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Anthology of American Literature, Volume I by McMichael, George; Leonard, James S.; Fishkin, Shelley Fisher; Bradley, David; Nelson, Dana D.; Csicsila, Joseph, 9780205779390
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  • ISBN: 9780205779390 | 0205779395
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/28/2010
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This two-volume anthology represents America's literary heritage from colonial times through the American renaissance to the contemporary era of post-modernism. Volume I offers early contextual selections from Christopher Columbus and Gaspar Perez de Villagra, as well as an excerpt from the Iroquois Leaguers"s Constitution of the Five Nations, and ends with an extensive selection of the poetry of Emily Dickinson. This anthology is best known for its useful pedagogy, including extensive and straightforward headnotes and introductions, as well as its balanced approach to editorial selection process. Changes to the new edition include new visual aids (photographs, artwork, cartoons), the includsion of new multicultural selections, expanded works by women, classic and contemporary pieces, speeches by reknowned leaders, and four ground-breaking dramas. The historical context within which the work was written provides greater insight into its significance in American literature. For anyone with an interest in a balance approach to American Literature from colonial times to the Civil War.

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