Early American Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Material


(Call numbers are to the Lehigh University library )

Alexander, Michael, ed.  Discovering the New World, based on the works of Theodore de Bry.  New York: Harper & Row, 1976.  (not at Lehigh)

Arciniegas, German.  America in Europe: A History of the New World in Reverse.  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986.  (970.01 A674aE)

Axtell, James.  The Invasion Within: The Contest of Cultures in Colonial North America.  New York: Oxford UP, 1985.  (970.02 A972i)

Barclay, Donald A., James H. Maguire, and Peter Wild, eds.  Into the Wilderness Dream: Exploration Narratives of the American West, 1500-1805.  Salt Lake City: U of Utah P, 1994.  (978.01 I61)

Baritz, Loren.  "The Idea of the West."  American Historical Review 66.3 (1961): 618-40.  (905 A51)

Brandon, William.  New Worlds for Old: Reports from the New World and Their Effect on the Development of Social Thought in Europe, 1500-1800.  Athens: Ohio UP, 1986.  (303.4827 B819n)

Campbell, Mary B.  The Witness and The Other World: Exotic European Travel Writing, 1400-1600.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1988.  (809.93591 C189w)

Cheyfitz, Eric.  The Poetics of Imperialism: Translation and Colonization from The Tempest to Tarzan.  2nd ed.  New York: Oxford UP, 1997.  (810.9358 C531p)

De Vorsey, Louis, Jr.  Keys to the Encounter: A Library of  Congress Resource Guide for the Study of the Age of Discovery.  Washington: Library of Congress, 1992.  (970.1 D511k)

Dickason, Olive Patricia.  The Myth of the Savage and the Beginnings of French Colonization in the Americas.  Alberta: U of Alberta P, 1984.  (970.018 D547m)

Dussell, Enrique.  The Invention of the Americas: Eclipse of "the Other" and the Myth of Modernity.  New York: Continuum, 1995.   (970.016 D781 fe)

Echeverria, Durand.  Mirage in the West: A History of the French Image of American Society to 1815.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1957.  (917.3 E18m)

Elliott, J. H.  The Old World and the New, 1492-1650.  Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1970.  (914 E46o)

Fischer, David Hackett.  Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America.  New York: Oxford UP, 1989.  (973 F529a)

Fitz, Earl E.  Rediscovering the New World: Inter-American Literature in a Comparative Context.  Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1991.  (809.897 F548r)
Franklin, Wayne.  Discoverers, Explorers, Settlers: The Diligent Writers of Early America.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1979. (970.01 F834d)

Fuller, Mary C.  Voyages in Print: English Travel to America:1576-1624.  New York: Cambridge UP, 1995.  (917.3041 F967v)

Giamatti, A. Bartlett.  The Earthly Paradise and the Renaissance Epic.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1966.  (809.1 G432e)

Grafton, Anthony.  New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of  Tradition and the Shock of Discovery.  Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1992.  (970.01 G737n)

Green, L. C., and Olive P. Dickason.  The Law of Nations and the New World.  Alberta: U of Alberta P, 1989.  (342.0872 G796L)

Greenblatt, Stephen.  Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1991.  (970.015 G798m)

---.  New World Encounters.  Berkeley:  U of California P, 1993.  (970.01 N5322)

Hamlin, William M.  The Image of America in Montaigne, Spenser, and Shakespeare: Renaissance Ethnography and Literary Reflection.  New York: St. Martin's, 1995.  (820.93 H223i)
Honour, Hugh.  The New Golden Land: European Images of America from the Discoveries to the Present Time.  New York: Pantheon, 1975.  (709.4 H774n)

Hulme, Peter.  Colonial Encounters: Europe and the Native Caribbean, 1492-1797.  London: Methuen, 1986.  (972.902 H915c)

Jones, Gwyn.  The Norse Atlantic Saga: Being the Norse Voyages of Discovery and Settlement  to Iceland, Greenland, and North America.  2nd ed.  New York: Oxford UP, 1986.  (910.9481 J761n)

