Concise Anthology of American Literature

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Copyright: 1993-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
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This book contains selections from Volumes I and II of the Anthology of American Literature, Seventh Edition. Carefully selected works introduce readers to America's literary heritage, from the colonial times of William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of Saul Bellow and Toni Morrison. It provides a wealth of additional contextual information surrounding the readings as well as the authors themselves. An expanded chronological chart and interaction time line help readers associate literary works with historical, political, technological, and cultural developments. Other coverage includes a continued emphasis on cultural plurality, including the contributions to the American literary canon made by women and minority authors, and a reflection of the changing nature of the canon of American Literature. For anyone who likes to read the writings of American Literature--and wants to understand the connection between those words and their place in American history.

Table of Contents

The Literature of Colonial America
Christopher Columbus (1451-1506)
From The Diario of Christopher Columbus' First Voyage to America
Thursday 11 October 1942
Sunday 14 October 1492
Captain John Smith (1580-1631)
From The General History of Virginia
The Third Book
Powhatan's Discourse of Peace and War
Native American Voices I
Myths and Tales
How the World Began
How the World Was Made
The Beginning of Summer and Winter
The Gift of the Sacred Pipe
Thunder, Dizzying Liquid, and Cups That Do Not Grow
William Bradford (1590-1657)
From Of Plymouth Plantation
Chapter IV, Showing the Reasons and Causes of Their Removal
Chapter VII, Of Their Departure from Leyden Chapter IX, Of Their Voyage Chapter X, Showing How They Sought out a Place of Habitation Chapter XI [The Mayflower Compact]
Chapter XXVIII [The Pequot War]
Chapter XXXVI [Winslow's Final Departure]
John Winthrop (1588-1649)
From The Journal of John Winthrop
The Bay Psalm Book (1640)
From The Bay Psalm Book
The New England Primer (c. 1683)
From The New England Primer
Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)
The Prologue
The Flesh and the Spirit
The Author to Her Book
Before the Birth of One of Her Children
To My Dear and Loving Husband
A Letter to Her Husband In Reference to Her Children In Memory of My Dear Grandchild On My Dear Grandchild Simon Bradstreet Upon the Burning of Our House Edward Taylor (c. 1642-1729)
From Preparatory Meditations
The Reflexion
Meditation 6 (First Series)
Meditation 8 (First Series)
Meditation 38 (First Series)
Meditation 39 (First Series)
Meditation 150 (Second Series)
From God's Determinations
The Preface
The Joy of Church Fellowship Rightly Attended
Upon a Spider Catching a Fly
The Ebb and Flow
A Fig for Thee Oh! Death
Samuel Sewall (1652-1730)
From The Diary of Samuel Sewall
Mary Rowlandson (c. 1637-1711)
From A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
William Byrd II (1674-1744)
From The Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover, 1709-1712
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
Sarah Pierrepont
Personal Narrative
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
From Images or Shadows of Divine Things
The Literature of Reason and Revolution
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
[Silence Dogood, No. 4]
From Poor Richard Improved, 1758
An Address to the Public
The Autobiography
Michel-Guillaume-Jean de Cravecoeur (1735-1813)
From Letters from an American Farmer
Letter III (What Is an American?)
Letter IX (Description of Charleston)
Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
From Common Sense
From The American Crisis
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
The Declaration of Independence
From Notes on the State of Virginia
From Query V: Cascades
FROM Query VI: Productions Mineral, Vegetable and Animal
From Query XVII: Religion
From Query XVIII: Manners
From Query XIX: Manufactures
To James Madison
To John Adams
The Federalist (1787-1788)
The Federalist No. 10
The Federalist No. 51
Phillis Wheately (1754?-1784)
On Virtue
To the University of Cambridge, in New England
On Being Brought from Africa to America
On Imagination
To S.M. A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works
To His Excellency General Washington
Philip Freneau (1752-1832)
The Power of Fancy
The Hurricane
To Sir Toby
The Wild Honey Suckle
The Indian Burying Ground
On the Universality and Oth
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