PAL: Perspectives in American Literature
Includes images and bibliographical and biographical information on American writers from Anne Bradstreet and Cotton Mather to Langston Hughes and Kurt Vonnegut. The guide has links and study questions.
Pages on individual authors with picture (when available), links to works online, and other information; most pages also contain a selected bibliography of secondary criticism.
American Authors on the Web
American poetry, from the classic to the latest contemporary poets.
Companion to C-SPAN TV series. Includes transcripts, links, and background information.
Brief Timeline of American Literature and Culture, Pre-1620 to 1920
Includes events in American history and literature, with links to pages on literary movements, bibliographies, and individual authors.
Literary Movements in American Literature
Contains brief essays on movements and important concepts in American literature. Each page also contains links to a bibliography of secondary sources for further reading and links to outside sites.
Simonds History of American Literature
General overview of American literature, broken down into time periods.
The American Literature Archive
Literature from the late 19th to early 20th century. Includes full text of several novels.
Wikipedia: Poetry of the United States
A chronological survey of American poetry, from colonial to contemporary work.
Works for Children & Adults, 1800-1872
Anthology of early American works, with summary. Some text available on e-book.