This book contains selections from Volumes I and II of the "Anthology of American Literature, Seventh Edition." Carefully selected works introduce readers to America's literary heritage, from the colonial times of William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of Saul Bellow and Toni Morrison. It provides a wealth of additional contextual information surrounding the readings as well as the authors themselves. An expanded chronological chart and interaction time line help readers associate literary works with historical, political, technological, and cultural developments. Other coverage includes a continued emphasis on cultural plurality, including the contributions to the American literary canon made by women and minority authors, and a reflection of the changing nature of the canon of American Literature. For anyone who likes to read the writings of American Literature-and wants to understand the connection between those words and their place in American history.McMichael, George L. is the author of 'Concise Anthology of American Literature ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780131937925 and ISBN 0131937928.