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Anthology of American Literature, Volume I

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Summary

This leading, two-volume anthology represents America's literary heritage from the colonial times of William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of Saul Bellow and Alice Walker. This anthology is best known for its solid headnotes and introductions as well as a balance approach to selections.

Table of Contents

Preface xxi
About the Editors xxv
The Literature of Early America
1(298)
Reading the Historical Context
14(1)
Christopher Columbus (1451--1506)
14(8)
Columbus's Letter Describing His First Voyage
15(4)
From The Diario of Christopher Columbus's First Voyage to America
19(3)
Thomas Hariot (1560--1621)
22(5)
From A Brief and True Report of the Newfound Land of Virginia
22(5)
Gaspar Perez de Villagra (1555--1620)
27(6)
From History of New Mexico
28(5)
John Winthrop (1588--1649) and Anne Hutchinson (1591--1643)
33(4)
The Examination of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson at the Court of Newton
33(4)
Iroquois League
37(3)
From The Constitution of the Five Nations
37(3)
Literature of Early America
40(1)
John Smith (1580--1631)
40(24)
From The General History of Virginia
The Third Book
42(12)
Powhatan's Discourse of Peace and War
54(1)
From A Description of New England
55(9)
William Bradford (1590--1657)
64(24)
From Of Plymouth Plantation
65(23)
Thomas Morton (c. 1579--1647)
88(10)
From The New English Canaan
89(9)
John Winthrop (1588--1649)
98(22)
From A Model of Christian Charity
99(11)
From The Journal of John Winthrop
110(10)
Roger Williams (c. 1603--1683)
120(7)
From A Key into the Language of America
121(5)
From The Bloody Tenet of Persecution . . .
126(1)
The New England Primer (c. 1683)
127(7)
From The New England Primer
128(6)
Anne Bradstreet (1612--1672)
134(25)
The Prologue
136(1)
Contemplations
137(7)
The Flesh and the Spirit
144(3)
The Author to Her Book
147(1)
Before the Birth of One of Her Children
147(1)
To My Dear and Loving Husband
148(1)
A Letter to Her Husband Absent upon Public Employment
148(1)
In Reference to Her Children, 23 June, 1659
149(3)
In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet . . .
152(1)
On My Dear Grandchild Simon Bradstreet . . .
152(1)
[On Deliverance] from Another Sore Fit
153(1)
Upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666
153(2)
As Weary Pilgrim
155(1)
From Meditations Divine and Moral
156(3)
Michael Wigglesworth (1631--1705)
159(7)
From The Day of Doom
160(6)
Edward Taylor (c. 1642--1729)
166(15)
Prologue
167(1)
From Preparatory Meditations
The Reflexion
168(1)
Meditation 6 (First Series)
169(1)
Meditation 8 (First Series)
170(1)
Meditation 38 (First Series)
171(2)
Meditation 39 (First Series)
173(1)
Meditation 150 (Second Series)
174(1)
From God's Determinations
The Preface
175(1)
The Joy of Church Fellowship Rightly Attended
176(1)
Upon a Spider Catching a Fly
177(2)
Huswifery
179(1)
The Ebb and Flow
179(1)
A Fig for Thee Oh! Death
180(1)
Cotton Mather (1663--1728)
181(18)
From The Wonders of the Invisible World
183(7)
From Magnalia Christi Americana
190(9)
Samuel Sewall (1652--1730)
199(11)
From The Diary of Samuel Sewall
200(10)
Mary Rowlandson (c. 1637--1711)
210(33)
A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration . . .
211(32)
William Byrd II (1674--1744)
243(11)
From The Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover, 1709--1712
244(4)
From The History of the Dividing Line . . .
