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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...

Kerouac, Jack

Matt Theado

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Jack KerouacIntroductionJack Kerouac (b. 1922–d. 1969) was a novelist and poet whose bestselling novel On the Road is considered an American classic. ...

King, Martin Luther

Cedric Burrows

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Martin Luther KingIntroductionMartin Luther King Jr. (b. 1929–d. 1968) was born Michael King in Atlanta, Georgia. His father, Michael King Sr., was a ...

Kirkland, Caroline

Alexandra Ganser

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Caroline KirklandIntroductionBest known for her books on frontier settlement, A New Home—Who’ll Follow? (1839), Forest Life (1842), and Western Cleari...

Larsen, Nella

Dorothy Stringer

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Nella LarsenIntroductionNella Larsen (b. 1891–d. 1963) was born in Chicago to a white, Danish immigrant mother and a black Virgin Islander father. Her...

Le Guin, Ursula K.

Sandra J. Lindow

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Ursula K. Le GuinIntroductionOne of the most influential voices in contemporary American literature, Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929–d. 2018) began publish...

Lewis, Sinclair

Sally Parry

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Sinclair LewisIntroductionHarry Sinclair Lewis (b. 1885–d. 1951) was an astute critic of American society and the first American to win the Nobel Priz...

Literature, Italian-American

Fred Gardaphe

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Italian American LiteratureIntroductionThe earliest Italian American writers were immigrants who learned English and responded to their experience in ...

London, Jack

Jeanne Campbell Reesman

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Jack London Introduction John Griffith Chaney, later Jack London (b. 1876–d. 1916), was born into a turbulent bohemian world in San Francisco,...

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