Contents

  1. Expanding the Open Anthology of Early American Literature

  2. I. Native American and Ethnographic Texts

    1. 1. Introduction

    2. 2. Of the Girl who married Mount Katahdin (Penobscot)

    3. 3. The Generall Historie of Virginia as a Text

  3. II. Christopher Columbus

    1. 4. Journal of the First Voyage to America, 1492-1493 (Excerpt)

    2. 5. Introduction

  4. III. Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

    1. 6. Introduction

    2. 7. Prologue

    3. 8. Chapter VII: The Character of the Country (Excerpt)

    4. 9. Chapter X: The Assault from the Indians (Excerpt)

    5. 10. Chapter XII: The Indians Bring Us Food (Excerpt)

    6. 11. Chapter XXI: Our Cure of Some of the Afflicted

    7. 12. Chapter XXIV: Customs of the Indians of That Country (Excerpt)

    8. 13. Chapter XXXII: The Indians Give Us the Hearts of Deer (Excerpt)

    9. 14. Chapter XXXIII: We See Traces of Christians (Excerpt)

    10. 15. Chapter XXXIV: Of Sending for the Christians (Excerpt)

  5. IV. William Bradford

    1. 16. Anno Dom: 1637 (Excerpt)

    2. 17. Anno Dom: 1623

    3. 18. Preface

    4. 19. The remainder of Anno 1620 (Excerpt)

    5. 20. Anno Dom: 1642

  6. V. John Winthrop

    1. 21. "A Model of Christian Charity"

  7. VI. Thomas Morton

    1. 22. New English Canaan (Excerpt)

  8. VII. Anne Bradstreet

    1. 23. Introduction

    2. 24. The Prologue

    3. 25. The Author to Her Book

    4. 26. The Flesh and the Spirit

    5. 27. In Honour of the High and Mighty Princess, Queen Elizabeth

    6. 28. Letter: To My Dear Children

  9. VIII. Mary Rowlandson

    1. 29. The First Remove

    2. 30. The Second Remove

    3. 31. The Third Remove

    4. 32. The Fifth Remove

    5. 33. The Eighth Remove

    6. 34. The Twelfth Remove

    7. 35. The Thirteenth Remove (Excerpt)

    8. 36. The Eighteenth Remove

    9. 37. The Twentieth Remove (Excerpt)

  10. IX. Cotton Mather

    1. 38. Wonders of the Invisible World: The Author's Defence

    2. 39. Wonders of the Invisible World: The Trial of Martha Carrier at the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Salem, August 2, 1692

    3. 40. Decennium Luctuosum: An History of Remarkable Occurrences in the Long War

  11. X. Jonathan Edwards

    1. 41. Introduction

    2. 42. Personal Narrative (Excerpt)

    3. 43. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (Excerpt)

    4. 44. Sarah Pierrepont Edwards on Conversion

  12. XI. Thomas Paine

    1. 45. A Short Video About Thomas Paine

    2. 46. Introduction

    3. 47. Common Sense (Excerpt)

    4. 48. The Age of Reason (Excerpt)

  13. XII. Roger Williams

    1. 49. Biography

    2. 50. Introduction to Texts

    3. 51. The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution (1644)

    4. 52. A Letter to the Town of Providence (1655)

    5. 53. A Key into the Language of America, excerpt (1643)

    6. 54. Research and Discussion Questions for Roger Williams

  14. XIII. Thomas Jefferson

    1. 55. Notes on the State of Virginia (Excerpt)

    2. 56. Introduction

    3. 57. Letter to Nathaniel Burwell

    4. 58. (Rough Draft of) The Declaration of Independence

  15. XIV. Toussaint L'Ouverture

    1. 59. Introductory Video

    2. 60. Toussaint's Constitution (Excerpt)

  16. XV. Briton Hammon

    1. 61. A Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings, and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro Man...

