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American Literature: Colonial and 18th Century

A guide to American Literature tools and resources.

Subject Headings

Use the following subject headings to search for books, periodicals, and electronic resources in the Primo Library Catalog:


American literature--17th century

American literature--17th century--History and criticism

American literature--18th century

American literature--18th century--History and criticism

American fiction--18th century

American fiction--18th century--History and criticism

American literature--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

American literature--Revolutionary period, 1775-1783

Colonial and Native American Literature

Colonies in Literature

American literature--Indian authors--History and criticism

Indian literature--History and criticism

Indian captivities

Captivity narratives--America

African American Literature

Slavery in literature

Slave narratives--United States

African Americans in literature

Slaves' writings, American

Women Writers

Women and literature--United States--History--17th century

Women and literature--United States--History--18th century

Research Databases

Digital Archives and Projects