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American Literature I: Beginnings through 1865

Resources for Context

Resources on this page will help you answer these questions:

► How was your text produced and received?  What is its composition history?  Who published it? What did readers say about it at the time it was published?

► What was going on historically, politically, socially, and aesthetically at the time your work was written and published that may play a role in our understanding of it?

Archives & Primary Sources

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