The Open Education Anthology of Earlier American Literature

Current editor:

Dr. Abby Goode

Founding Editor: Dr. Robin DeRosa

Founding 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

2016 Contributing Authors:

Kateri Bean, Ryan Davis, Lindsey DeRoche, Alexandria Dicentes, Isabelle Elsasser, Alexander Francione, Toni Gallant, Daniel Gannon, Brandin Gilson, Jesse Giordano, Cassandra Gray, Sandra Gurall, Olivia Hodsdon, Emily Holleran, Hannah Huckins, Taylor Hyer, Sarah Liebowitz, Robert Marra, J’lillian Mello, Jillian Moorse, Gerrit Morse, Meredith Ryan, Elizabeth Smith, Kameron Towle, Meganne Tuplin

2017 Contributing Authors:

Caitlin Andreasen, Amelia Berube, John J. Bush III, Jordan Cady, Kyle Cipollone, Rowan Finnegan Cummings, Kelsey Davis, Hannah Fitzgerald, Randy Garfield, Anna Greenwood, Tucker Hayford, Brittany John, Samantha Latos, Shayla Locke, Carmen Maura, Kristan McCoy, Willow Moulton, Casey Ouellette, Nicholas A. Prescott, Paige Schoppmann, Nathan Theriault, Marissa Vargas, Andrea Wasgatt, Katherine Whitcomb

2018 Contributing Authors:

Joshua Bartsch, Tianna Currier, Ryan French, Shannon Haley, Molly Ingram, Isaiah Knowlton, Delaney MacDonald, Jenna MacKinnon, Jillian Mason, Mason Masotta, Asia Merrill, Taylor Nute, Griffin Nyhan, Toni O’Keefe, Maggie Pearson, Brianna Romiglio, Josh Scarponi, Kamal Singhani, Connor Smith, Jamie Springett, Autumn Stearns, Jen Stellato, Sara Worley, Gabriella Zaki

2019 Contributing Authors:

Merak Alosa, Jessica Chretien, Joelle Del Signore, Alyssa Desautelle, Lydia Finch, John Galusha, Jared Gendron, Sarah Irving, Delaney John-Zensky, Rebecca Kelly, Emily LeBlanc, Monique Legassie, Kristina Mehegan, Danielle Murphy, Melissa Murphy, Rose Paulin, Sydney P., Dalton Puffer, Benjamin Ruhl, John Shebell, Dylan Silcox, Brooklyn Trombley

2021 Contributing Authors:

Grace Avery, Abby Brown, Jessica Caputo, Lily Cloutier, Owen Condon-Moore, Rosie Connell, Logan Connelly, Jessica Esdale, Jahlan Finney, Joshua Gammel, Colton Gaudette, Alexina Gillis, Emily Harris, Daniel Harrison, Justin Levesque, Tess MacMahon, Isabella McDonald, Gabriel McSherry, Jeremy Munroe, Liliane Nyamuhoza, Kayla Orthman, Emily Philbrook, Megan Verrill, Chase MacEachern, Miranda Kaplan

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 Abby at

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