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Over 40,000 poems by American poets from the Colonial Period to the early 20th century.

The American Poetry database brings together, in a single database, the complete poetic works of more than 200 American writers from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century, along with "six landmark anthologies of American poetry." It contains more than 40,000 poems, including the works of major poets such as Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Phillis Wheatley, Walt Whitman and John Greenleaf Whittier. It also covers the works of many less familiar authors.

Coverage Dates: 
1600 - 1900
Search tips: 

For truncation searching use the * character to represent 1 or more characters in your search term. For example, searching for music* will find musical and musician, and the phrase made in he* will find made in heaven, made in heuen, and made in hell.

For finding cognate forms use the ? character to represent 0 characters or 1 character in your search term. For example, searching for colo?r will find color and colour, and wom?n will find woman and women.

List of Titles Indexed in Database

Vendor: 
Chadwick-Healey