American Literature After 1865

This webliography is designed to assist students and faculty researching American literature following the Civil War era. This page was constructed to support EN177 but also serves as a general reference guide to selected authors and works. Resources here reflect biographical sites, online works, and literary criticism.

Featured authors in the course, listed chronologically:

Walt Whitman -- Leaves of Grass

Charles Eastman -- From the Deep Woods to Civilization

Frederick Jackson Turner -- Significance of the Frontier in American History

Stephen Crane -- Maggie, A Girl of the Streets

Kate Chopin -- The Awakening

William Carlos Williams

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)

Marianne Moore

E.E. Cummings

Louise Bogan

Ernest Hemingway -- In Our Time

Nella Larsen -- Passing

Claude McKay

Langston Hughes


Gwendolyn Bennett

Anne Spencer

Arthur Miller -- Death of a Salesman

Mary McCarthy -- Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

Adrienne Rich

Sylvia Plath

Audre Lorde

Grace Paley -- Conversation with my Father

N.Scott Momaday -- Way to Rainy Mountain

Denise Chavez -- Last of the Menu Girls

John Irving -- The Water-Method Man

Major Themes of Course

U.S. Imperialism


The Suffrage Movement

Modernism in America

The Harlem Renaissance

The Cold War

Second Wave Feminism and Postmodernism


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