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English 482: Major Authors: Herman Melville: Home

Databases: Secondary Sources


Historical Contexts

UT Special Collections

Unique materials related to the life and times of Herman Melville can be found in the Libraries' Special Collections, first floor Hodges Library.  Here is a guide that will list some of the major collections.  Additional items may be located by searching the Libraries' catalog. Researchers may be particularly interested in first editions of Melville's work including: 

Researchers may also be interested in historical texts: 

Online Resources

Mocha Dick: The Real White Whale of the Pacific and The Essex

From Mocha Dick: The Legend and the Fury, Brian Heinz and Randall Enos (2014)

19th Century Newspapers

Access to these databases, except when noted otherwise, is limited to UT users.

Humanities Librarian

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Molly Royse
Hodges Library
Office: 865-974-3652