Redefining American Literary History

  • Editors: A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff, Jerry W. Ward, Jr.
  • Pages: iv & 406 pp.
  • Published: 1990
  • ISBN: 9780873521888 (Paperback)
  • ISBN: 9780873521871 (Cloth)
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“Essential for any collection in American literature.”


Redefining American Literary History presents seventeen essays and six bibliographies linked, in the words of the introduction, by “a commitment to deal with history and attributes of literature in ways that have been slighted in the making of previous literary histories of the United States.” The volume suggests methods for redefining the American literary canon and emphasizes African American, American Indian, Asian American, Chicano, Hispanic, and Puerto Rican literatures.

Edna Acosta-Belén
Houston A. Baker, Jr.
Juan Bruce-Novoa
Juan Flores
Frances Smith Foster
Robert Hemenway
Nicolás Kanellos
Harold H. Kolb, Jr.
Paul Lauter
Shirley Geok-lin Lim
José E. Limón
Amy Ling
Teresa McKenna
Theresa Meléndez
Jarold Ramsey
John W. Roberts
Linda Ching Sledge
Andrew Wiget
Richard Yarborough