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The American Literature: A Throwback to the Rich History of Now the Most Powerful Nation

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The American Literature: A Throwback to the Rich History of Now the Most Powerful Nation

  1. 1. facebook AMERICAN LITERATURE Wall Photos AMERICAN LITERATURE Logout Wall Info Photos Like other national literatures, American literature was shaped by the history of the country that produced it. By the end of the 19th century, it had taken its place among the powers of the world—its fortunes so interrelated with those of other nations that inevitably it became involved in two world wars and, following these conflicts, with the problems of Europe and East Asia. Update status Share Info Links Wall Friends Photos Additional Information on American Literature http://public.wsu.edu/~ campbelld/amlit/ http://www.britannica.c om/EBchecked/topic/1 9939/American- literature
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  8. 8. facebook Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672) Wall Photos Anne Bradstreet Logout Wall Info Photos Information Info Photos Hometown: Northampton, United Kingdom Sex: Female Birthday: March 20, 1612 Died: September 16, 1672 Relationship Status: Married to Simon Bradstreet Famous Works: To My Dear and Loving Husband; The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America Wall Friends She was the first published poet Like · Comment · See Friendship The daughter of Thomas Dudley, a steward of the Earl of Lincoln, and Dorothy Yorke. Like · Comment · See Friendship More info on Anne Bradstreet http://www.annebrad street.com/anne_bra dstreet_bio_001.htm
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