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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 ...

Dickinson, Emily

Paul Crumbley

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Emily Dickinson Introduction Emily Dickinson was born on 10 December 1830, in the house known as the Homestead, which was built by her paterna...

Disability

Rebecca Sanchez

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

DisabilityIntroductionDisability refers to non-normative physical, intellectual, or psychiatric abilities. As this definition suggests, the category i...

Doctorow, E. L.

Catherine Calloway

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

E. L. DoctorowIntroductionE. L. (Edgar Laurence) Doctorow (b. 1931–d. 2015) is a well-established American writer of twelve novels, three collections ...

Douglass, Frederick

Leigh Fought

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Frederick DouglassIntroductionFrederick Douglass (b. 1818–d. 1895), one of the most eminent African Americans of the 19th century, defies categorizati...

Dreiser, Theodore

Gary Totten

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Theodore Dreiser Introduction Theodore Dreiser (1871–1945) was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, to working-class parents, including a German immi...

Dubus, Andre

Olivia Carr Edenfield

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Andre DubusIntroductionContemporary writer Andre Dubus (b. 1936–d. 1999) published two novels, six collections of short stories / novellas, and two co...

Dunbar-Nelson, Alice

Katherine Adams

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Alice Dunbar-NelsonIntroductionAlice Dunbar-Nelson (b. 1875–d. 1935) was born in New Orleans and raised there by her mother, Patricia Moore, a freedwo...

Dunbar, Paul Laurence

Gene Andrew Jarrett

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Paul Laurence DunbarIntroductionPaul Laurence Dunbar (b. 1872–d. 1906) was the first African American writer born after slavery to make a professional...

Dune and the Dune Series, Frank Herbert’s

Don Riggs

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

Frank Herbert’s Dune and the Dune SeriesIntroductionFrank Herbert was born on 8 October 1920 in Tacoma, Washington, to Frank Patrick Herbert Sr. and E...

Eastman, Charles

Kathleen Washburn

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Charles Eastman Introduction Charles Eastman (b. 1858–d. 1939)was a member of Wahpeton band of the Santee Sioux (Dakotas). When his mother W...

Eaton, Edith Maude (Sui Sin Far)

Ying Xu

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Edith Maude Eaton (Sui Sin Far) Introduction Edith Maude Eaton (b. 1865–d. 1914)—also known by her pen name, Sui Sin Far (meaning “water lily”...

Edwards, Jonathan

Kenneth P. Minkema

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Jonathan EdwardsIntroductionJonathan Edwards (b. 1703–d. 1758) was a pastor, educator, missionary, theologian, and philosopher, born in East Windsor, ...

Eliot, T. S.

Frances Dickey, Ria Banerjee, Christopher McVey, John Morgenstern, Patrick Query, Joshua Richards, Jayme Stayer, Aakanksha Virkar Yates

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

T. S. EliotIntroductionPoet, dramatist, and critic Thomas Stearns Eliot (b. 1888–d. 1965) won fame for such poems as “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufr...

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Robert Habich

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Ralph Waldo EmersonIntroductionRalph Waldo Emerson (b. 1803–d. 1882) was born in Boston to a family with deep roots in New England history. One of fiv...

Environmental Writing

Mark Long

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Environmental WritingIntroductionMost environmental writing in the United States through the 20th century is entangled with the concept of nature—the ...

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