Related Resources


Oxford English Dictionary

Citing Sources
A link to MLA style sheet and MIT style manual.

Searchable Bible
Use the King James Version for both Melville and Morrison.

Making of America
Nineteenth-century American books and periodicals.

Image Search

Perspectives on American Literature: A Research and Reference Guide

American Authors (Gonzaga)

MIT Libraries American Literature Course Page
A source for online materials and advice about research.

Gateway to the Black World.

Bullfinch's Mythology

African American Odyssey/Library of Congress

Herman Melville

Digital Moby-Dick
Online text, useful for searches. Not always accurate, though.

The Town-Ho's Story
Original publication in Harper's Magazine.

Making of America
Find first printings of Melville's stories.

Melville Society

Selected Bibliography on Moby-Dick
From the Gonzaga American Authors site.

"Amistad" case
Mystic Seaport site on one possible source for "Benito Cereno".

University of Massachusetts Site on Lowell Mill Girls
Historical analogue to Melville's paper mill in "Tartarus of Maids".

Information on Cinque, leader of the Amistad revolt

Text of "Benito Cereno" with maps and other information

University of Virginia - Confidence-Man site
Text and notes; some images.

Toni Morrison

Anniina's Morrison Page

Toni Morrison Resources

Schomburg Collection

News on Love

Picasso's "Les Demoiselles D'Avignon"

Harlem Renaissance TimeLine

Timeline, genealogy, discussion questions.

Missing Peace in Toni Morrison's Sula and Beloved" by Rachel Lee
On an "aesthetic of ambiguity."

Jazz and The City

History, Gender, and The South in Jazz

Identity in Jazz

Harlem Renaissance

Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance