Magill's Survey of American Literature
Profiles American (U.S. and Canada) writers and includes essays on some of their notable works.
Vol. 1 - 6
Modern American Literature
This source provides analysis on specific works of American authors of the twentieth century.
Vol. 1 - 3
Great American Writers: Twentieth Century
A great source for learning more about writers of the twentieth century, their place in literary history, as well as informative sections on the author's works, themes, influences, development of characters and more.
V. 1 - 13
The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States
A comprehensive source on women writers, literary history , genres,geographical surveys, cultural issues, philosophical discussions, and more.
American Ethnic Writers
This resource provides a brief summary of the writer's life and heritage. Included is an essay about significant literary works pertain to race and identity.
Native American Literatures: An Encyclopedia of Works, Characters, Authors, and Themes
This reference source provides a look at the literature of Native Americans. Inside this volume the reader will find information on authors, works, notable characters in Native American literature, and historical themes featured in many of the works.
Masterpieces of African-American Literature
This reference work provides essays on African-American authors and their literary pieces from the 18th century to 1991. It contains descriptions, characters, plots, themes, critical evaluations, on notable works of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry.
This is a reference source, but is shelved in the general Stacks