The Connecticut Wits Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Arner, Robert D. "The Connecticut Wits." In American Literature 1764-1789: The Revolutionary Years, edited by Everett Emerson, pp. 233-52. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1977.

Concise overview of the works of the Wits. Arner concludes that, although their literary contributions have been by and large forgotten, "Barlow's democratic idealism and the dissenting voices raised by Trumbull and Dwight are perhaps their most important legacies to us."

Boynton, Percy. "Timothy Dwight and His Connecticut." Modern Philology XXXVIII, No. 2 (November 1940): 193-203.

Discusses Dwight's impressions of the state of Connecticut.


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