Early American Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Material


(Call numbers are to the Lehigh University library )

Andrews, William L.  To Tell a Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American Autobiography,  1760-1865.  Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1986.   (973.0496 A572t) 

Appleby, Joyce.  Recollections of the Early Republic: Selected Autobiographies.  Boston: Northeastern UP, 1997.  (920.073 R311)

Brown, Richard D.  Knowledge is Power: The Diffusion of Information in Early America, 1700- 1865.  New York: Oxford UP, 1989.  (302.20973 B879k)

Brumble, H. David, III.  American Indian Autobiography.  Berkeley: U of California P, 1988.  (970.00497 B893a )

Caldwell, Patricia.  The Puritan Conversion Narrative: The Beginnings of American Expression.   New York: Cambridge UP, 1983.  (248.24 C147p)

Couser, G. Thomas.  American Autobiography: The Prophetic Mode.  Amherst: U of         Massachusetts P, 1979.   (920.073 C867a)

Culley, Margo, ed.  A Day at a Time: The Diary Literature of American Women from 1764 to  the Present.  New York: Feminist P, 1985.   (920.72097 D273)

Edkins, Carol.  "Quest for Community: Spiritual Autobiographies of Eighteenth-Century Quaker  and Puritan Women in America."  Women's Autobiography: Essays in Criticism.  Ed.  Estelle C. Jelinek.  Bloomington: U of Indiana P, 1980.  39-52.   (not at Lehigh)

Fichtelberg, Joseph.  The Complex Image: Faith and Method in American Autobiography.   Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1989.   (810.9492 F445c )

Hoffman, Ronald, Mechal Sobel, and Fredrika J. Teute.  Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections on  Personal Identity in Early America.  Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1997.   (973 T531)

Imbarrato, Susan Clair.  Declarations of Independency in Eighteenth-Century American
Autobiography.  Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1998.   (not at Lehigh)

Kagle, Steven E.  American Diary Literature, 1620-1799.  Boston: Twayne, 1979.   (810.9 K11a)

Krupat, Arnold.  For Those Who Come After: A Study of Native American Autobiography.   Berkeley: U of California P, 1985.   (970.00497 K94f 1989)

McKay, Nellie.  "Autobiography and the Early Novel."  The Columbia History of the American  Novel.  Ed. Emory Elliott.  New York: Columbia UP, 1991.  26-45.   (813.009 C726)

Nelson, Dana D.  "Reading the Written Selves of Colonial America: Franklin, Occom, Equiano,  and Palou/Serra."  Resources for American Literary Study 19.2 (1993): 246-59.   (not at Lehigh)

Sayre, Robert F., ed.  American Lives: An Anthology of Autobiographical Writing.  Madison: U  of Wisconsin P, 1994.   (920.02 A512)

Shea, Daniel B.  "The Prehistory of American Autobiography."   American Autobiography:  Retrospect and Prospect.  Ed. Paul John Eakin.  Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1991.  25- 46.   (810.9492 A512)

---.  Spiritual Autobiography in Early America.  1968.  Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1988.  (209.73 S539s)

Wong, Hertha Dawn.  Sending My Heart Back across the Years: Tradition and Innovation in  Native American Autobiography.  New York: Oxford UP, 1992.   (810.9 W8723s) 

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