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Fulltext books online
While free electronic books will be more difficult to find in the 20th century, due to copyright laws, a good place to start would be the Project Gutenberg site. The site contains over 18,000 items that are searchable by title and author.
The Online Books Page
Provides access to a variety of free, ongoing electronic book projects.
Library of Congress Classification
Books using the call number "PS" pertain to American Literature and may be used to browse the stacks by broad categories.