The American Tradition in Literature, Volume 1(book alone)

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  • Edition: 12th
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  • Copyright: 10/21/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Widely known as the anthology that best unites tradition with innovation, The American Tradition in Literature is proud to enter its fifth decade of leadership among textbook anthologies of American literature.Each volume continues to offer a flexible organization, with literary merit as the guiding principle of selection. The new photos and illustrations illuminate the texts and literary/historical timelines help students put works in context.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface Exploration and the colonies, 1492-1791 Virginia and the South New
England Timeline
Exploration and the Colonies
Natives and explorers native literature
The oral tradition a Tale of the Sky World The Chief’s Daughters
Coyote and Bear Twelfth Song of the Thunder
The Corn Grows Up At the Time of the White Dawn Snake the Cause The
Weaver’s Lamentation CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (1451–1506) [Report on the First Voyage] GIOVANNI DA VERRAZZANO (1485?–1528)
From Verrazzano''s Voyage 1524 ALVAR N┌ĐEZ CABEZ DE VACA (c. 1490–c. 1557)
From The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca Chapter 12
The Indians Bring Us Food Chapter
The Christians Leave the Island of Malhado
Richard hakluyt (1552–1616)
From The Famous Voyage of Sir Francis Drake [Nova Albion]
Samuel de champlain (c. 1567–1635)
From Voyages of Samuel de Champlain
The Voyages of 1604–1607 Chapter 8 Continuation of the discoveries along the coast of the Almouchiquois, and what we observed in detail
The colonies john smith (1580–1631) From
The General History of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles From
The Third Book The Proceedings and Accidents of the English Colony in Virginia Chapter II What Happened till the First Supply From The Fourth Book
The Proceedings of the English after the Alteration of the Government of Virginia John Smith''s Relation to Queen Anne of Pocahontas (1616) From
The Sixth Book The General History of New England The Description of New England WILLIAM BRADFORD (1590–1657)
From Of Plymouth Plantation, Book I Chapter IX Of Their Voyage, and How They Passed the Sea; and of Their Safe Arrival at Cape Cod Chapter X Showing How
They Sought Out a Place of Habitation; and What Befell Them
Thereabout From Of Plymouth Plantation, Book II [The Mayflower Compact (1620)] [Compact with the Indians (1621)] [First Thanksgiving (1621)] [Narragansett Challenge (1622)] [Thomas Morton of Merrymount (1628)] THOMAS MORTON (c. 1579–1647)
New English Canaan From The First Book
Containing the Original of the Natives, Their Manners, and Customs, with Their
Tractable Nature and Love towards the English Chapter IV Of Their Houses and Habitations Chapter XV Of Their Admirable Perfection in the Use of the Senses From
The Third Book Containing a Description of the People That Are Planted
There, What Remarkable Accidents Have Happened
There Since They Were Settled, What Tenants
They Hold, Together with the Practice of Their Church Chapter XIV Of the Revels of New Canaan Chapter XV Of a Great Monster Supposed to be at Ma–re Mount and the Preparation
Made to Destroy It John winthrop (1588–1649)
From A Model of Christian Charity Chapter 1, A Model Hereof
Roger williams (1603?–1683)
From The Bloody Tenet of Persecution for Cause of Conscience Preface Chapter XCIII Letter to the Town of Providence
Puritanism anne bradstreet (1612?–1672)
The Prologue The Flesh and the Spirit Contemplations
The Author to Her Book Before the Birth of One of Her Children
To My Dear and Loving Husband A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public
Employment Another [Letter of Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment]
In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet, Who Deceased August, 1665 Being a Year and a Half Old Upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th,p. 1666
Michael wigglesworth (1631–1705)
From The Day of Doom Mary rowlandson (1636?–1711?)
From A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
Samuel sewall (1652–1730)
From The Diary of Samuel Sewall [Customs, Courts, and Courtships]
Edward taylor (1642?–1729)
The Preface Meditation 1, First Series Upon Wedlock, and Death of Children
The Experience Huswifery Meditation 8, First Series Upon a Spider Catching a Fly
A Fig for Thee Oh! Death
Crosscurrents Puritans, Indians, and Witchcraft
William wood (FL 1628–1635) [Native Religion] John winthrop (1588–1649) [The Trial of Margaret Jones]
Cotton mather (1663–1728) [Indian Powaws and Witchcraft] Mary towne easty (1634?–1692) [The Petition of Mary Easty] Samuel sewall (1652–1730) [A Witchcraft Judge’s Confession of Guilt]
Cotton mather (1663–1728)
From The Wonders of the Invisible World Enchantments Encountered
The Trial of Bridget Bishop, alias Oliver, at the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Held at Salem, June 2, 1692 A Third Curiosity From Magnalia Christi Americana
The Life of John Winthrop From Bonifacius Essays to Do Good On Internal Piety and Self–Examination SARAH KEMBLE KNIGHT (1666–1727) From
The Journal of Madam Knight [New England Frontier] [Connecticut] [New York City]
The south and the middle colonies william byrd (1674–1744)
From The History of the Dividing Line [The Marooner] [Lubberland] [Indian Neighbors] JOHN WOOLMAN (1720–1772)
From The Journal of John Woolman 1720–1742 [Early Years] 1749–1756 [On Merchandise] 1757 [Evidence of Divine Truth] [Slavery] 1755–1758 [Taxes and Wars] St jean de cr╚Vecoeur (1735–1813)
From Letters from an American Farmer What Is an American? Description of Charles–Town; Thoughts on Slavery; On Physical Evil; A Melancholy Scene From Sketches of Eighteenth Century America Manners of the Americans William bartram (1739–1823)
From Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida [Alligators] [The Amazing Crystal Fountain]
Reason and revolution, 1725-1800 The Enlightenment and the Spirit of
Rationalism From Neoclassical to Romantic Literature
Timeline Reason and Revolution Jonathan edwards (1703–1758)
Sarah Pierrepont From A Divine and Supernatural Light Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Personal Narrative Benjamin franklin (1706–1790)
From The Autobiography From Poor Richard''s Almanack Preface to Poor
Richard, 1733 The Way to Wealth Preface to Poor Richard,p. 1758
The Speech of Polly Baker An Edict by the King of Prussia From Information to
Those Who Would Remove to America Letter to Ezra Stiles [Here Is My Creed] Speech in the [Constitutional] Convention, at the Conclusion of Its Deliberations Thomas paine (1737–1809) From Common Sense Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs The American Crisis From
The Age of Reason [Profession of Faith] [Of Myth and Miracle] [Christian Revelation and Nature] [First Cause God of Reason] [Recapitulation] John adams (1735–1826) and Abigail adams (1744–1818)
Letters Thomas jefferson (1743–1826)
The Declaration of Independence First Inaugural Address From
Notes on the State of Virginia [A Southerner on Slavery] [Speech of Logan] Letter to Dr Benjamin Rush [The Christian Deist] Letter to John Adams [The True Aristocracy] Olaudah equiano (1745?–1797?)
From The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Chapter 2 [Horrors of a Slave Ship] Chapter 3 [Travels from Virginia to England] Chapter 7 [He Purchases His Freedom] Phillis wheatley (1753?–1784)
To the University of Cambridge, in New-England On
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