Literature Selections

Unit Title and Author
0 Literature Introduction
1 Wonderful Tar Baby from The Brer Rabbit stories complied by Joel Chandler Harris
1 Ain’t I a Woman? by Sojourner Truth
2 Transcendentalist Wild Oats by Louisa May Alcott
2 Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
2 To Live So Sturdily and Spartan-like by Henry David Thoreau
2 For Love of It by Henry David Thoreau
2 Genius by Henry David Thoreau
3 Excerpt from Preface to Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
3 Miracles by Walt Whitman
3 Oh Captain!  My Captain! by Walt Whitman
3 Excerpt from Oliver Twist, Chapter 2 by Walt Whitman
4 The Boom in the “Calaveras Clarion” by Bret Harte
5 The Adventures of the Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
5 Assurance by Emily Dickinson
5 We Never Know How High We Are by Emily Dickinson
6 We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar
6 Her Thought and His by Paul Laurence Dunbar
6 Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar
6 No Confidence by Paul Laurence Dunbar
6 “Prison Fare” from Chapter 6 of The Road by Jack London
6 Enlightened Motherhood by Frances E. W. Harper
7 “The Land of the Red Apples” from The School Days of an Indian Girl by Zitkala-Sa
7 “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry
7 “Paste” excerpt from The Middle Year by Henry James
8 My Country by Mary Antin
8 The Blue Cross by G. K. Chesterton
8 An Irish Airman Foresees His Death by William Butler Yeats
8 In Flander’s Fields by John McCrae
9 The Beggar by Anton Chekhov
9 Jeeves Takes Charge by P. G. Wodehouse
9 The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes

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