Early American Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Material


(Call numbers are to the Lehigh University library )

Ammerman, David L., and Philip D. Morgan.  Books About Early America: 2001 Titles. Williamsburg: Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1989.   (973.016 A518b  ref)

Arner, Robert D.  Dobson's Encyclopaedia: The Publisher, Text, and Publication of America's First Britannica, 1789-1803.  Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1991.   (381.45 A748d)

Axtell, James.  The School Upon a Hill: Education and Society in Colonial New England.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1974.   (370.974 A972s)
Blumenthal, Joseph. The Printed Book in America.  Boston: Godine, 1977.   (686.2097 B658p)

Cremin, Lawrence A.  American Education: The Colonial Experience, 1607-1783.  New York: Harper & Row, 1970.   (370.973 C915am)

Davidson, Cathy N., ed.  Reading in America: Literature and Social History.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1989.   (028.9 R2871)

Dzwonkoski, Peter, ed.  American Literary Publishing Houses, 1638-1899.  Dictionary of Literary Biography 49.  Detroit: Gale, 1986.   (809 D554 v.49)

Hall, David D.  Cultures of Print: Essays in the History of the Book.  Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1996.   (not at Lehigh)

---. "A History of the Book in American Culture."  Book Research Quarterly 6.2 (1990): 63-69.    (not at Lehigh)

---. "On Native Ground: From the History of Printing to the History of the Book."   Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 93.2 (1983): 313-36.   (913.7 A51pr)

---. "The Uses of Literacy in New England, 1600-1850."  Printing and Society in Early America. Ed. William L. Joyce et al.  Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1983. 1-47.    (686.20973 P957)

---. "The World of Print and Collective Mentality in Seventeenth-Century New England."  New Directions in American Intellectual History.  Ed. John Higham and Paul K. Conkin.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1979. 166-80.   (973.9 W772n)

Hayes, Kevin J.  A Colonial Woman's Bookshelf.  Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1996.   (028.9 H417c)

Hudak, Leona M.  Early American Women Printers and Publishers, 1639-1820.  Metuchen: Scarecrow P, 1978.   (not at Lehigh)

Lockridge, Kenneth A.  Literacy in Colonial New England: An Enquiry into the Social Context of Literacy in the Early Modern West.  New York: Norton, 1974.   (not at Lehigh)

Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut, Lawrence C. Wroth, and Rollo G. Silver.  The Book in America: A History of the Making and Selling of Books in the United States. 2nd ed.  New York: Bowker, 1951.   (655.4 L528b 1952)

Joyce, William L., et al., eds.  Printing and Society in Early America.  Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1983.   (686.20973 P957 )

Mohler, Stephen C.  "Publishing in Colonial Spanish America: An Overview."  Inter-American Review of Bibliography 28.3 (1978): 259-73.   (not at Lehigh)

Stowell, Marion Barber.  Early American Almanacs: The Colonial Weekday Bible.  New York: Burt Franklin, 1977.   (051 S893e)

Watters, David H.  "'I spake as a child': Authority, Metaphor, and The New-England Primer."  Early American Literature 20.3 (1985-86): 193-213.   (810.5 E12)

Wolf, Edwin, II.  The Book Culture of a Colonial American City: Philadelphia Books, Bookmen, and Booksellers.  New York: Oxford UP, 1988.   (not at Lehigh) 

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