The Society of Early Americanists furthers the exchange of ideas and information among scholars of various disciplines who study the literature and culture of America to approximately 1800.



The Society of Early Americanists website is generously hosted by the University of California, Irvine, School of Humanities. We thank UC Irvine, School of Humanities for their excellent support.

Image Caption: Frontispiece, “Distant View of the Rocky Mountains,” Edwin James, An Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, Performed in the Years 1819, 1820. . . . Online facsimile edition at . Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society at

Updated 05/18/16