The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings to 1900

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Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, Thomas J. Travisano
Rutgers University Press, 2003 - Literary Collections - 736 pages
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Volume I begins with a generous selection of Native American materials, then spans the years from the establishment of the American colonies to about 1900, a world on the brink of World War I and the modern era. Part One focuses on poetry from the very beginnings through the end of the eighteenth century. The expansion and development of a newly forged nation engendered new kinds of poetry. Part Two includes works from the early nineteenth century through the time of the Civil War. The poems in Part Three reflect the many issues affecting a nation undergoing tumultuous change: the Civil War, immigration, urbanization, industrialization, and cultural diversification.

Such well-recognized names as Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, Phillis Wheatley, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Stephen Crane appear in this anthology alongside such less frequently anthologized poets as George Horton, Sarah Helen Whitman, Elizabeth Oakes-Smith, Frances Harper, Rose Terry Cooke, Helen Hunt Jackson, Adah Menken, Sarah Piatt, Ina Coolbrith, Emma Lazarus, Albery Whitman, Owl Woman (Juana Manwell) Sadakichi Hartmann, Ernest Fenollosa, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and—virtually unknown as a poet—Abraham Lincoln. It also includes poems and songs reflecting the experiences of a variety of racial and ethnic groups.

 

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on page 542 is a error of names n generations. not sure if will reach editors and record keepers lol but many get it wrong . decent book though but many get facts wrongs . read below hope explains bit .John Ellis Redcloud was Dewitt Clinton Duncan nephew from his brother Walter Adair Duncan who was named after Walter n Clinton father John Duncan . it is worth noting john ellis redcloud also had a son named after none else then his uncle Dewitt Clinton Duncan lol was born on 24 May 1912 in Tahlequah,Okla.. He died on 18 Oct 1991 in Claremore,Roger Co.Okla
book list that DeWitt Clinton Duncan aka Too Qua Stee was born to John Ellis Redcloud Duncan and his wife Elizabeth Aercrombie Duncan ... ellis was her grand son ..
John Duncan is not the same John Ellis Redcloud Duncan Birth: Mar. 26, 1860 Death: Jul., 1947 ..
John [ER] Duncan married Susan "Susie" Elizabeth Carselowey .
thus you listed wrong John Duncan as Redcloud was not DWC's father . as red cloud was born after Dewitt Clinton Duncan aka Too Qua Stee....
oops lol need to check dates next time is confusing
re : John Ellis red-cloud Duncan Birth: Mar. 26, 1860 Death: Jul., 1947
re: Dewitt Clinton Duncan 1829-1907
De Witt Clinton Duncan's father was John Duncan b1785-d1850 who married Elizabeth Abercrombie b1794-d1848 .
Dewitt Clinton Duncan 1829-1907 can be found on 1851 Old Settlers Roll: Tahlequah, Group 91.Old Settlers Roll 1894-1896: Page 14. Dawes Roll # 33135, roll# 7752. 1902-1907.
John Duncan was a Judge of Hickory Log District in 1826-8. He represented the same district in the convention that adopted the Constitution of July 26, 1827. He was appointed to the Committee on June 26, 1840. He died in 1850. His wife, Elizabeth nee Abercrombie, was a native of Tennessee. She died in 1848. his children Walter n Dewitt Clinton served for the Cherokee public service.
john was son of Charles Gordon Duncan 1750-1817 and Dorcas [Benge lightfoot] Duncan 1760-1836
 

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Axelrod is professor of English at the University of California, Riverside.

Camille Roman is Associate Professor of English at Washington State University and a Visiting Scholar at Brown University, has co-edited nearly a dozen books and is currently co-editing the three volume anthology "American Poetry 1650-2000,"

Travisano is Cora A. Babcock Professor of English at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.