---. O Strange New World: American Culture, The Formative Years.  New York: Viking, 1964.  (917.3 J770)

Knapp, Jeffrey.  An Empire Nowhere: England, America, and Literature from Utopia to The  Tempest.  Berkeley: U of California P, 1992.  (820.9003 K67e)

Kolodny, Annette.  The Land Before Her: Fantasy and Experience of the American Frontiers, 1630-1860.  Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1984.  (973 K81l)

---.  The Lay of the Land: Metaphor as Experience and History in American Life and Letters.  Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1975.  (810.9 K812L)

Kopper, Philip.  The Smithsonian Book of North American Indians: Before the Coming of the Europeans.  Washington: Smithsonian Books, 1986.  (970.01 S664)

Kupperman, Karen Ordahl, ed.  America in European Consciousness, 1493-1750.  Chapel Hill: U  of North Carolina P, 1995.  (970 A512)

Lawrence, D. H.  Studies in Classic American Literature.  New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1923.  (810.9 L435s 1964)

Levin, Harry.  The Myth of The Golden Age in the Renaissance.  Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1969.  (809.93 L665m)

Mackenthun, Gesa.  Metaphors of Dispossession: American Beginnings and the Translation of Empire, 1492-1637.  Norman: U of Oklahoma P, 1997.   (970.017 M155m)

Mancall, Peter C., ed.  Envisioning America: English Plans for the Colonization of North   America, 1580-1640.  Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's P, 1995.  (not at Lehigh)

Meinig, D. W.  Atlantic America, 1492-1800.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1986.  Vol. 1 of  The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History.  1986- .    (973 M514s)

Muldoon, James.  The Americas in the Spanish World Order: The Justification for Conquest in  the Seventeenth Century.  Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1994.   (325.346 M954a)

Pagden, Anthony.  Lords of All the World: Ideologies of Empire in Spain, Britain and France,  c.1500-c.1800.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1995.  (325.3209 P131L)

Richards, Jeffrey H.  Theater Enough: American Culture and the Metaphor of the World Stage, 1607-1789.  Durham: Duke UP, 1991.   (810.9001 R516t)

Rowse, A.L.  The Elizabethans and America.  London: Macmillan, 1959.  (973.2 R885e)

Seed, Patricia.  Ceremonies of Possession in Europe's Conquest of the New World, 1492-1640.   New York: Cambridge UP, 1995.  (970.01 S451C)

Seelye, John.  Prophetic Waters: The River in Early American Life and Literature.  New York:  Oxford UP, 1977.  (810.9 S452p)

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

Spengemann, William C.  The Adventurous Muse: The Poetics of American Fiction, 1789-1900.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1977.  (813.09 S747a)

Steele, Ian K.  Warpaths: Invasions of North America.  New York: Oxford UP, 1994.  (973 S8141w)

Vaughan, Alden T.  "Early English Paradigms for New World Natives."  Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 102 (1992): 33-67.  (913.7 A51pr)

Vaughan, Alden T., and Virginia Mason Vaughan.  Shakespeare's Caliban: A Cultural History.   New York: Cambridge UP, 1991.  (822.33 U8 V364s)
Wahlgren, Erik.  The Vikings and America.  London: Thames and Hudson, 1986.  (not at Lehigh)

Wiget, Andrew.  "Reading Against the Grain: Origin Stories and American Literary History."  American Literary History 3.2 (1991): 209-31.  (810.5 A5122)

Williams, Robert A., Jr.  The American Indian in Western Legal Thought: The Discourses of Conquest.  New York: Oxford UP, 1990.  (346.73013 W726a)

Williams, William Carlos.  In the American Grain.  New York: New Directions, 1956.  (818.5 W728in)

Wright, Louis B.  Religion and Empire: The Alliance between Piety and Commerce in English Expansion, 1558-1625.  Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1943.  (266 W951r)

Zacher, Christian K.  Curiosity and Pilgrimage: The Literature of  Discovery in Fourteenth-Century England.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1976.  (820.9 Z16c) 

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