The Open Education Anthology of Earlier American Literature

Edited by

Dr. Robin DeRosa

Research & Editorial Assistants:

Alisha Blanchette, Ryan Cameron, Shannon Griffiths, Hannah Hounsell, Kendal Lariviere, Rachel Levi, Leah Loraditch, David MacNeill, Samuel Metivier, Janina Misiewicz, Timothy Mooneyhan, Jonathan Neville, Jackie Parker, Kendall Panaggio, Simon Pierpont, Olivia Punch, Shana Rowe, Geneva Sambor, Justin Siewierski, Bethany Veith, David Walker

This book-in-progress has been (and is being) almost entirely created by undergraduate students and recent alums.  Have an addition or correction or something to add? Email it to Robin at

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

If you would like a version of this book to edit, revise, and remix,
please email Robin DeRosa at,
and I will send you a file so you can import it into your own PressBooks shell.
When you create a new version, please credit me and my students
by including an introductory page with our names and a link back to this original text:

2018 UPDATE:

Note that I recommend you do NOT use this version!

Wait for the REBUS version update which is forthcoming at any moment.