The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1: From the Origins to the Civil War

By Bob Blaisdell

Compact, low-cost anthology positive aspects contributions from Jonathan Edwards, Anne Bradstreet, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, etc. contains introductory notes and recommendations for additional studying.

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