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Three Centuries of American Poetry: Find Poems and Periodicals


Stretch’d on the Bank of Delaware’s rapid Stream
Stands Philadelphia, not unknown to Fame:

Who (if the wishing Muse inspir’d does sing)
Shall Liberal Arts to such Perfection bring,
Europe shall mourn her ancient Fame declin’d,
And Philadelphia be the Athens of Mankind.

-- excerpt from an anonymous poem published in Titan's Almanac,  attributed to George Webb

Recommended databases for poems and periodicals

Recommended databases for secondary literature and criticism

In addition to providing a context in which to situate your own arguments, secondary literature can help you track down primary sources. When an article or book author discusses a primary work, they generally provide a full citation. That citation can give you the tools you need to find the same source in order to create your own analysis.

Recommended article

Huddleston, Eugene L. "Poetical Descriptions of Pennsylvania in the Early National Period." The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 93.4 (1969): 487-509.

Available via JSTOR.

Subject Guide

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