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American Literary Studies; Race and Ethnicity
"The early history of African American poetry, from the first recorded poem by an African American (Lucy Terry Prince's 'Bars Fight', c.1746) to the major poets of the nineteenth century, including Paul Laurence Dunbar and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper."
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Language; American Literary Studies; American History; Race and Ethnicity
"When complete, the collection will include more than 250 plays, of which some 50% have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays." -- home page
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American Literary Studies; Race and Ethnicity
The first African American novel, Clotel was published when its author was still legally a slave. This digital edition presents, for the first time together, the full extant texts of the novel's four versions, published between 1853 and 1867. Imaged and coded, the fully searchable texts may be read individually or in parallel and are accompanied by generous biographical, critical, and historical commentary as well as line-by-line annotations and textual collation.
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General and Reference Works; American Literary Studies; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Provides access to biographical essays focusing on all genres and time periods of American and British literature and selected other literatures. Essays discuss the lives and careers of authors and summarize critical responses to their work.
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American Literary Studies
Unpublished in book form in her lifetime, the poems of Emily Dickinson nonetheless enjoyed an extensive distribution - through her letters. More than one-third of her poems appeared in her letters to family and friends. Emily Dickinson's Correspondences brings these letters together in a single XML-based archive. The initial installment will contain more than 400 letters, covering Emily's correspondence with her sister Susan, with 1,300 letters to follow in future installments. Search by date, genre, manuscript features, linked publications, and full text; Each letter presented with complete transcription and digitized scan of the holograph manuscript; Complete editorial and bibliographical notes; Regular updates to content and functionality; 24/7 online access, with no special hardware or hosting required; This is an opportunity to read the poems as they first appeared, and to examine more deeply than ever the life from which they sprang.
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American Literary Studies; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; Race and Ethnicity
Latino Literature (LALI) contains drama, prose and poetry by Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and other Latin writers working in the United States. When complete this database will include 100,000 pages of fiction and poetry and 450 plays. The vast majority of the materials are from the Chicano Renaissance to the present. About 30% of the database is previously unpublished or rare materials.
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American Literary Studies
Twentieth Century American Poetry is a growing collection of poetry written by the most important and influential poets of the 20th century. Many contemporary writers of America's 80s and 90s, who have gained recognition through national poetry awards or inclusion within leading print anthologies, are also represented.
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American Literary Studies
A collection of poetry written by the most important and influential African-American poets of the 20th century. Includes the complete text of each poem and any integral textual images or illustrations, as well as any accompanying text, such as dedications, notes, acknowledgements, prefaces, introductions, epigraphs.
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American Literary Studies
One of America's most startling fluid texts, Herman Melville's Typee exists in multiple critically diverse versions, in both manuscript and print. Based on the recently discovered working draft of Typee, this electronic edition offers digital images, a transcription of each manuscript page, corresponding print texts, and a dynamic reading text, which allows readers to inspect the revision sequences and narratives of more than 1000 revision sites.