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Bibliographic note.

An authoritative account of American Literature to the close of the Revolution is given in M. C. Tyler's History of American literature during the colonial time, 2 volumes (1878) and Literary history of the American Revolution, 2 volumes (1897). For a general survey see Barrett Wendell, A literary history of America (1900), W. P. Trent, American literature (1903), G. E. Woodberry, America in literature (1903), W. C. Bronson, A short history of American literature (1903), with an excellent bibliography, W. B. Cairns, History of American literature (1912), W. P. Trent and J. Erskine, Great American writers (1912), and W. Riley, American thought (1915). The most recent and authoritative account is to be found in The Cambridge history of American literature, 3 volumes edited by Trent, Erskine, Sherman, and Van Doren.

The best collection of American prose and verse is E. C. Stedman and E. M. Hutchinson's Library of American literature, 11 volumes (1888-1890). For verse alone, see E. C. Stedman, An American Anthology (1900), and W. C. Bronson, American poems, 1625-1892 (1912). For criticism of leading authors, note W. C. Brownell, American prose masters (1909), and Stedman, Poets of America (1885).

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