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Helen Hunt Jackson, poet and author.

Helen Hunt Jackson Biography

Helen Maria Hunt Jackson (1831-1885) was an American poet and novelist and advocate for improved treatment of Native Americans by the United States government. She is best known for Ramona, a novel about the plight...

September Poems

September Poems

One of my favorite September poems is a story by Quaker poet, John Greenleaf Whittier. Barbara Frietchie by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892) Up from the meadows rich with corn, Clear in the cool September...

William Cullen Bryant, American Poet and Journalist

William Cullen Bryant Biography

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT (1794-1878), American poet and journalist, was born at Cummington, a farming village in the Hampshire hills of western Massachusetts, on the 3rd of November 1794. He was the second son of...

John Greenleaf Whittier - America's Quaker Poet

John Greenleaf Whittier Biography

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), America’s “Quaker poet” of freedom, faith and the sentiment of the common people, was born in a Merrimack Valley farmhouse, Haverhill, Massachusetts, on the 17th of December 1807. Family Ancestry &...

Fitzgerald Collection at USC

Fitzgerald Collection at USC

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Collection at the University of South Carolina A fascinating F. Scott Fitzgerald Collection of documents has been made available online. According to the library’s description, “This F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary website was launched...

Nathaniel Hawthorne Biography

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was an American author, best known for The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. Hawthorne resources for EIL 3.4.

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American Transcendentalist poet and writer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Biography

Biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) by Dr. Ann Woodlief Ralph Waldo Emerson is truly the center of the American transcendental movement, setting out most of its ideas and values in a little book, Nature,...

Henry David Thoreau Biography

Henry David Thoreau Biography

Henry David Thoreau Biography by Dr. Ann Woodlief Henry David Thoreau was a complex man of many talents who worked hard to shape his craft and his life, seeing little difference between them. Born...

Mark Twain, as photographed by A.F. Bradley, c. 1907, from the Library of Congress.

Mark Twain Biography (1911)

American author Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) is best known for his humorous stories, many taking place on or near the great Mississippi River.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Biography

Family and boyhood Early career and travels A Harvard professor Evangeline Other important works Struck by tragedy Writing until the end Description of the man Longfellow’s poetry His character Sources Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Biography...

Benjamin Franklin Biography (1911)

Benjamin Franklin Biography (1911)

Benjamin Franklin Biography Family history and education Writing and printing career Helping his fellow man Fight against the Stamp Act Continental Congress Colonial diplomacy in France Making peace Franklin in person Life philosophy Printing...

James Russell Lowell - American Poet

James Russell Lowell Biography (1911)

Family history and childhood Early work and romance Literature, reform, and family life The Biglow Papers Family tragedies Teaching and traveling The Atlantic Monthly Work abroad End of life Overview of writings and influence...

Cathy Duffy Review of Excellence in Literature

Cathy Duffy Review of Excellence in Literature

Cathy Duffy Review of Excellence in Literature Cathy Duffy has posted a thoughtful review of Excellence in Literature on her website. In case you are not familiar with Duffy, she is the author of...

Level 3 Resource Updates

Level 3 Resource Updates

American Literature Updates Due to the ever-changing nature of the Internet, online resources often move unexpectedly to new addresses. Here are the updates for Level 3: American Literature that have happened since the most...

Honors Texts for American Literature

Honors Texts for American Literature

Honors Texts for American Literature (E3) The Honors Track for American Literature is outlined in the study guide, and involves additional reading and writing and an optional exam. Another way you can use the honors texts is if...

Notes From American Farmer Letters by Crevecoeur

Notes From American Farmer Letters by Crevecoeur

Letters From An American Farmer J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur COLOPHON Text: Letters From An American Farmer, by J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, reprinted from the originial ed., with a prefatory note...

Appendix 1 from American Farmer Letters by Crevecoeur

Appendix 1 from American Farmer Letters by Crevecoeur

Letters From An American Farmer J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur COLOPHON Text: Letters From An American Farmer, by J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, reprinted from the original ed., with a prefatory note...

Old Catalog Location

Old Catalog Location

The Catalog Has Moved! The current catalog is here: https://www.excellence-in-literature.com/catalog If you are looking for Transcripts Made Easy or other books published by Everyday Education, you may visit that website to learn more: www.Everyday-Education.com...

American Literature Videos

American Literature Videos

Videos referenced in American Literature (E3): Module 1 William Zeitler plays the glass armonica (an instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin) Module 2 Poe’s poem “The Raven” read aloud by Christopher Walken, combined with Gustave...

American Literature Texts

American Literature Texts

English III: American Literature, A Survey Course What does American Literature cover? American Literature is a college-preparatory chronological literature survey course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for...

Poetry by Walt Whitman

Poetry by Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman Poetry Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works....

Hope by Emily Dickinson

Hope by Emily Dickinson

Hope Emily Dickinson Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune–without the words, And never stops at all,   And sweetest in the gale is heard; And...