Appendix 2. lists for study and reading
I. General authorities and References
(A)C. F. Richardson's American literature, 2 vols., G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1887. M. C. Tyler's History of American literature during the Colonial time, 2 vols., G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1878. M. C. Tyler's Literary history of the American Revolution, 2 vols., G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1897. Wendell's Literary history of America, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901.
(B)E. A. and G. L. Duyckinck's Cyclopedia of American literature, 2 vols., Charles Scribner, 1855. E. C. Stedman and E. M. Hutchinson's Library of American literature, 11 vols., Webster & Co., 1887-90. E. C. Stedman's American Anthology, Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1900.
Ii. Special authorities and references
Chapter 1: the Puritan writers
(A)Campbell's Anne Bradstreet and her time, D. Lothrop & Co., 1891. B. Wendell's Cotton Mather, the Puritan Priest, “Makers of America series,” 1891. Allen's Jonathan Edwards, “American religious leaders Se-ries,” 1889.
(B)The works of Anne Bradstreet in prose and verse, edited by D. H. Ellis, Charlestown, 1867. Mather's Magnalia, 2 vols., Hartford, 1853. Jonathan Edwards's Works, Carvill (New York), 1830. (There is also a Bohn edition, 2 vols.) Many selections from other works in this period will be found in Stedman and Hutchinson; and not a few in Tyler.
Chapter 2: the secular writers
A.M. S. Austin's Life of Freneau. The Federalist, edited by Paul Leicester Ford, 1897.
(B)Sarah Knight's Journal, reprinted in Albany, 1865. The Diary of Samuel Sewall, Mass. Hist. Soc., 1878-1882. Philip Freneau's Poems, reprinted by J. R. Smith (London), 1861. Sneath and Trumbull's McFingal, edited by B. J. Lossing, New York, 1880. Works of Fisher Ames, 2 vols., Little, Brown & Co., 1854.
Chapter 3: the Philadelphia period
(A)McMaster's Life of Franklin, “American men of letters series,” 1887. Morse's Life of Franklin, “American statesmen series,” 1889. William H. Prescott's Life of Charles Brockden Brown (printed in Sparks's Library of American biography, and in Prescott's Biographical and critical Miscellanies, Lippincott, 1845).
(B)Poor Richard's Almanack, “Thumb-Nail series,” The Century Co., 1898. Franklin's Life, written by himself, edited by John Bigelow, 3 vols., J. B. Lippincott, 1874.  Franklin's Works, edited by John Bigelow, 3 vols., Lippincott, 1875. Charles Brockden Brown's Novels, 6 vols., McKay, Philadelphia, 1887.
Chapter 4: the New York period
(A)Life and letters of Washington Irving, by Pierre M. Irving, 4 vols., G. P. Putnam, 1862-64. C. D. Warner's Washington Irving, in “American men of letters series,” 1881. T. R. Lounsbury's James Fenimore Cooper, in “American men of letters series,” 1883. P. Godwin's Life of Bryant, 2 vols., D. Appleton, 1878. H. A. Beers's Nathaniel Parker Willis, in “American men of letters series,” 1885. E. Cary's George William Curtis, in “American men of letters series,” 1894.
(B)Good editions of Irving and Cooper are so numerous as to need no specification. The standard edition of Bryant is P. Godwin's, 4 vols., D. Appleton & Co., 1883-1884. For critical estimates of the Knickerbocker School, see particularly Wendell's Literary history, Bk. IV., VI.; and C. E. Woodberry's essay in Hiarper's magazine, July, 1902.
Chapter 5: New England period — Preliminary
(A)G. T. Curtis's Life of Daniel Webster, 2 vols., D. Appleton & Co., 1869-1870. W. H. Channing's Memoirs of William Ellery Channing, 3 vols., Crosby and Nichols, 1848. H. B. Adams's Life and writings of Jared Sparks, Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1893. George Ticknor's Life of William Hickling Prescott, Ticknor & Reed, 1863.  Mrs. J. T. Fields's Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1897.
(B)Webster's Works, 6 vols., Little & Brown, 1851. Channing's Works, 1 vol., American Unitarian Association, 1886. Prescott's History of the conquest of Mexico, 3 vols., New York, 1843. Parkman's Works, 12 vols., Little, Brown & Co., 1865-1898. E. P. Whipple's Essays and reviews, 2 vols., 1848-1849.
Chapter 6: the Cambridge group
(A)S. Longfellow's Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 3 vols., Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1891. T. W. Higginson's Longfellow, in “American men of letters series,” 1901. E. S. Robertson's Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, in “Great writers series,” Walter Scott (London), 1887. S. T. Pickard's Life and letters of John Greenleaf Whittier, 2 vols., Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1894. T. W. Higginson's Whittier, in “English men of letters series,” 1901. J. T. Morse's Life and letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes, 2 vols., Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1896. Horace E. Scudder's James Russell Lowell, 2 vols., Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1901.
(B)Houghton, Mifflin & Co., are the authorized publishers of the works of Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes, Lowell, Hawthorne, Emerson, and Thoreau. The standard edition in each case is the Riverside edition.
Chapter 7: the Concord group
(A)O. W. Holmes's Emerson, in “American men of letters series,” 1885.  The Correspondence of Carlyle and Emerson, 2 vols., Osgood & Co., 1883. Henry James's Life of Hawthorne, in “English men of letters series,” 1880. C. E. Woodberry's Hawthorne, in “American men of letters series,” 1902. F. B. Sanborn's Thoreau, in “American men of letters series,” 1882. F. B. Sanborn and W. T. Harris's Life and philosophy of Alcott, 2 vols., Roberts Bros., 1893.
