Hot List for American Autobiography
This page contains links to web sites and pages having to do
with a course I taught in American Autobiography in the fall of
1996. The information is divided into the following categories:
The sites below provide a look at Franklin the man as well as
some of his writings in addition to The Autobiography.
Though good sites are far fewer than bad ones, the first below
is an example of what can be done with some creativity,
knowledge, and effort.
This is a wonderful introduction to Thoreau which
includes background on his life, his stay at Walden Pond,
and other things such as family and love interests. It
includes photos. Check it out.
Not much here yet, but there are links to related sites as
well as ones on Black Elk himself.
There is a wealth of information on the web about Hemingway.
One of the sites listed here provides links to quite a variety.
Papa Page. Marcel Mitran has assembled many photos
and much information on Hemingway and provided a set of
links to other sites. This site includes many photos of
Hemingway and people and places he was associated with.
Files of Hemingway. This site is a collection of
recorded Hemingway speeches and readings. It includes his
Nobel Prize for Literature acceptance speech and readings
- Timeless Hemingway.
A good site with lots of information about his works and his
Being our most recent (and only living) author in this series,
sites devoted to Angelou are common. Try an internet search on a
couple of engines and see what I mean.
Angelou's Home Page. Not maintained by her but by a
dedicated student at Wake Forest University, this page
provides many links to a collection of poetry, photos,
interviews, and the like. Check it out.
Page to Information on Maya Angelou. This page
provides a wealth of information on the author and gives
a wide variety of links to things such as, even, a video
clip of her.
Brave and Startling Truth," Poem for the 50th
Anniversary of the UN.
Another Page dedicated to Angelou, with links.
I have selected a number of other sites that are not about
authors on our reading list, but you might enjoy seeing what else
from an American Farmer, by Hector St. Jean
DeCrevecoeur, 1782. Letters intended to inform European
readers of life in the newly independent American
colonies. This includes photos and related materials.
by Thomas Jefferson, 1821. E-text.
Abroad, by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), 1869. This is
a hypertext version of a book based on a series of
letters Twain wrote for publication while travelling in
Europe and the Holy Land. This fine site includes maps,
photos, and a variety of materials related to the text.
From Slavery, by Booker T. Washington, 1900, 1901.
of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave,
by Frederick Douglass, 1845. E-text.
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