From the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time In Eleven Volumes
Compiled and Edited by Edmund Clarence Stedman and Ellen Mackay Hutchinson
This extraordinary man-woman editorial partnership revived neglected works and created the essential reference for American studies for generations of scholars. The 6000 pages of the 11 volumes contain over 2500 selections by more than 1100 authors. The countrys growth is tracedin every genrethrough representative writings from the Great Awakenings, Independence, National Literature, the American Renaissance, the slavery debate, dialect writings, and the growth of the sciences, interspersed with over 1200 poems.