Project #18

Project:#18 American Literature

  • Art Links Art supplements to the literature

    You should become familiar with the contents of these American Literature resources. Read through many of the sites to get a good overview of each period in American Literature. We will be using this info often, so your familiarity will make your work better and your life easier. It will be the foundation of this year's course. It is important!

    A pretest and posttest from Stephanie Bearden

  • Forgotten Founders Ben Franklin, the Iroquois and the Rationale for the American Revolution. The Original site
  • NET13 database of American Authors
  • Virtual Museum of New France Developed as an educational and informative online tool by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Virtual Museum of New France explores various aspects of France's involvement in the New World throughout the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. First-time visitors may want to start by taking A Photographic Exploration of Canada, which offers a visual overview of the land as the first French explorers might have encountered it. The photographs are rather evocative, and can be browsed by various themes (such as explorers or trade) or by geographic region. Another section, titled The Explorers, will be equally informative as it features brief essays on some of New Frances' most celebrated explorers, such as Champlain, Cartier, Marquette, and Nicollet. Additionally, there are some fine visual exhibits provided by the Museum, including "Settling in New France," "Personal Hygiene in Canada, 1660-1835," and "The Education of Children in New France." Overall, the site will be helpful for young people learning about European exploration and settling of this part of North America, and for those with a general interest in the exploration of what is now modern-day Canada and the Great Lakes.
  • Huck Finn
  • American Notes: Travel in America, 1750 - 1920. While Alexis de Tocqueville's, Democracy in America may remain one of the most important and compelling commentaries on the American condition, the American Memory project at the Library of Congress has compiled this wonderful collection of 253 published narratives by Americans and foreign visitors from the period of 1750 to 1920 for the convenience of the Web- browsing public. The criteria used to determine which narratives would be included in the collection were that the work had to be primarily in the first person, that it was free of copyright restrictions, and that it was part of the Library of Congress's General Collections. Along with familiar works by Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, and James Fenimore Cooper, the collection includes works by lesser known persons, such as Josiah Gregg's, The Journal of a Santa Fe trader, 1831-1839 and Captain Basil Hall's, Travels in North America, in the years 1827 and 1828.
  • Table of Contents for History of American Literature from a Japanese point of view.
  • American Collection
  • American Lit 1 from earliest times to 1865
  • American Lit 2 from 1865 to now.
  • American Lit on the Web by Akihito Ishikawa, Department of English at Nagasaki College of Foreign Languages, Japan.
  • American Lit resources
  • Ballads and Songs of America
  • Ben Franklin
    The Creed What Poor Richard cost Benjamin Franklin.
  • Bestsellers of 20th Century
  • Literature resources for the High School and College Student. Michael Groves
  • American Lit since 1865
  • American Writers This site provides discussion questions to support online video clips of an ambitious programming effort by U.S. cable channel C-SPAN. Students can watch and listen to online video clips and use them as the basis for discussion. ****
  • The Hemingway Resource Center [RealOne Player]
  • Mark Twain Webquest from Carla Beard.
  • Perspectives in American Literature PAL A Research and Reference Guide by Paul P Reuben
  • Puritan Tracts
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Salem Witchcraft Trials 1692
  • 17th Century Colonial New England
  • The Works of Edgar Allen Poe
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: Director's Choice [Quick Time]


  • A Student's History of American Literature. Excellent read and good info.
  • American Lit Survey Site Marist High School.
  • ERAS an overview and intro to each of the literary eras.
  • Literary criticism great site for secondary and tertiary sources. Especially handy for those research papers.
  • Author quotes
  • Online references
  • Vintage Books Reading Group Guides by Category
  • Study Guides for Various Works
  • Novels: Lesson Plans, Resources and Reading L...
  • Voice of the Shuttle

    Writing your American Literature essay on the Internet.

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