The Broadview Anthology of American Literature: Reconstruction to the Twenty-First Century

These forthcoming volumes covering Reconstruction through to the twenty-first century will take the same approach as the first two volumes.

The Broadview Anthology of American Literature rethinks American literature, foregrounding a diverse range of voices  while also including a full range of major works.

“I am eager to teach with this cutting-edge anthology!”
— Koritha Mitchell, The Ohio State University

The Broadview Anthology of American Literature promises to be a dynamic addition to the genre—I’m very much looking forward to teaching from it.”
— Michael Borgstrom, San Diego State University

“I’m very excited to teach from this new anthology!”
— Megan Walsh, St. Bonaventure University

“Above all, this is a volume for the 21st century. Hemispheric, multi-generic, vibrantly illustrated, and employing a hybrid format that encourages instructors and students to customize their experiences, this anthology is dynamic. Its capaciousness and ample resource materials make for a text that is always evolving and meeting its readers in new ways.” — Russ Castronovo, Tom Paine Professor of English and Dorothy Draheim Professor of American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Forthcoming late 2024. To request a copy, write to

General Editors

Derrick Spires, Cornell University
Christina Roberts, Seattle University
Joseph Rezek, Boston University
Justine Murison, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Laura Mielke, University of Kansas
Christopher Looby, UCLA
Rodrigo Lazo, UC Irvine
Alisha Knight, Washington College
Hsuan Hsu, UC Davis
Rachel Greenwald Smith, Saint Louis University
Michael Everton, Simon Fraser University
Christine Bold, University of Guelph


Covering American literature from Reconstruction through to the twenty-first century, these volumes represent a substantial reconceiving of the canon of American literature since the Civil War. Guided by the latest scholarship in American literary studies, and deeply committed to inclusiveness, social responsibility, and rigorous contextualization, the anthology balances representation of widely agreed-upon major works with a thoroughgoing reassessment of the canon that emphasizes American literature’s diversity, variety, breadth, and connections with the rest of the Americas.

Volumes and Format

Volume A: Beginnings to 1820 and Volume B: 1820 to Reconstruction are now available. Volumes A & B can also be ordered in a combination package, priced at a discount for survey courses.

A concise volume covering Beginnings to Reconstruction is also available.

Volumes covering Reconstruction to the twenty-first century are forthcoming in late 2024.