Early American Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Material


(Call numbers are to the Lehigh University library )
Bailyn, Bernard.  The Ideological Origins of The American Revolution.  Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1967.  (320.09 B161i)

Becker, Carl L.  The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas.  New York: Knopf, 1942.  (324.73 B395d 1970 )
Bloch, Ruth.  Visionary Republic: Millenial Themes in American Thought, 1756-1800.  New York: Cambridge UP, 1985.  (973.3 B651v)

Boorstin, Daniel.  The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson.  New York: Holt, 1948.  (191 J45zb)

Cott, Nancy F.  The Bonds of Womanhood: "Woman's Sphere" in New England, 1780-1835.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1977.  (301.412 C846b)

Crowley, J. E.  This Sheba, Self: The Conceptualization of Economic Life in Eighteenth-Century America.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1974.  (973 J66 ser.92, no.2)

Davidson, Cathy N.  Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America.  New York: Oxford UP, 1986.  (813.09 D252r)

Dowling, William C.  Poetry and Ideology in Revolutionary Connecticut.  Athens: U of Georgia P, 1990.  (811.109 D747p)

Duncan, Christopher M.  The Anti-Federalists and Early American Political Thought. DeKalb: Northern Illinois UP, 1995.  (320.011 D911a )

Elliott, Emory.  Revolutionary Writers: Literature and Authority in the New Republic, 1725-1810.  New York: Oxford UP, 1982.  (810.9 E461)

Emerson, Everett.  American Literature, 1764-1789: The Revolutionary Years.  Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1977.  (810.9 A512)

Ferguson, Robert A.  The American Enlightenment, 1750-1820.  Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1997.  (not at Lehigh)

Fliegelman, Jay.  Prodigals and Pilgrims: The American Revolution Against Patriarchal Authority, 1750-1800.  New York: Cambridge UP, 1982.  (306.8 F621p)

Gustafson, Thomas.  Representative Words: Politics, Literature, and the American Language, 1776-1865.  New York: Cambridge UP, 1992.  (810.9358 G982r )

Hatch, Nathan O.  The Sacred Cause of Liberty: Republican Thought and the Millennium in Revolutionary New England.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1977.  (261.7 H361s)

Hedges, William L.  "The Myth of the Republic and the Theory of  American Literature."  Prospects 4 (1979): 101-20.  (Not at Lehigh)

---.  "Towards a Theory of American Literature,1765-1800."  Early American Literature 4 (1969-70): 5-14.  (810.5 E12)

Heimert, Alan.  Religion and the American Mind: From the Great Awakening to the Revolution.  Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1966.  (277.3 H467r)

"The ‘Iroquois Influence' Thesis--Con and Pro."  Forum section of William and Mary Quarterly  53.3 (1996): 587-636.  (973.05 W728 )

Kerber, Linda.  "The Republican Mother: Women and the Enlightenment -- An American Perspective."  American Quarterly 28 (1976): 187-205.  (051 A51qu)

---.  Women of the Republic: Intellect and Ideology in Revolutionary America.  Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P,1980.  (305.42 K39w)

Lawson-Peebles, Robert.  Landscape and Written Expression in Revolutionary America: The World Turned Upside Down.  NewYork: Cambridge UP, 1988.  (810.9 L425l)

Lewis, Jan.  "The Republican Wife:  Virtue and Seduction in the Early Republic."  William and Mary Quarterly 44 (1987): 689-721.  (973.05 W728)

Lienesch, Michael.  New Order of the Ages: Time, the Constitution, and the Making of Modern  American Political Thought.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1988.  (320.51 L719n)

Looby, Christopher.  Voicing America: Language, Literary Form, and the Origins of the United  States.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1996.  (810.9001 L863v )

Maier, Pauline.  American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence.  New York: Knopf, 1997.  (973.313 M217a)

May, Henry F.  The Enlightenment in America.  New York: Oxford UP, 1976.  (973 M466e)

McWilliams, John P.  The American Epic: Transformations of a Genre, 1770-1860.  New York: Cambridge UP, 1989.  (811.03 M177a)

Nelson, Dana D.  National Manhood: Capitalist Citizenship and the Imagined Fraternity of Whte Men.  Durham: Duke UP, 1998.  (not at Lehigh)

Norton, Mary Beth.  Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800.  Boston: Little, Brown, 1980.  (301.41209 N886l)

Patterson, Mark R.  Authority, Autonomy, and Representation in American Literature, 1776- 1865.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1988.  (810.9002 P318a )

Petter, Henri.  The Early American Novel.  Columbus: Ohio State UP, 1971.  (Bethlehem Public Library)

Pocock, J.G.A.  The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1975.  (320.1 P741m)

Porter, Roy.  The Enlightenment.  Atlantic Highlands: Humanities Press International, 1990.  (940.25 P847e)

Regis, Pamela.  Describing Early America: Bartram, Jefferson, Crevecoeur, and the Rhetoric of Natural History.  DeKalb: Northern Illinois UP, 1992.  (508.73 R337d)

Shields, David S.  Civil Tongues and Polite Letters in British America.  Chapel Hill: U of North  Carolina P, 1997.  (306.0973 S5551c)

---.  Oracles of Empire: Poetry, Politics, and Commerce in British America, 1690-1750.    Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1990.  (811.109 S555o )

Shuffelton, Frank, ed.  The American Enlightenment.  Rochester: U of Rochester P, 1993.  (not at Lehigh)

Silverman, Kenneth.  A Cultural History of the American Revolution: Painting, Music, Literature, and the Theatre in the Colonies and the United States from the Treaty of Paris to the Inauguration of George Washington, 1763-1789.  New York: Crowell, 1976.  (700.973 S587c)

Simpson, Lewis P.  "The Symbolism of Literary Alienation in the Revolutionary Age."  Journal of Politics 38 (1977): 79-100.  (320.5 J86)

Warner, Michael.  The Letters of the Republic: Publication and the Public Sphere in Eighteenth- Century America.  Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1990.  (070.5 W283L) 

Watts, Edward.  Writing and Postcolonialism in the Early Republic.  Charlottesville: U P of Virginia, 1998.  (810.9002 W349w)

Watts, Steven.  The Republic Reborn: War and the Making of Liberal America, 1790-1820.   Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1987.  (973.5 W353r)

Wills, Garry.  Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence.  Garden City: Doubleday, 1978.  (973.313 W741i)

Withington, Ann Fairfax.  Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics.  New York:  Oxford UP,1991.  (973.3 W824t)
Wood, Gordon S.  The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787.  Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1969.  (973.31 W875c)

---.  The Radicalism of the American Revolution.  New York: Knopf, 1992.  (973.31 W875r)

Ziff, Larzer.  Writing in the New Nation: Prose, Print, and Politics in the Early United States.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1991.  (810.9002 Z68w) 

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