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Teaching American Literature

A Twelve-Week Course

By Valerie Hockert

Valerie Hockert

Smashwords edition copyright: 2012 by Valerie Hockert.

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About the Author

Valerie Hockert has had numerous books published, over 100 articles, and has worked as a publisher and editor. She is also an English college professor.


Tracing the development of American literature from the nation’s founding to the Twentieth Century, different authors are highlighted in each week, and readings are within various literary contexts.

With using this book, you will have a better understanding of the selections through the discussion/essay questions listed. With the help of this book, you also can learn or teach your students:

•To analytically read selections from various periods.

•Learn to relate the literature to personal lives.

•Appreciate the different literatures from different regions.

•Compare and contrast literary works.

List of Authors

John Smith

William Bradford

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