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A Back-to-the-Basics Approach to the Teaching of

American Literature

FINALLY! . . . an outstanding collection of American Literature, designed specifically for high school teachers and college professors who teach the classics. The American Standard is an anthology of American Literature that traces the literary development of the United States from colonial times through the mid-1900s. Arranged chronologically, the text emphasizes the works of major American writers such as Irving, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Dickinson, Douglass, Whitman, Twain, Washington, DuBois, Chopin, Cather, Frost, Eliot, and many others.

If you are a high school teacher or a college professor, you may be eligible to receive a complimentary preview copy of The American Standard.

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Teachers Love this Textbook!

The American Standard is the most helpful collection of foundational American Literature I have seen.  I especially appreciate Dr. Covert’s commitment to essential selections from the most prominent American writers. 


American Literature Teacher

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