(B)Theodore Parker's Works, 12 vols., Trubner & Co. (London), 1863-1865. A. Bronson Alcott's Table talk, Roberts Bros., 1877.
Chapter 8: the Southern influence.--Whitman
(A)W. P. Trent's Simms, in “American men of letters series,” 1902. W. M. Baskervill's Life of Sidney Lanier, in “Southern writers series,” Barber & Smith (Nashville), 1897. G. E. Woodberry's Poe, in “American men of letters series,” 1885. John Burroughs's Study of Walt Whitman, Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1896. H. Ellis's The New spirit, Walter Scott (London), 1890.
(B)W. G. Simms's Poems, 2 vols., Redfield (New York), 1853. W. G. Simms's Novels, 18 vols., Redfield (New York), 1884-1886. H. B. Timrod's Poems, 1860. P. H. Hayne's Poems, D. Lothrop & Co., 1882. Sidney Lanier's Poems, Charles Scribner, 1884. Walt Whitman's Leaves of grass, 1855. Walt Whitman's Complete prose works, 1898.
Chapter 9: the Western influence
(A)This period is too recent to possess “authorities.” There is an excellent chapter in Wendell's Literary history.
(B)C. F. Browne's (Artemus Ward) Complete works, Dillingham & Co., 1898. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. are the American publishers of Bret Harte's Complete works.
Chronological table: events in American and English history and literature.
Milton born. 1610-1614. Chapman's Homer. 1611. The “King James” Bible. 1616. Shakespeare died. 1623. The Shakespeare Folio. 1625-1649. Charles I. 1625. Bacon's Esays. 1626. Bacon died. 1632. Milton's L'allegro andIl Penseroso. 1642. Beginning of Civil War. 1642. Newton born. 1644. Milton's Areopagitica. 1649. Charles I. executed. 1649-1660. The Commonwealth. 1658. Cromwell died. 1660-1686. Charles II. 1663-1678. Butler's Hudibra. 1667. Milton's Paradise Lot. 1667. Swift born. 1670. Dryden Poet-Laureate. 1671. Milton's Paradise Regained, 1671. and Samson Agonises. 1674. Milton and Herrick died. 1678-1684. Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progres. 1685-1688. James II. 1688. The English Revolution. 1688. Pope and Gay born. 1700. Dryden died. 1700. Thomson born. 1703-1714. Queen Anne. 1704. Swift's Battle of the books and Tale of a Tub. 1707. Union of Scotland and England. 1707. Fielding born. 1709. The Tatler, edited by Steele. 1814. Wordsworth's The excursion. 1814. Scott's Waverley. 1815. Battle of Waterloo. 1817. Keats's Poems. 1817. Coleridge's Biographia Literaria. 1820-1830. George IV. 1821. De Quincey's Confessions of an English opium Eater. 1822-1824. Lamb's Essays of Elia. 1824-1828. Landor's Imaginary Conversations. 1826. E. B. Browning's Poems. 1829. Catholic Emancipation Act. 1830. Tennyson's poems, chiefly lyrical. 1832. Reform Bill passed. 1833. R. Browning's Pauline. 1833. Carlyle's Sartor Resartus. 1836. Dickens's Pickwick papers. 1837-1900. Victoria. 1841. Robert Peel Prime Minister. 1841. Punch established. 1842. Darwin's Coral Reefs. 1843. Wordsworth Poet-Laureate. 1843. Macaulay's Essays. 1843-1860. Ruskin's Modern Painters. 1846. Repeal of Corn Laws. 1847. Miss Bronte's Jane Eyre. 1847. Thackeray's Vanity Fair. 1848-1876. Macaulay's History of England. 1850. Wordsworth died. 1850. Tennyson Poet-Laureate. 1850. Tennyson's In Memoriam. 1852. Thackeray's Henry Esmond. 1853. Kingsley's Hypatia. 1854-1856. Crimean War. 1856. Matthew Arnold's Poems. 1857. Indian Mutiny. 1859. Darwin's Origin of species. 1859. George Eliot's Adam Bede. 1862. Spencer's First principles. 1864. Ruskin's Sesame and Lilies. 1864. Newman's Apologia. 1865. Matthew Arnold's Essays in criticism. 1866. Swinburne's Poems and ballads. 1867. Disraeli Prime Minister. 1867. Parliamentary Reform Bill. 1868. Browning's The Ring and the book. 1868. Gladstone Prime Minister. 1870. D. G. Rossetti's Poems. 1873. Walter Pater's Studies in the Renaissance. 1873. J. S. Mill's Autobiography. 1874. Green's Short history of the English people. 1878. Hardy's Return of the native. 1879. Meredith's The Egoist. 1881. D. G. Rossetti's Ballads and Sonnets. 1881. Stevenson's Virginibus Puerisque. 1881. Carlyle died. 1885. Austin Dobson's At the sign of the Lyre. 1887. Kipling's Plain tales from the Hills. 1887. Matthew Arnold died. 1888. Bryce's The American Commonwealth. 1889. Browning died. 1892. Tennyson died. 1899. South African War. 1901. Queen Victoria died.