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Colonialism and the Revolutionary Period, Beginnings - 1800, Second Edition
  • Authored by: Karen Meyers
  • From the Series: Backgrounds to American Literature
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604134852
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-485-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 810.9
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128


Covering the first 300 years of American literature, this expanded, updated volume examines the literature of the Puritans, the American Enlightenment, the American Revolution, women of the period, and more. Illustrated in full color for the first time, this new edition serves as a guide to the first era in American literature.

Topics include:

  • Colonial American culture and economy
  • Traditional Native American literature
  • Literature of the American Enlightenment
  • Literature of Puritanism
  • The expansion of slavery
  • Literary and cultural visions of the new nation
  • Women's voices 
  • And more.

Writers covered include:

  • Charles Brockden Brown
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Philip Freneau
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Cotton Mather
  • Thomas Paine
  • Susanna Rowson
  • Adam Smith
  • Mercy Otis Warren
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • Roger Williams
  • And many others.


Full-color illustrations. Appendixes. Glossaries. Cross-references. Further reading. Chronology. Sidebars. Index.

About the Author(s)

Karen Meyers is an educator and curriculum writer, editor, and author of numerous works of nonfiction. She has a master's degree and a doctorate in literature and has taught literature on the college level for many years.

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