Focus on Electronic Information No. 98-05

Date: May 1998

Subject:  Full-Text Electronic Books in American
Studies Collection

The University of Virginia is providing online access
to the full-text versions of a wide variety of texts in
American literature and history.  Most have hypertext
links to additional resources, and many have search
utilities, accompanying critical material, and fully
developed projects that place the central text in
cultural contexts.

Texts now available include: The Education of Henry
Adams; Wieland; The Red Badge of Courage; Letters from
an American Farmer; Dickens's American Notes; Emerson's
Representative Men; Sister Carrie; Uncle Remus;
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Studies in
Classic American Literature; The Journals of Lewis and
Clark (abridged); Melville's The Confidence Man; The
Oregon Trail; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Walden; Turner's The
Frontier in American History; Twain's Connecticut
Yankee, Huckleberry Finn, Innocents Abroad, and Tom
Sawyer; and Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class.  In
addition, the texts of Henry Nash Smith's Virgin Land:
The West as Symbol and Myth and of Alexis
deTocqueville's Democracy in America are presented with
extensive hypertext construction.

American Studies Hypertexts at the University of