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Title The Oxford handbook of early American literature / edited by Kevin J. Hayes.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.

Subject American literature -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Revolutionary period, 1775-1783 -- History and criticism.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Alt Name Hayes, Kevin J.
Add Title Early American literature
Description xv, 636 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Literature of exploration / E. Thomson Shields Jr. -- Captain John Smith / Steven Olsen-Smith -- Promotion literature / Karen Schramm -- Puritan historians and historiography / Naoki Onishi -- New England poetry / Ronald A. Bosco and Jillmarie Murphy -- Captivity literature / Lorrayne Carroll -- Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awakening / Thomas S. Kidd -- Augustan American verse / Chris Beyers -- Picaresque travel narratives / Daniel Royot -- Dr. Alexander Hamilton / Kevin J. Hayes -- Indian voices in early American literature / Joshua David Bellin -- Scientific discourse / Susan Scott Parrish -- Newspapers and magazines / Christine A. Modey -- Print and manuscript culture / Carla Mulford -- Early American libraries / Sarah Fatherly -- Diaries / Kevin J. Berland -- Early American autobiography / Susan Clair Imbarrato -- Early American slave narratives / April Langley -- Benjamin Franklin / Kevin J. Hayes -- Early American drama / Jason Shaffer -- Literature of politics / Frank Shuffelton -- Revolutionary verse / Colin Wells -- Beginnings of the American novel / Melissa J. Homestead -- Crèvecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer / David J. Carlson -- History as literature / Ed White -- Place of natural history in early American literature / Kevin J. Hayes.
ISBN 9780195187274 (cloth : alk. paper)
019518727X (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC # 132584511
Table of Contents
 Introduction / Kevin J. Hayes3
Pt. IExploration and Promotion 
1The Literature of Exploration / E. Thomson Shields Jr.23
2Captain John Smith / Steven Olsen-Smith47
3Promotion Literature / Karen Schramm69
Pt. IIDevotional Literature 
4Puritan Historians and Historiography / Naoki Onishi93
5New England Poetry / Ronald A. Bosco, Jillmarie Murphy115
6Captivity Literature / Lorrayne Carroll143
7Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awakening / Thomas S. Kidd169
Pt. IIIThe Augustan Age in America 
8Augustan American Verse / Chris Beyers189
9Picaresque Travel Narratives / Daniel Royot215
10Dr. Alexander Hamilton / Kevin J. Hayes239
11Indian Voices in Early American Literature / Joshua David Bellin257
12Scientific Discourse / Susan Scott Parrish279
Pt. IVContexts of Reading 
13Newspapers and Magazines / Christine A. Modey301
14Print and Manuscript Culture / Carla Mulford321
15Early American Libraries / Sarah Fatherly345
Pt. VExpressions of Individuality 
16Diaries / Kevin J. Berland371
17Early American Autobiography / Susan Clair Imbarrato395
18Early American Slave Narratives / April Langley415
19Benjamin Franklin / Kevin J. Hayes431
Pt. VIThe Revolutionary Era 
20Early American Drama / Jason Shaffer453
21The Literature of Politics / Frank Shuffelton477
22Revolutionary Verse / Colin Wells505
Pt. VIILate Eighteenth-Century Prose 
23The Beginnings of the American Novel / Melissa J. Homestead527
24Crevecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer / David J. Carlson547
25History as Literature / Ed White569
26The Place of Natural History in Early American Literature / Kevin J. Hayes593

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