosophy, political rhetoric--cultural creations of every kind appear in relation to each other, and to the time and place that give them shape--From publisher description.
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
  • Creation Date: 2009
  • Format: 1 online resource (xxvii, 1095 p. ) ill..
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN1-78268-357-7
  • OCLC Number: 841495267
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