AMERICAN  CIVILIZATION     

INTRODUCTION          SYLLABUS                           PROJECTS

STUDY GUIDES              American History           American Culture           American Literature        American Autobiography        Native-American Autobioghraphy       American Cinema

LECTURES                         READINGS                         DISCUSSION

HISTORY                           (Ancient-Postclassical-E Modern-19th-20th)       POL(Government-Military)       SOC(Class-Gender)       ECO(Innovation-Trade)       CUL(Sci-Art-Rel-Phi-Lit)
CULTURE                          (Ancient-Postclassical-E Modern-19th-20th )      VERBAL(Lit-Lng-Script-Myth-Folklore)      VISUAL(Pnt-Sclp-Arch)       PERFORMING(Dnc-Mus-Thea-Cin)           
LITERATURE                                                                     (E Modern-19th-20th)        GENRES  ( Poetry - Drama - Fiction - Autobiography -Essay )

LITERARY  ENCYCLOPEDIA        (Authors-Works-Characters)

Period I:  Beginnings to 1760 – Pre-Colonial and Colonial
Introduction
Topic 1: Indian Oral Literature
Topic 2: Alvar Cabeza de Vaca (c. 1490-c. 1557)
Topic 3: John Smith (1580-1631)
Topic 4: William Bradford (1590-1657)
Topic 5: John Winthrop (1588-1649)
Topic 6: Puritan Poetry – Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor
Topic 7: Samuel Sewall (1652-1730)
Topic 8: Mary Rowlandson (c. 1635-1711)
Topic 9: Jonathan Edwards (1703-58)
Topic 10: Elizabeth Ashbridge (1713-55)

Period II: 1760-1830 – Revolutionary and Romantic
Introduction
Topic 11: Benjamin Franklin (1706-90)
Topic 12: John Woolman (1720-72)|
Topic 13: J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur (1735-1813)
Topic 14: John and Abigail Adams (1735-1826, 1744-1818)
Topic 15: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Topic 16: Samson Occom (1723-92)
Topic 17: Olaudah Equiano (1745-97)
Topic 18: Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784)
Topic 19: Washington Irving (1783-1859)
Topic 20: James Fennimore Cooper (1789-1851)
Topic 21: Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864) & Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (1800-43)

Period III:  1830-65 – The American Renaissance
Introduction
Topic 22: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)
Topic 23: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64)
Topic 24: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49)
Topic 25: Margaret Fuller (1810-50)
Topic 26: Fanny Fern (1811-72)
Topic 27: Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-96)
Topic 28: Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-97)
Topic 29: Henry David Thoreau (1817-62)
Topic 30: Frederick Douglass (1818-95)
Topic 31: Herman Melville (1819-91)
Topic 32: Walt Whitman (1819-92)
Topic 33: Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

Period IV: Realism and Naturalism (1865-1920)
Introduction
Topic 34: Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Topic 35: William Dean Howells (1837-1920)
Topic 36: Henry James (1843-1916)
Topic 37: Regionalism
Topic 38: Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
Topic 39: W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
Topic 40: Edward Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)
Topic 41: Frank Norris (1870-1902)
Topic 42: Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
Topic 43: Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945)
Topic 44: Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
Topic 45: Jack London (1876-1916)

Period V: 1920-1965 – American Modern
Introduction
Topic 46:  Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
Topic 47:  Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)
Topic 48:  Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Topic 49:  Vachel Lindsay  (1879-1931)
Topic 50:  Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)
Topic 51:  William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
Topic 52:  Ezra Pound (1885-1972)
Topic 53:  T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
Topic 54:  Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953)
Topic 55:  Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)
Topic 56:  E.E. Cummings (1894-1962)
Topic 57:  F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
Topic 58:  William Faulkner (1897-1962)
Topic 59:  Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
Topic 60:  Langston Hughes  (1902-67)
Topic 61:  Richard Wright  (1908-60)
Topic 62:  Tennessee Williams  (1911-83)
Topic 63:  Arthur Miller (1915-2005)

Period VI: 1965-Present – Post-Modern
Introduction
Topic 64:  Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79)
Topic 65:  Ralph Ellison (1914-94)
Topic 66:  Robert Lowell (1917-77)
Topic 67:  Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)
Topic 68:  Richard Wilbur (1921—
Topic 69:  Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)
Topic 70: Norman Mailer (1923-2007)
Topic 71: James Baldwin (1924-87)
Topic 72:  Flannery O’Connor (1925-64)
Topic 73:  Allen Ginsberg  (1926-97)
Topic 74:  Edward Albee  (1928—
Topic 75:  Adrienne Rich (1929—
Topic 76:  Gary Snyder (1930—
Topic 77:  N. Scott Momaday  (1934—
Topic 78:  Maxine Hong Kingston (1940—
Topic 79:  Marilynne Robinson (1943—
Topic 80:  Alice Walker (1944--