Volume XVIII: American

Edited by W. P. Trent, J. Erskine, S. P. Sherman & C. Van Doren

Chapter XXIV. Economists
  By EDWIN R. A. SELIGMAN, Ph.D., LL.D., McVickar Professor of Political Economy in Columbia University
  1. Early Discussions
  2. Colonial Problems
  3. Benjamin Franklin
  4. The Revolution; Pelatiah Webster; S. Gale
  5. Thomas Jefferson; Alexander Hamilton
  6. Albert Gallatin
  7. The Early Nineteenth Century
  8. Mathew Carey
  9. New Topics: Labor, Land, Money, Free Trade
  10. Henry C. Carey
  11. Communistic Arguments
  12. The Civil War
  13. Tariff
  14. Currency
  15. Statistics
  16. The Industrial Transition; The Disappearance of Free Lands
  17. David A. Wells
  18. Francis A. Walker
  19. Henry George
  20. The American Economic Association
  21. Recent Writers
XXV. Scholars
  By SAMUEL LEE WOLFF, Ph.D., Lecturer in English in Columbia University
  1. The Three Modes of American Scholarship
  2. Colonial Learning
  3. The Later Eighteenth Century; Ezra Stiles
  4. The French Influence; Quesnay
  5. Du Ponceau
  6. John Pickering
  7. Lorenzo DaPonte
  8. The German Influence; Karl Beck; Karl Follen
  9. Americans Who Studied in Germany
  10. Edward Everett
  11. George Ticknor
  12. Training and Travels
  13. Life, Letters, and Journals
  14. History of Spanish Literature
  15. The Modern Language Association of America
  16. Classical Philosophy
  17. Cornelius Conway Felton
  18. Theodore Dwight Woolsey
  19. Classical Lexicography
  20. James Hadley
  21. George Martin Lane
  22. Joseph Henry Allen; William Francis Allen; James Bradstreet Greenough
  23. Frederick DeForest Allen
  24. William Watson Goodwin
  25. Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve
  26. William Dwight Whitney
  27. English Philology
  28. Rhetoric in Harvard
  29. Edward Tyrrel Channing
  30. George Perkins Marsh
  31. Richard Grant White
  32. Fitzedward Hall; English Lexicography
  33. Noah Webster
  34. Joseph Emerson Worcester
  35. Old English Studies; Thomas Jefferson
  36. Virginia
  37. Francis Andrew March
  38. Editions of Shakespeare
  39. Gulian Crommelin Verplanck
  40. Henry Norman Hudson
  41. Richard Grant White
  42. Horace Howard Furness
  43. Francis James Child
  44. Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury
  45. Writers upon Art; Charles Eliot Norton
XXVI. Patriotic Songs and Hymns
  By PERCY H. BOYNTON, A.M., Associate Professor of English in the University of Chicago
  1. Patriotic Songs
  2. Yankee Doodle
  3. Hail Columbia
  4. The Star Spangled Banner
  5. Civil War Songs; Dixie; The Battle Hymn of the Republic
  6. Maryland; Songs Since the Civil War
  7. Over There
  8. Hymns
  9. I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
  10. My Faith Looks up to Thee
  11. Lord of All Being Throned Afar
  12. One Sweetly Solemn Thought
  13. Fling Out the Banner; Day is Dying in the West
  14. Revivalist Hymns
XXVII. Oral Literature
  By LOUISE POUND, Ph.D., Professor of English in the University of Nebraska
  1. Interest Attaching to Floating Literature
  2. Definitions
  3. Early Popular Song
  4. Historical Songs
  5. English and Scottish Traditional Ballads
  6. Other Imported Songs
  7. American Ballads
  8. Cowboy Songs
  9. Game and Play-Party Songs
XXVIII. Popular Bibles
  • The Book of Mormon
  1. Hebraic transplantation Origin
  2. Joseph Smith; Contents
  3. Hierarchy
  4. Latter-Day Saints
  • Science and Health
  1. The author
  2. Sources of her doctrines
  3. Influence of Quimby
  4. Criticism and Comment
  5. General effect
XXIX. Book Publishers and Publishing
  By EARL L. BRADSHER, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of English in the University of Texas
  1. Cambridge and Boston in the Seventeenth Century
  2. Philadelphia in the Eighteenth Century
  3. Dutch Books at New York
  4. German Books at Germantown, Pennsylvania
  5. Other Centres
  6. Relations Between Printers and Publishers
  7. The Revolution
  8. The Publication of American Books in England
  9. The Sense of Nationality in Publishing; Competition with England
  10. Rise of Native Authors
  11. Mechanical Improvements
  12. Annuals
  13. Supremacy Passes from Philadelphia to New York
  14. Establishment of Great Publishing Houses
  15. The Struggle for an International Copyright Law
  16. The Rewards of Authorship
  17. Cheap Series of Books
  18. Distribution of Publishing in the Twentieth Century
XXX. The English Language in America
  By HARRY MORGAN AYRES, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English in Columbia University, Associate Editor of The Weekly Review
  1. The Attitude of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
  2. The Importance of Variety in Language
  3. The History of English; The Dialect of London and Its Relation to Other English Dialects
  4. The English of the Colonists
  5. Developments
  6. Conservatisms and Radicalisms; American Pronunciation
  7. American Spelling
  8. The Influence of the Spelling Book
  9. The Need of American Attention to American Traditions in Speech and Usage
  10. Sectional Peculiarities of Speech in the United States
  11. The Americanization of English
  12. Modern American Tendencies
XXXI. Non-English Writings I
By ALBERT BERNHARDT TRUST, Ph.D., Professor of German in Cornell University
  1. Periods of German Writing in the United States
  2. Colonial Germans; Francis Daniel Pastorius
  3. John Kelpius
  4. Ephrata
  5. Christopher Saur
  6. Eighteenth Century Newspapers
  7. Reports of Lutheran Ministers
  8. Political Refugees of the Nineteenth Century
  9. German Travellers in the United States
  10. German Romances Dealing with America
  11. Charles Sealsfield
  12. Friedrich Gerstäcker
  13. Friedrich Strubberg
  14. German Lyrics
  15. German Translations of American Authors
  16. Robert Reitzel
  17. Dialect Literature
  18. Pennsylvania German
  19. Henry Harbaugh
  20. Scholarly Work by Germans in the United States
  21. Karl Follen; Francis Lieber
  22. Hermann von Holst
  23. The German Theatre; New York
  24. Milwaukee
  25. Other Cities

