Portal:American literature

American literature
American literature is literature written or produced in the United States or in its preceding colonies. Before the founding of the United States, the British colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States were heavily influenced by English literature. The American literary tradition thus began as part of the broader tradition of English literature.

See Portal:United States for works created by or pertaining to the government of the United States.


Literature by formEdit

American poetryEdit

For a more extensive listing see Category:American poetry.

American proseEdit

American novelsEdit

American short storiesEdit

American orationsEdit

See also Portal:Speeches by United States Presidents.

Collections of American literatureEdit

Individual authorsEdit

For a more extensive listing see Category:United States authors.

Colonial period (17th & 18th centuries)Edit

19th centuryEdit

1900 to 1960Edit

See alsoEdit

Child portalsEdit

Related portalsEdit

  • Portal:United States - for works created by or written about the United States government or its agencies.