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Published by University of Wisconsin Press in [Madison] .
Written in English



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  • American literature -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- History and criticism,
  • American literature -- Revolutionary period, 1775-1783 -- History and criticism,
  • American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism,
  • Colonies in literature,
  • United States -- Intellectual life -- 18th century,
  • United States -- Intellectual life -- 19th century

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

StatementEverett Emerson, editor.
LC ClassificationsPS185 .E4
The Physical Object
Pagination301 p.
Number of Pages301
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5283025M
ISBN 100299061906
LC Control Number72001378

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