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Concise Anthology of American Literature, 7th Edition

Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Prentice Hall


This concise version of a leading, two-volume anthology represents America's literary heritage from the colonial times of William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of Toni Morrison and David Mamet.

Supported by rich contextual information–both historical and critical–as well as solid headnotes and instructions, the Concise Anthology offers a balanced approach to American literature.  Canonical authors like Melville, Hawthorne, Dickinson, and Whitman are joined by a wide array of selections by women and writers of color, including both African Americans and Native Americans.