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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,...

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Christoph Irmscher

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Introduction It is not an exaggeration to say that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (b. 1807–d. 1882) was one of the worl...

Lost Generation

Craig Monk

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Lost GenerationIntroductionThough first intended to denote Americans brought to Europe by the First World War, the “Lost Generation” refers to writers...

Lowell, Amy

Melissa Bradshaw

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Amy Lowell Introduction Amy Lowell (b. 1874–d. 1925) was an American poet, critic, and lecturer. She is most closely identified with the Imagi...

Magazines, Nineteenth-Century American

Ashlyn Stewart, Kenneth M. Price

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Nineteenth-Century American MagazinesIntroductionStudying the literature, history, or culture of 19th-century America often requires one to read magaz...

Mailer, Norman

Maggie McKinley

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Norman MailerIntroductionNorman Mailer (b. 1923–d. 2007) was one of the most prolific American writers of the 20th century. Born in Long Branch, New J...

Manifest Destiny

Carolyn Kuchera

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Manifest DestinyIntroductionSimply defined, manifest destiny refers to the 19th-century doctrine that the expansion of the United States across the co...

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