248(6)
John Woolman (1720--1772)
254(9)
From The Journal of John Woolman
255(8)
Jonathan Edwards (1703--1758)
263(36)
Sarah Pierrepont
265(1)
Personal Narrative
266(10)
From A Divine and Supernatural Light
276(5)
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
281(12)
From Images or Shadows of Divine Things
293(6)
The Literature of the Eighteenth Century
299(355)
Reading the Historical Context
310(1)
Thomas Jefferson (1743--1826), John Adams (1753--1826), and Abigail Smith Adams (1744--1818)
310(10)
Thomas Jefferson to James Madison
311(3)
Thomas Jefferson to John Adams
314(3)
Abigail Adams to John Adams
317(1)
John Adams to Abigail Adams
318(2)
The Federalist/Anti-Federalist Controversy
320(20)
The Federalist No. 1
321(3)
The Federalist No. 2
324(3)
The Federalist No. 10
327(5)
The Federalist No. 51
332(3)
[Anti-Federalist Essay]
335(5)
Literature of the Eighteenth Century
340(1)
Benjamin Franklin (1706--1790)
340(76)
From The Autobiography
342(47)
Silence Dogood, No. 2
389(1)
Silence Dogood, No. 7
390(3)
Benjamin Franklin's Epitaph
393(1)
From Poor Richard's Almanac, 1733
393(3)
From Poor Richard's Almanac, 1746
396(3)
Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind, . . .
399(4)
A Narrative of the Late Massacres, . . .
403(13)
Samson Occom (1723--1792)
416(9)
From A Short Narrative of My Life
416(5)
Original Hymns by Samson Occom
The Slow Traveller
421(1)
A Morning Hymn
422(1)
A Son's Farewell
422(1)
Conversion Song
423(1)
Come All My Young Companions, Come
424(1)
Michel-Guillaume-Jean de Crevecoeur (1735--1813)
425(24)
From Letters from an American Farmer
427(22)
Olaudah Equiano (1745--1797)
449(18)
From The Life of Olaudah Equiano
451(16)
Thomas Paine (1737--1809)
467(18)
From Common Sense
469(2)
From The American Crisis
471(6)
From The Age of Reason
477(8)
Thomas Jefferson (1743--1826)
485(41)
From Notes on the State of Virginia
487(24)
From The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson
511(15)
Phillis Wheatley (1754?--1784)
526(10)
On Virtue
528(1)
To the University of Cambridge, in New England
528(1)
On Being Brought from Africa to America
529(1)
On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield [1770]
529(2)
On Imagination
531(1)
To S. M. A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works
532(1)
Recollection
533(2)
To His Excellency General Washington
535(1)
Philip Freneau (1752--1832)
536(14)
The Power of Fancy
538(4)
The Hurricane
542(1)
To Sir Toby
543(2)
The Wild Honey Suckle
545(1)
The Indian Burying Ground
545(1)
On Mr. Paine's Rights of Man
546(2)
On a Honey Bee
548(1)
On the Universality and Other Attributes of the God of Nature
549(1)
On the Religion of Nature
549(1)
William Bartram (1739--1823)
550(18)
From Travels through North and South Carolina . . .
552(16)
Judith Sargent Murray (1751--1820)
568(8)
On the Equality of the Sexes
569(7)
Susanna Haswell Rowson (1762--1824)
576(55)
From Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth
577(18)
Slaves in Algiers
595(36)
Hannah Webster Foster (1758--1840)
631(20)
From The Coquette
632(19)
Red Jacket (c. 1750--1830)
651(3)
The Indians Must Worship the Great Spirit in Their Own Way
651(3)
The Literature of the Early- to Mid-Nineteenth Century
654(1624)
Reading the Historical Context
669(1)
William Lloyd Garrison (1805--1879)
669(2)
On the Constitution and the Union
669(2)
Henry David Thoreau (1817--1862)
671(16)
A Plea for Captain John Brown
672(15)
Women's Rights Convention (1848)
687(2)
Declaration of Sentiments
687(2)
Reading the Critical Context
689(1)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809--1849)
689(18)
From Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [A Review]
690(3)
The Philosophy of Composition
693(9)
From The Poetic Principle
702(5)
Herman Melville (1819--1891)
707(6)
From Hawthorne and His Mosses
707(6)
Literature of the Early- to Mid-Nineteenth Century
713(1)
Washington Irving (1783--1859)
713(45)
From The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
The Author's Account of Himself
715(2)
Rip Van Winkle
717(13)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
730(22)
