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Presented by Jane Kaczmarek, Great American Authors. Since 1650 presents the rich, literary tradition of American storytelling... No country has produced a more impressive group of writers in a shorter period of time than America.  It has been an incredible journey of finding the nation's voice, beginning with the first colonists in the 17th century, to a small cadre of brilliant 19th century New England writers who defined the unique American experience and soul, to the whole country speaking out in the 20th Century against war, poverty, racism and alienation.

Featuring such greats as Poe…Dickinson…Twain…Alcott…Hemingway..Wolfe…Steinbeck...Vonnegut and Morrison, this eight part series presents the lives and literary output of over 60 of America's most read authors.

Designed for literary enthusiasts and history buffs alike,Great American Authors: Since 1650 is a must for every 21st century library and classroom. Authors are presented in concise, stand-alone clips, in chronological order.

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