For courses in American Literary Survey. This leading, two-volume anthology represents America's literary heritage from the colonial times of William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of Saul Bellow and Alice Walker. This anthology is best known for its solid headnotes and introductions as well as a balance approach to selections. New! Editorial Team New lead editor James S. Leonard, The Citadel, and additional editors Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Stanford; David Bradley, University of Oregon; Dana D. Nelson, Vanderbilt University; and Joseph Csicsila, Eastern Michigan University. Please refer to author bios for additional information on the editorial team. New! Sections on "Reading the Historical Context" and "Reading the Critical Context" to collect pertinent works in those categories from authors (such as Jefferson, Poe, and Melville) represented by other selections in the anthology and from additional authors whose writings provide valuable context for the anthology's literary selections. Provides students with contextual materials to engage them in the reading and help them understand the work in terms of the period in which it was written. New! Native American authors focus the anthology on specifically identifiable speakers and authors firmly anchored in the historical context. The increased connection to historical context is also evident in the number of new selections by other authors that relate specifically to historical events and situations. New authors include Constitution of the Five Nations of the Iroquois League, Samson Occom (Mohegan), Red Jacket (Seneca), Black Hawk (Sauk), Elias Boudinot (Cherokee), William Apess (Pequot), and John Rollin Ridge (Cherokee). This focused treatment of Native American authors identifies individual authors and avoids focusing on myths and legends. New! More women and multicultural authors. New authors include Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá, George Moses Horton, Josiah Henson, James M. Whitfield, William Wells Brown, John P. Parker, William Wells Brown, James M. Whitfield, Maria Stewart, Frances E.W. Harper, Penina Moďse, Emma Lazarus, Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments, Susanna Haswell Rowson, Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney, Lydia Maria Child, Judith Sargent Murray, and Hannah Webster Foster. Introduces students to more authors and their works, and gives them a more complete presentation of the history of American literature. New!- Expanded and revised chronological chart. Updated to include all new authors. Helps students associate literary works with historical, political, technological, and cultural development. New!- Revised headnotes and selections for many authors- Bibliographies and headnotes have been udpated to reflect new scholarship. Provides students with the most up-to-date scholarship in American literature. . New!- Revised period introductions and explanatory headnotes and footnotes. Updated to incorporate new authors. Links the works and authors of a period, while providing students with additional insights into each selection. Package a Penguin Program-Prentice Hall is proud to offer select Penguin Trade books at a reduced price when packaged with a Prentice Hall literature title. Promotes the inclusion of additional longer works and enables professors to add a variety of authors to the course. Many works in their entirety. Enables students to get to know the work and its author better by reading it in its entirety. Multiple selections by authors. Allows students to compare and contrast different works.