Traits of Indian Character
752(6)
Black Hawk (1767--1838)
758(6)
From Black Hawk's Autobiography
759(5)
William Apess (1798--1839)
764(5)
Eulogy on King Philip
764(5)
Elias Boudinot (c. 1802--1839)
769(15)
An Address to the Whites
769(10)
From The Cherokee Phoenix
779(5)
Penina Moise (1797--1880)
784(3)
To Persecuted Foreigners
785(1)
The Mirror and the Echo
786(1)
To a Lottery Ticket
786(1)
Thomas Bangs Thorpe (1815--1878)
787(9)
The Big Bear of Arkansas
788(8)
James Fenimore Cooper (1789--1851)
796(79)
From The Spy
799(15)
From The Pilot
814(32)
From The Pioneers
846(6)
From The Deerslayer
852(18)
Preface to The Pilot
870(2)
Preface to The Leatherstocking Tales
872(3)
William Cullen Bryant (1794--1878)
875(13)
Thanatopsis
877(2)
The Yellow Violet
879(1)
To a Waterfowl
880(1)
A Forest Hymn
881(2)
To Cole, the Painter, Departing for Europe
883(1)
To the Fringed Gentian
884(1)
The Prairies
884(3)
Abraham Lincoln
887(1)
Sojourner Truth (1797?--1883)
888(4)
Speech to Women's Rights Convention, Akron, Ohio
889(1)
From Narrative of Sojourner Truth
890(2)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809--1849)
892(57)
Sonnet---To Science
895(1)
To Helen
895(1)
Israfel
896(1)
The City in the Sea
897(2)
Sonnet---Silence
899(1)
Lenore
899(1)
The Raven
900(3)
Ulalume---A Ballad
903(3)
Annabel Lee
906(1)
Ligeia
907(11)
The Fall of the House of Usher
918(14)
The Tell-Tale Heart
932(3)
The Purloined Letter
935(14)
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803--1882)
949(100)
Nature
951(28)
The American Scholar
979(13)
The Divinity School Address
992(12)
Self-Reliance
1004(18)
The Poet
1022(15)
The Rhodora
1037(1)
Each and All
1037(1)
The Snow-Storm
1038(1)
Concord Hymn
1039(1)
The Problem
1040(2)
Ode
1042(2)
Hamatreya
1044(2)
Give All to Love
1046(1)
Days
1047(1)
Brahma
1047(1)
Terminus
1048(1)
Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806--1867)
1049(3)
January 1, 1828
1050(1)
January 1, 1829
1050(1)
Lady in the White Dress, I Helped into the Omnibus
1051(1)
Maria Stewart (1803--1879)
1052(5)
An Address . . .
1053(4)
George Moses Horton (1797--1883)
1057(8)
On Liberty and Slavery
1058(1)
The Lover's Farewell
1059(1)
On Hearing of the Intention of a Gentleman . . .
1060(1)
Division of an Estate
1061(1)
The Creditor to His Proud Debtor
1062(1)
Death of an Old Carriage Horse
1063(1)
George Moses Horton, Myself
1064(1)
Margaret Fuller (1810--1850)
1065(21)
From Summer on the Lakes
1067(8)
From Woman in the Nineteenth Century
1075(11)
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804--1864)
1086(236)
My Kinsman, Major Molineux
1088(14)
Young Goodman Brown
1102(10)
The Minister's Black Veil
1112(9)
The Birth-Mark
1121(11)
The Artist of the Beautiful
1132(16)
Rappaccini's Daughter
1148(20)
Ethan Brand
1168(10)
The Custom-House: Introductory to The Scarlet Letter
1178(26)
The Scarlet Letter
1204(118)
Herman Melville (1819--1891)
1322(157)
From Moby-Dick
1324(44)
Bartleby, the Scrivener
1368(26)
Benito Cereno
1394(59)
The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids
1453(17)
The Portent
1470(1)
Shiloh
1470(1)
Malvern Hill
1471(1)
A Utilitarian View of the Monitor's Fight
1472(1)
The House-Top
1473(1)
The Swamp Angel
1473(2)
The College Colonel
1475(1)
The Æolian Harp
1476(1)
The Tuft of Kelp
1477(1)
The Maldive Shark
1477(1)
The Berg
1478(1)
Art
1479(1)
Greek Architecture
1479(1)
Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney (1791--1865)
1479(4)
Death of an Infant
1480(1)
The Indian's Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers
1481(1)
Indian Names
1482(1)
Lydia Maria Child (1802--1880)
1483(18)
Charity Bowery
1483(5)
The Black Saxons
1488(7)
Slavery's Pleasant Homes
1495(4)
The New England Boy's Song About Thanksgiving Day
1499(2)
John Rollin Ridge (1827--1867)
1501(6)
From The Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta
1501(6)
Josiah Henson (1789--1883)
1507(13)
From The Life of Josiah Henson
1508(12)
Frederick Douglass (1818--1895)
1520(78)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
1521(60)
Letter to His Old Master
1581(5)
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?
