ERIC Number: ED142460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Special Relationship: The United States as the British Have Seen It. A Selective Reading List by British Writers.
Wright, Esmond, Comp.
The selective annotated bibliography is a reader's guide to aspects of the American past and present as seen by British writers since the 1940s. Approximately 250 entries provide a sampling of how British students of United States studies perceive the New World. Childrens books are omitted. Nine categories are organized alphabetically by author. Section one contains general introductions to American themes, such as music, literature, political history, and Anglo-American relations. Section two presents 29 early British views of the United States. Journalistic accounts document life in the 19th century in the South and in New England. Diaries of Civil War correspondants and travellers to the Western territories are also included. Sections three through six review American history, government, economics, immigration, and geography. Section seven, focusing on literature, provides analyses of Poe, Twain, Faulkner, O'Neill, James, and Bellow. Section eight contains anthologies of British travellers compiled by American authors. An appendix lists 44 American classics which enhance appreciation of American social history. Works include "Red Badge of Courage,""Uncle Tom's Cabin,""My Antonia,""To Kill a Mockingbird," and "The Grapes of Wrath." (AV)
Descriptors: American Culture, American Studies, Annotated Bibliographies, Classics (Literature), Cross Cultural Studies, Current Events, Foreign Culture, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Social History, United States History, United States Literature
American Book Development Programs, Box 361, Tuckahoe, New York 10707 ($2.50 paper cover)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Book League, London (England).