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Chesnutt, Charles Waddell

Henry B. Wonham

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Charles Waddell ChesnuttIntroductionCharles Waddell Chesnutt, a prominent author, lawyer, and civil-rights activist, was born 20 June 1858 in Clevelan...

Child, Lydia Maria

Carolyn L. Karcher

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Lydia Maria Child Introduction Lydia Maria Child, née Francis (b. 1802–d. 1880), the daughter of a baker in Medford, Massachusetts, and almost...

Childhood Studies

Holly Blackford

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Childhood StudiesIntroductionThe term “childhood studies” refers to the growing field of academic study that places the child and childhood at the cen...

Chopin, Kate

Bernard Koloski

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Kate ChopinIntroductionIn the United States and abroad, Kate Chopin (b. 1850–d. 1904) is recognized as one of America’s essential 19th-century authors...

Cisneros, Sandra

Danielle Haque

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Sandra CisnerosIntroductionThe “About the Author” section of Sandra Cisneros’s second book, The House on Mango Street, includes the following descript...

Civil War Literature, 1861–1914

John Casey

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Civil War Literature, 1861–1914IntroductionThe US Civil War (1861–1865) still serves as one of the milestones in American literary history, commonly r...

Clark, Walter Van Tilburg

Jeffrey Chisum

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Walter Van Tilburg ClarkIntroductionWalter Van Tilburg Clark (b. 1909–d. 1971) was born in Maine, but spent his formative years growing up in Reno, Ne...

Cooper, Anna Julia

Shirley Moody-Turner

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Anna Julia CooperIntroductionA renowned educator, author, activist, and scholar, Anna Julia (Haywood) Cooper (b. 1858–d. 1964) was born into slavery o...

Cooper, James Fenimore

Keat Murray

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-10-27

James Fenimore CooperIntroductionThe preeminent American novelist of the first half of the 19th century, James Fenimore Cooper (b. 1789–d. 1851) was a...

Copyright Laws

Melissa Homestead

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Copyright Laws Introduction Copyright law shapes the production, circulation, and reception of literature. In language that has been much deba...

Corridos

Díana Noreen Rivera

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

CorridosIntroductionThe corrido is a significant form of folk music and folk poetry sung by people of Mexican descent that has had a lasting impact on...

Crane, Stephen

Patrick Dooley

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Stephen Crane Introduction Born on 1 November in Newark, New Jersey, Stephen Crane (b. 1871–d. 1900) was the fourteenth and last child of Reve...

Cruz, Sor Juana Inés de la

Natalie Kubasek

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz Introduction Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (b. 1648–d. 1695) was born Juana Ramírez de Asbaje in San Miguel Nepantla, a ...

Cullen, Countee

Jane Kuenz

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Countee CullenIntroductionCountee Cullen was born in 1903, probably in Louisville, Kentucky, though the circumstances are unclear in large part becaus...

Culture, Mass and Popular

Kinohi Nishikawa

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Mass and Popular CultureIntroductionA relatively young tradition in world letters, American literature matured over a period that coincided with the r...

Davis, Rebecca Harding

Robin Cadwallader

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Rebecca Harding Davis Introduction Rebecca Blaine Harding was born 24 June 1831, in Washington, Pennsylvania, at the home of her mother’s sist...

Dawes Severalty Act

Kathleen Washburn

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Dawes Severalty Act Introduction The General Allotment Act or Dawes Severalty Act of 1887 had a dramatic impact on Indian Country in the conte...

de Burgos, Julia

Vanessa Pérez-Rosario

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Julia de BurgosIntroductionJulia de Burgos (b. 1914–d. 1953) is remembered as a revolutionary writer, thinker, and activist. The eldest of thirteen ch...

Delany, Samuel R.

Sean Matharoo

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Samuel R. DelanyIntroductionSamuel R. Delany is a profoundly influential and award-winning African-American gay author, critic, and teacher, whose man...

Dick, Philip K.

Francis Gene-Rowe

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Philip K. DickIntroductionPhilip K. Dick was a central figure of science fiction literature from the 1950s to the 1970s. His novels and short stories ...

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