Welcome to Survey of American Literature 2!

An analysis of representative literary works by significant American writers since the Civil War through the present that includes the study of the historical and social context of the literature, and lives of important writers. The course is broken down into three units:

  1. 1865-1914
  2. 1914-1945
  3. 1945-Present

The unifying theme that we will be exploring is “The Problem of American Identity.” We cannot read everything in our anthology and the theme is meant to help you develop an understanding of what American literature is.

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Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Ninth Edition, Volume 2 1865 to present.