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  • New Essays on Phillis Wheatleyby John C. Shields; Eric D. Lamore

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 60.00

    The first African American to publish a book on any subject, poet Phillis Wheatley (1753??1784) has long been denigrated by literary critics who refused to believe that a black woman could produce such dense, intellectual work, let alone influence Romantic-period giants like Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Indeed, Thomas Jefferson once declared that ?the... more...

  • The Lily Pondby Mike Barnes

    Biblioasis 2008; US$ 17.95

    A memoir that explores the author's thirty-plus years of living with bipolar disorder. more...

  • Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanackby Benjamin Franklin; Dave Barry

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    Franklin?s Autobiography is one of the most famous works in American literature. He started it as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but soon it was transformed into a work of history, both personal and national, revealing Franklin as the man who, as Herman Melville said, possessed ?deep worldly wisdom and polished Italian tact,... more...

  • Criss Cross, Double Crossby Norma Charles

    Dundurn 2002; US$ 6.95

    Star Girl flies again! Trouble develops in 1949 in B.C. when the teachers go on strike. Will Sophie have to endure as an outcast? Or will she save the day with a daring rescue? more...

  • Complete Writingsby Phillis Wheatley; Vincent Carretta

    Penguin Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    The extraordinary writings of Phillis Wheatley, a slave girl turned published poet In 1761, a young girl arrived in Boston on a slave ship, sold to the Wheatley family, and given the name Phillis Wheatley. Struck by Phillis' extraordinary precociousness, the Wheatleys provided her with an education that was unusual for a woman of the time and astonishing... more...

  • Death of a Nationby David W. Noble; George Lipsitz

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 70.50

    In Death of a Nation, David Noble presents the culmination of decades of thought in a sweeping treatise on the shaping of contemporary American studies and an eloquent summation of his distinguished career. more...

  • Undergraduate's Companion to American Writers and Their Web Sites, Theby Larry Hinman

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 37.00

    An outstanding research guide for undergraduate students of American literature, this best-selling book is essential when it comes to researching American authors. Bracken and Hinman identify and describe the best and most current sources, both in print and online, for nearly 300 American writers whose works are included in the most frequently used... more...

  • Musingby Jonathan Locke Hart

    Athabasca University Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Musing is a book of sonnets. Working within the framework of a classic poetic form, Jonathan Locke Hart embarks on an extended meditation on our rootedness in landscape and in the past. As sonnets, the poems are a mixture of tradition and innovation. Throughout, Hart deftly interweaves European culture with North American... more...