Overview – Outline of American Literature Index

As a context resource for the American Literature study guide (English 3 from the Excellence in Literature curriculum) we offer these chapters from the Outline of American Literature, a public-domain American Literature textbook published by the U. S. State Department.

Outline of American Literature Index

by Katheryn VanSpanckeren

The Declaration of Independence, John Trumbull's famous painting in the US Capitol.

Declaration of Independence
John Trumbull, 1819

Kathryn VanSpanckeren, professor of English at the University of Tampa, has lectured in American literature widely abroad, and is former director of the Fulbright-sponsored Summer Institute in American Literature for international scholars. Her publications include poetry and scholarship. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Ph.D. from Harvard University.


You can read more chapters and explore further at the official website for Outline of American Literature.

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