This site presents a ground-up, dynamic, open-access anthology of American literature before 1900, developed by faculty and students in the English department at Stony Brook University. At present, it comprises most of the primary source texts for three Spring 2018 courses:

It also hosts a repository of early African-American literature and demo syllabus for a special topics course in American literature 1776-1865:

This semester, students in these courses will be annotating these texts using, an open-source online annotation software. Initially, the annotations will only be visible within “groups” of faculty and student editors, but eventually many will be promoted to a “public” layer. To see the public annotations, join

Humanities Commoners: If you’re interested in joining the site to share, add, and annotate texts, please contact me.

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