This site provides some good lecture notes on Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Easy to read and understand. Includes some biographical information on Harriet Beecher Stowe as well.
A comprehensive site devoted to American literature compiled by a professor of English at Washington State University. Includes an alphabetical index of American authors, with links to biographical information, works online, critical analyses, and similar resources. A richly detailed timeline identifies key events in America's social, political, and literary history. And an index of American literary movements consolidates useful information and perspectives on a full range of styles.
A timeline of the social, political, historical, and literary history of America from the 1500s to the 1920s. It offers links to primary sources including historical and literary works including the original U.S. Constitution. RL.11-12.9 18,19,20th Cent. Amer Lit, RI.11-12.9 17,18.19th Cen Historic
This Washington State University site provides a wonderful source for all the literary movements that have taken place in American Literature from 1620-1920. Click on the movement (listed on the left)you are interested in (Naturalism, Realism, Transcendentalism, etc.) and information will be provided on the definition, characteristics, practitioners, and context and controversy of each movement.
This Washington State University site provides a decade-by-decade timeline of American literature with historical events going on at the same time. Most topics on the timeline are links to additional information about the author, work, or historical and literary event. This is a fabulous site. You must visit and see.
This site contains definitions and analysis of American captivity narratives. Describes the conventions, rhetorical purposes, and themes of the captivity narrative genre. Lists example captivity narratives.
This site provides a wealth of information about Harriet Beecher Stowe's works. It provides some great links to "Uncle Tom's Cabin" information, a bibliography of primary and secondary sources by and about Stowe, and links to some of her work. A photo is also available.
Defines and describes a major form of Puritan writing, the jeremiad. Provides an outline of the jeremiad literary structure. Includes information on conversion narratives.
Covering newspapers, magazines, monographs, theses, dissertations and other material, this index goes back as far as the mid-nineteenth century. Very useful for locating primary source material on the Pacific Northwest region.
In addition to defining and describing various patterns of text organization, this website provides outlines illustrating each pattern. RI.11-12.3 Text development
A time line of social, political, and literary history of the period from 1700-1749, the end of the Puritan period. Contains information about Cotton Mather, Jonathan Edwards, and Sarah Kemble Knight, Puritan writers of the time.