1586(3)
West India Emancipation
1589(9)
John P. Parker (1827--1900)
1598(14)
From His Promised Land
1598(14)
Henry David Thoreau (1817--1862)
1612(201)
Civil Disobedience
1614(17)
Walden
1631(180)
They Who Prepare My Evening Meal Below
1811(1)
On Fields o'er Which the Reaper's Hand Has Passed
1811(1)
Smoke
1811(1)
Conscience
1812(1)
My Life Has Been the Poem
1813(1)
William Gilmore Simms (1806--1870)
1813(24)
Grayling; or, ``Murder Will Out''
1815(22)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807--1882)
1837(22)
A Psalm of Life
1838(1)
The Arsenal at Springfield
1839(2)
The Jewish Cemetery at Newport
1841(2)
From The Song of Hiawatha
1843(5)
From Tales of a Wayside Inn
1848(11)
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807--1892)
1859(17)
The Hunters of Men
1860(1)
Massachusetts to Virginia
1861(3)
Toussaint L'Ouverture
1864(6)
The Farewell
1870(2)
Song of Slaves in the Desert
1872(2)
Barbara Frietchie
1874(2)
James Russell Lowell (1819--1891)
1876(17)
To the Dandelion
1877(2)
From The Biglow Papers, First Series
1879(5)
From A Fable for Critics
1884(9)
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811--1896)
1893(66)
From Uncle Tom's Cabin
1894(65)
Fanny Fern (1811--1872)
1959(14)
Aunt Hetty on Matrimony
1961(1)
Hints to Young Wives
1962(1)
Owls Kill Humming-Birds
1963(1)
The Tear of a Wife
1964(1)
Mrs. Adolphus Smith Sporting the ``Blue Stocking''
1965(1)
Fresh Fern Leaves: Leaves of Grass
1965(3)
Blackwell's Island
1968(1)
Blackwell's Island No. 3
1969(2)
Independence
1971(1)
The Working-Girls of New York
1972(1)
William Wells Brown (1814--1884)
1973(37)
The Escape
1975(35)
Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813--1897)
2010(28)
From Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
2011(27)
James M. Whitfield (1822--1871)
2038(7)
America
2039(4)
Self-Reliance
2043(2)
Abraham Lincoln (1809--1865)
2045(4)
To Horace Greeley
2047(1)
Gettysburg Address
2048(1)
Second Inaugural Address
2048(1)
Frances E. W. Harper (1825--1911)
2049(6)
Bury Me in a Free Land
2050(1)
To the Union Savers of Cleveland
2051(1)
The Slave Mother
2052(2)
Learning to Read
2054(1)
Aunt Chloe's Politics
2055(1)
Louisa May Alcott (1832--1888)
2055(54)
From Little Women
2059(32)
From Hospital Sketches
2091(18)
Emma Lazarus (1849--1887)
2109(4)
In the Jewish Synagogue at Newport
2110(2)
The New Colossus
2112(1)
1492
2112(1)
Walt Whitman (1819--1892)
2113(135)
Preface to the 1855 Edition of Leaves of Grass
2115(15)
Song of Myself
2130(45)
From Inscriptions
To You
2175(1)
One's-Self I Sing
2175(1)
When I Read the Book
2175(1)
I Hear America Singing
2176(1)
Poets to Come
2176(1)
From Children of Adam
From Pent-Up Aching Rivers
2176(2)
Out of the Rolling Ocean the Crowd
2178(1)
As Adam Early in the Morning
2179(1)
Once I Pass'd Through a Populous City
2179(1)
Facing West from California's Shores
2179(1)
From Calamus
In Paths Untrodden
2180(1)
Scented Herbage of My Breast
2180(2)
What Think You I Take My Pen in Hand
2182(1)
I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing
2182(1)
I Hear It Was Charged Against Me
2182(1)
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
2183(4)
From Sea-Drift
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
2187(5)
As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life
2192(2)
From By the Roadside
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
2194(1)
The Dalliance of the Eagles
2195(1)
From Drum-Taps
Beat! Beat! Drums!
