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Literature, American



link to catalog page WEINBERG, The Muckrakers Author: Edited by Arthur Weinberg and Lila Weinberg
Pub Date: May 2001

A challenging call to arms for today’s writers to have the courage of the muckrakers and expose abuse of power wherever they find it   learn more...
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link to catalog page FERBER, Roast Beef, Medium

Roast Beef, Medium

The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney

Author: Edna Ferber
Pub Date: May 2001

The adventures of Emma McChesney: smart, savvy, stylish, divorced mother, and Midwest traveling sales representative for T. A. Buck's Featherloom skirts and petticoats. (UofI’s paperback reprint of Ferber’s So Big has sold close to 7000 copies!)   learn more...
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link to catalog page BRUNVAND, The Truth Never Stands in the Way of a Good Story Author: Jan Harold Brunvand
Pub Date: 2001

Don't believe everything you hear   learn more...
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link to catalog page EBERLY, Citizen Critics

Citizen Critics

Literary Public Spheres

Author: Rosa A. Eberly
Pub Date: February 2000

How four rancorous censorship debates changed the way we talk about controversial books   learn more...
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link to catalog page POE, Complete Poems Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Pub Date: September 2000

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link to catalog page BARNUM, The Life of P. T. Barnum, Written by Himself Author: Phineas T. Barnum Introduction by Terence Whalen
Pub Date: August 2000

In this first reprinting in paperback of Barnum's “original” biography, it will be easy to understand how he was able to create the “Greatest Show on Earth,” a show as outrageous and entertaining as Barnum himself   learn more...
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link to catalog page VAN VECHTEN, Nigger Heaven Author: Carl Van Vechten
Pub Date: January 2000

A controversial but appealing, amusing, and vivacious celebration of Harlem and the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s   learn more...
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link to catalog page POE, Tales and Sketches, vol. 1: 1831-1842 Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Pub Date: September 2000

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link to catalog page POE, Tales and Sketches, vol. 2: 1843-1849 Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Pub Date: September 2000

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link to catalog page PHELPS, Three Spiritualist Novels Author: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Pub Date: September 2000

A fascinating trilogy of novels that delineates the afterlife as viewed from the “Spiritualist” perspective--a movement that was very strong in the 19th century and still has adherents today   learn more...
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