By the late EDWARD J. FORTIER, Assistant Professor of French in Columbia University
  1. The Beginnings of Louisiana
  2. Literature before 1812
  3. The Drama
  4. Placide Canonge
  5. The Novel
  6. Charles Testut; Alfred Mercier
  7. Poetry; Dominique Rouquette
  8. Alexandre Latil
  9. Writers Using English; Charles Étienne Arthur Gayarré
  10. Alcée Fortier; L’Athenée Louisianais

  1. Judæo-German
  2. The Yiddish Vernacular in America
  3. Yiddish Journalism
  4. The Jewish Daily Forward
  5. Yiddish Songs
  6. Morris Rosenfeld
  7. Morris Winchevsky
  8. S. Blumgarten (Yehoush)
  9. The Young Yiddish Writers
  10. The Skitze
  11. Israel Hurwitz (Z. Libin)
  12. Leon Kobrin
  13. Minor Skitze Writer
  14. Abraham Cahan; The Rise of David Levinsky
  15. Yiddish Drama
  16. Theatrical Conditions
  17. Jacob Gordin
  18. David Pinski
XXXII. Non-English Writings II
  1. The Interest of Amerind Literature
  2. Types
  3. Need of Memory Among Indians
  4. Aids to Memory
  5. Importance of Rhythm
  6. Amerind Oratory
  7. Gnomic Wisdom
  8. Folk-Tales
  9. Uncle Remus’s Debt to Amerind Invention
  10. Zuñi Folk Tales
  11. Amerind Poetry
  12. Qualities
  13. Stanza Forms
  14. Amerind Epic; Hiawatha
  15. The Walam Olum, or Red Score of the Lenni Lenape
  16. The Zuñi Creation Myth
  17. Amerind Drama
  18. Community Dramas
  19. The Koshare, or Delight-Makers
  20. The Songs of the Midé Brethren
  21. The Hako Ritual
  22. The Night Chant of the Navaho
  23. Significance to Modern American Literature of Amerind Modes