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Gaines, Ernest

Valerie Babb

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Ernest GainesIntroductionWith the publication of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman in 1971, Ernest J. Gaines (b. 15 January 1933) was acknowledge...

Garland, Hamlin

Keith Newlin

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Hamlin GarlandIntroductionHamlin Garland (b. 1860–d. 1940) was born in West Salem, Wisconsin, and in his youth moved to a number of prairie farms in I...

Garrison, William Lloyd

Enrico Dal Lago

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

William Lloyd GarrisonIntroductionWilliam Lloyd Garrison (1805–1879) was the most prominent white advocate of immediate abolition of slavery of his ge...

Gibson, William

Mathias Nilges

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

William GibsonIntroductionCanadian-American author William Gibson was born on March 17, 1948, in Conway, South Carolina. In 1968, Gibson moved to Toro...

Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

Gary Scharnhorst

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Introduction Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a.k.a. Charlotte Anna Perkins and Charlotte Perkins Stetson (b. 1860–d. 1935),...

Ginsberg, Allen

Matt Theado

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Allen GinsbergIntroductionIrwin Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926–d. 1997) was born in Newark, New Jersey, to a high school teacher father who published poetry ...

Glasgow, Ellen

Catherine Rainwater

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Ellen GlasgowIntroductionEllen Glasgow (b. 1873–d. 1945) was born in Richmond, Virginia. She enjoyed a career spanning nearly half a century as the au...

Gold, Mike

David Roessel

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Mike GoldIntroductionMike Gold (or Michael Gold; he used both names on published works) was born Itzok Granich in the Jewish East Side of New York in ...

González, Jovita

Melina Vizcaino-Aleman

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Jovita GonzálezIntroductionJovita González (b. 1904–d. 1983) was a South Texas Mexican American woman and descendant of Spanish colonizers of the Rio ...

Graphic Narratives in the U.S.

Daniel Worden

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Graphic Narratives in the United States Introduction The more common term to describe the texts that fall under the heading of “Graphic Narrat...

Great Awakening(s)

Zachary Hutchins

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Great Awakening(S) Introduction In the 19th century, religious historians coined the term great awakening to describe a series of widespread e...

Griggs, Sutton

Tess Chakkalakal

Subject: American Literature »

Date Added: 2018-06-27

Sutton GriggsIntroductionSutton Elbert Griggs (b. 1872–d. 1933) was born in Chatfield, Texas, and educated in a public school in Dallas. The son of Em...

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, 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...

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