Click the links below to access short text readings for IHENG 240/Topics in AmLit: The Frontier in American Literature

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  • Walt Whitman, “Song of the Broad-Axe.” Originally published in the 1856 edition of Leaves of Grass.

  • William Cullen Bryant, “The Prairies.” Originally published in 1832.

  • Mary Austin, “The Land of Little Rain.” Opening chapter of The Land of Little Rain, originally published in 1903.

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