Covers, Titles, and Tables: The Formations of American Literary Canons

        X. A Perilous Passage in tbe Slave Girl's Life   914
        XII. Fear of lnsurrection   919
        XVII. Tbe Fligbt   923
        XXI. The Loophole of Retreat   926
        XXIX. Preparations for Escape   929
        XXXV. Prejudice Against Color   936
        XXXVIII. Renewed Invitations to Go South   938
        XXXIX. The Confession   940
        XL. The Fugitive Slave Law   941
        XLI. Free at Last   946


    Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)   953
        Resistance to Civil Government    957

        From Walden; Cbapter 2: Where I Lived, and What
             I Lived For   977

        Life Without Principle   990


    Frederick Douglass (1818- 1895)   1009
        Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an
            American Slave, Written by Himself   1012

        Letter to His Former Master   1095


    Herman Melville (1819-1891) 1103
        From Hawtborne and His Mosses   1107
        Bartleby tbe Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street   1114
        Benito Cereno    1147
        From Battle-Pieces: The Portent   1218
        From Battle-Pieces: The March into Virginia, Ending in
            the First Manassas (July, 1861)   1219


    Walt Whitman (1819-1892)   1221
        Song of Myself   1225
        Crossing Brooklyn Ferry   1278
        When I Heard at tbe Close of tbe Day   1283
        I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing   1284
        Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Nigbt   1285
        A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim   1286
        When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom'd   1287
        From Democratic Vistas   1294


    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)   1304
        130 [These are tbe days when Birds come back-]   1305
        199 [I'm "wife"-I've finished that-]   1306

1829-2004

Dr. Kenneth Roemer
University of Texas at Arlington

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