American Literature in Context from 1865 to 1929
June 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
- Topics include Civil War memory, the virtual re-enslavement of African-Americans after Reconstruction, and radical social movements
- Draws on a range of documents from magazine and newspaper accounts to government reports and important non-fiction
- Presents a contemporary history as writers might have understood it as they were writing, not as historians have interpreted it.
- Designed to be compatible with the major anthologies of literature from the period
- Equips students and general readers with the necessary historical context needed to understand the writings from this period and provides original and useful readings that demonstrate how context contributes to meaning
- Includes a historical timeline, featuring key literary works, American presidents, and historical events
1 Civil War Memories.
2 "A Serfdom of Poverty and Restricted Rights": Black Americans after Emancipation.
5 The Poor and the Wealthy.
6 To Change America.
7 Culminations: From the US Entry into World War I to 1929.
“American Literature in Context to 1865 can be a key critical reading for various antebellum literature courses, as well as for other members of her targeted ‘widest possible audience’seeking to deepen their knowledge of various early American literary moments.” (Oxford Journals Clippings, 4 May 2012)