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ENGL 3181: Survey of American Literature, 1871-1945

This guide provides resources to support the research essay assignment for Survey of American Literature, 1871-1945.

About this Guide

Welcome! In this guide you will find resources for completing the primary source research essay for American Literature, 1871-1945, including:Portrait of Zora Neale Hurston in a hat, 1938

  • Background Information (including encyclopedias and other reference sources)
  • Books (for tips on finding primary sources in CLIO)
  • Primary Sources (including digital archives, New York-area archives, and government documents)
  • News (for finding historical newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals)
  • Citing and Writing (for some tips on formulating research questions and citing materials)
  • Affordable Textbooks (for free methods to get course texts and other materials)

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Image: Portrait of Zora Neale Hurston, 1938, Carl Van Vechten, Van Vechten Collection, Library of Congress ( via Wikimedia Commons