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Course Overview

A chronological survey of American literature from 1645 to 1900. Considers the lives of authors and the societal forces that may have affected their writings. Students also read two modern plays about early American culture.

This course is designed for high-school juniors or seniors.


English 9 and 10, and First Semester of American Lit. strongly suggested, but not required.

Required Materials

The following textbook is required for this course:

Pearson Prentice Hall. Prentice Hall Literature—The American Experience. Penguin Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007. ISBN 978-0-13-131719-2

Also you will read

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. Bantam Dell/Random House. 2003. ISBN 978-0-553-21009-5
[Note: You may use any edition, simply be aware that page references may vary slightly.]

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