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H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)

Lara Vetter

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)IntroductionH.D. (b. 1886–d. 1961) was an American modernist writer whose career spanned over five decades. Born Hilda Doolittle...

Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins

Elizabeth Cali, Joycelyn K. Moody

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Frances Ellen Watkins HarperIntroductionFrances Ellen Watkins Harper (b. 24 September 1825–d. 22 February 1911) is one of the most studied African Ame...

Harte, Bret

Gary Scharnhorst

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

Bret HarteIntroductionBret Harte (b. 1837–d. 1902), long regarded as a pioneering western American local colorist, is best-known today for half a doze...

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Michael Martin, Samuel Coale

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Nathaniel HawthorneIntroductionUnlike Dickinson, Melville, and Thoreau, who are now viewed as classic American authors, Nathaniel Hawthorne and his wo...

Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody

Jana Argersinger

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Sophia Peabody HawthorneIntroductionIn 1809, Sophia Amelia Peabody was born in Salem, Massachusetts, to an old and distinguished New England family, t...

Hellman, Lillian

Kelly Reames

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Lillian HellmanIntroductionWith the success of The Children’s Hour in 1934 and The Little Foxes in 1939, Lillian Hellman (b. 1905–d. 1984) became the ...

Hemingway, Ernest

Sara Kosiba

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Ernest Hemingway Introduction Ernest Hemingway (b. 1899–d. 1961) was born in Oak Park, Illinois, and spent his formative years there. In addit...

Higginson, Ella Rhoads

Laura Laffrado

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

Ella Rhoads HigginsonIntroductionElla Rhoads Higginson (b. 1862?–d. 1940) was born in Council Grove, Kansas, a launching point for westward movement o...

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

Sandra Petrulionis

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Thomas Wentworth HigginsonIntroductionThomas Wentworth Higginson (b. 1823–d. 1911) was a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Harvard...

Hughes, Langston

Vera Kutzinski

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Langston HughesIntroductionBorn James Langston Hughes in Joplin, Missouri, Langston Hughes (b. 1902–d. 1967) was likely the most influential writer wh...

Imagism

Charles Molesworth

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Imagism Introduction In London in 1908, T. E. Hulme was elected secretary of the newly founded Poets’ Club, where he soon met Ezra Pound, who ...

Indian Removal

Angela Calcaterra

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Indian RemovalIntroduction“Indian Removal” refers to the forced migration of Indigenous communities from their homelands in what is currently the Unit...

Irving, Washington

Jeffrey Scraba

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2020-10-28

Washington IrvingIntroductionWashington Irving (b. 1783–d. 1859) had a long and diverse career as an author and public figure. Irving first published ...

James, Henry

Daniel Mark Fogel

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Henry JamesIntroductionHenry James (b. 1843–d. 1916) was born in New York City fifteen months after his brother William, the philosopher and psycholog...

Jefferson, Thomas

Kevin J. Hayes

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Thomas JeffersonIntroductionA chronological list of the various positions Thomas Jefferson held over the course of his lengthy public career can serve...

Jen, Gish

Kyoko Amano

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Gish JenIntroductionGish Jen was born Lillian Jen on 12 August 1955 in New York City to Chinese immigrant parents from Shanghai, Norman and Agnes. The...

Jesuit Relations

Micah True

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Jesuit RelationsIntroductionAs Jesuit missionaries fanned out across the globe during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, they sent accounts of their ...

Jewett, Sarah Orne

Terry Heller

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Sarah Orne JewettIntroductionTheodora Sarah Orne Jewett (b. 1849–d. 1909) grew up in South Berwick, Maine, the middle daughter of a respected physicia...

Johnson, Charles

Keith Byerman

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Charles Johnson Introduction Charles Richard Johnson (b. 1948) was born in Evanston, Illinois. He demonstrated a talent for drawing at an earl...

Johnson, James Weldon

Michael Nowlin

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

James Weldon JohnsonIntroductionJames Weldon Johnson (b. 1871–d. 1938) was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. After graduating with a BA from A...

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