2195(1)
Cavalry Crossing a Ford
2196(1)
Bivouac on a Mountain Side
2196(1)
Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night
2197(1)
A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown
2198(1)
A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim
2199(1)
The Wound-Dresser
2199(3)
From Memories of President Lincoln
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd
2202(6)
From Autumn Rivulets
There Was a Child Went Forth
2208(2)
Sparkles from the Wheel
2210(1)
Who Learns My Lesson Complete?
2210(2)
Passage to India
2212(7)
The Sleepers
2219(7)
From Whispers of Heavenly Death
A Noiseless Patient Spider
2226(1)
From Noon to Starry Night
To a Locomotive in Winter
2226(1)
From Democratic Vistas
2227(21)
Emily Dickinson (1830--1886)
2248(30)
49 I never lost as much but twice
2250(1)
67 Success is counted sweetest
2250(1)
125 For each ecstatic instant
2250(1)
130 These are the days when Birds come back
2251(1)
165 A Wounded Deer---leaps highest
2251(1)
185 ``Faith'' is a fine invention
2252(1)
210 The thought beneath so slight a film
2252(1)
214 I taste a liquor never brewed
2252(1)
216 Safe in their Alabaster Chambers
2252(1)
241 I like a look of Agony
2253(1)
249 Wild Nights---Wild Nights!
2253(1)
258 There's a certain Slant of light
2253(1)
280 I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
2254(1)
287 A Clock stopped
2254(1)
303 The Soul selects her own Society
2255(1)
324 Some keep the Sabbath going to Church
2255(1)
328 A Bird came down the Walk
2256(1)
338 I know that He exists
2256(1)
341 After great pain, a formal feeling comes
2257(1)
401 What Soft---Cherubic Creatures
2257(1)
414 `Twas like a Maelstrom' with a notch
2257(1)
435 Much Madness is divinest Sense
2258(1)
441 This is my letter to the World
2258(1)
448 This was a Poet---It is That
2259(1)
449 I died for Beauty---but was scarce
2259(1)
465 I heard a Fly buzz---when I died
2259(1)
510 It was not Death, for I stood up
2260(1)
520 I started Early---Took my Dog
2261(1)
585 I like to see it lap the Miles
2261(1)
613 They shut me up in Prose
2262(1)
632 The Brain---is wider than the sky
2262(1)
640 I cannot live with You
2262(2)
650 Pain---has an Element of Blank
2264(1)
657 I dwell in Possibility
2264(1)
670 One need not be a Chamber---to be Haunted
2264(1)
709 Publication --- is the Auction
2265(1)
712 Because I could not stop for Death
2265(1)
732 She rose to His Requirement---dropt
2266(1)
745 Renunciation --- is a piercing Virtue
2266(1)
754 My life had stood --- a Loaded Gun
2267(1)
764 Presentiment --- is that long Shadow---on the Lawn
2268(1)
976 Death is a Dialogue between
2268(1)
986 A narrow Fellow in the Grass
2268(1)
1052 I never saw a Moor
2269(1)
1078 The Bustle in a House
2269(1)
1129 Tell all the truth but tell it slant
2269(1)
1207 He preached upon ``Breadth'' till it argued him narrow
2269(1)
1463 A Route of Evanescence
2270(1)
1545 The Bible is an antique Volume
2270(1)
1624 Apparently with no surprise
2270(1)
1670 In Winter in my Room
2270(1)
1732 My life closed twice before its close
2271(1)
1755 To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee
2272(1)
1760 Elysium is as far as to
2272(1)
Letters to T. W. Higginson
2272(6)
Reference Works, Bibliographies 2278(5)
Criticism, Literary and Cultural History 2283(7)
Acknowledgments 2290(2)
Index to Authors, Titles, and First Lines 2292


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