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  • Now You See Itby Cathy N. Davidson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    A digital innovator shows how we can thrive in the new technological age. When Cathy Davidson and Duke University gave free iPods to the freshman class in 2003, critics said they were wasting their money. Yet when students in practically every discipline invented academic uses for their music players, suddenly the idea could be seen in a new... more...

  • Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in Americaby Cathy N. Davidson

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 24.99

    Revolution and the Word is the classic study of the co-emergence of the U.S. nation and the new literary genre of the novel. The book remains the foundational study of reading, writing, and publishing in the new republic and provides a unique glimpse of the culture of early America. By looking at everything from publishers' account books to marginalia... more...

  • Charlotte Templeby Susanna Rowson; Cathy N. Davidson

    Oxford University Press, USA 1987; US$ 9.99

    The sentimental novels of the early national period were considered a danger to society and were criticized for the corrupting influence they had on the minds of their mostly young and female audience. They told tales of vice and intrigue that purported to be "based on fact" and also advocated the need for better female education that would... more...

  • A New-England Taleby Catharine Maria Sedgwick; Victoria Clements; Cathy N. Davidson

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 29.99

    Written in 1822, Catharine Sedgwick's first novel concerns the moral and religious development of a young orphan girl in rural New England. It provides an intriguing sketch of the social, political and religious climate of early America. more...

  • American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writingsby Zitkala-Sa; Cathy N. Davidson; Ada Norris

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    Zitkala-Sa wrestled with the conflicting influences of American Indian and white culture throughout her life. Raised on a Sioux reservation, she was educated at boarding schools that enforced assimilation and was witness to major events in white-Indian relations in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Tapping her troubled personal history, Zitkala-Sa created... more...

  • The Coquetteby Hannah W. Foster; Cathy N. Davidson

    Oxford University Press, USA 1987; US$ 9.99

    The Coquette tells the much-publicized story of the seduction and death of Elizabeth Whitman, a poet from Hartford, Connecticut. Written as a series of letters--between the heroine and her friends and lovers--it describes her long, tortuous courtship by two men, neither of whom perfectly suits her. Eliza Wharton (as Whitman is called in the novel)... more...

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