This section is working with texts that are in the public domain. American literature gives an insight into the finest pieces of works among world literature.
Also it contains information about the epochs of U.S. literature, and introduces America´s most famoust authors.
What then is the American, this new man?...He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds. He has become an American by being received in the broad lap of our great Alma Mater. Here individuals of all races are melted into a new race of man, whose labors and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world. Americans are the western pilgrims. (from "Letter III," 1782)
J. Hector St. John De Crevecoeur
Letters from an American Farmer