  17. XVI. Prince Hall

    1. 62. Introduction

    2. 63. A Charge Delivered to the African Lodge

  18. XVII. Benjamin Franklin

    1. 64. Introduction

    2. 65. Discussion Questions

    3. 66. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    4. 67. Introduction of Autobiography

  19. XVIII. Phillis Wheatley

    1. 68. "On Being Brought from Africa to America"

  20. XIX. Judith Sargent Murray

    1. 69. On the Equality of the Sexes

    2. 70. Desultory Thoughts Upon the Utility of encouraging a degree of Self-Complacency especially in Female Bosoms

  21. XX. Washington Irving

    1. 71. Biography

    2. 72. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Introduction

    3. 73. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    4. 74. Discussion Questions

    5. 75. Biography

    6. 76. Rip Van Winkle

  22. XXI. Tecumseh

    1. 77. Biography

    2. 78. Intro Tecumseh's Speech to the Osages

    3. 79. Tecumseh's Speech to the Osages

    4. 80. Tecumseh Research Questions

  23. XXII. Susanna Rowson

    1. 81. Charlotte Temple: Volume I

    2. 82. Charlotte Temple: Volume II

  24. XXIII. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    1. 83. Introduction

    2. 84. Text Introduction: Fate & Nature

    3. 85. Nature

    4. 86. Fate

    5. 87. Reading and Discussion Questions

  25. XXIV. Catherine Maria Sedgwick

    1. 88. Biography

    2. 89. Introduction to the Text

    3. 90. The Linwoods

    4. 91. Bibliography

    5. 92. Reading Guide Questions

  26. XXV. Edgar Allan Poe

    1. 93. The Black Cat

    2. 94. The Murders in the Rue Morgue

    3. 95. The Woe of Poe: An Introduction

    4. 96. The Tell-Tale Heart

  27. XXVI. Henry David Thoreau

    1. 97. Biography

    2. 98. Textual Introduction

    3. 99. Civil Disobedience

    4. 100. Reading Guide Questions

    5. 101. Bibliography

  28. XXVII. Herman Melville

    1. 102. Herman Melville (1819-1891) Biography

    2. 103. Textual Introduction to "Bartleby, the Scrivener"

    3. 104. "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street"

    4. 105. Discussion Questions

  29. XXVIII. The Book of Mormon

    1. 106. Textual Introduction

    2. 107. 3 Nephi

    3. 108. Joseph Smith, Jr.

    4. 109. Research and Discussion Questions

  30. XXIX. Nathaniel Hawthorne

    1. 110. Introduction

    2. 111. The Minister's Black Veil

    3. 112. Young Goodman Brown

  31. XXX. Walt Whitman

    1. 113. Author Bio

    2. 114. Introduction Text to President Lincoln Burial Hymn

    3. 115. When Lilacs Last in the Doorway Bloom'd

    4. 116. O' Captain, My Captain

    5. 117. Hush'd be the Camps To-day

    6. 118. This Dust Was Once The Man

    7. 119. Review Questions

    8. 120. Song of Myself

  32. XXXI. Mark Twain

    1. 121. Introduction

    2. 122. The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg

    3. 123. The One Million Pound Banknote

  33. XXXII. Margaret Fuller

    1. 124. Margaret Fuller: Biography

    2. 125. Intro to "The Great Lawsuit"

    3. 126. The Great Lawsuit. Man vs. Men. Woman vs. Women.

    4. 127. Reading Questions

  34. XXXIII. John Muir

    1. 128. John Muir (1838-1914) Biography

    2. 129. My First Summer in the Sierra: Text Introduction

    3. 130. My First Summer in the Sierra: Chapter 1

    4. 131. My First Summer in the Sierra: Chapter 2

    5. 132. My First Summer in the Sierra: Chapter 3

    6. 133. My First Summer in the Sierra: Chapter 4

    7. 134. My First Summer in the Sierra: Chapter 5

    8. 135. My First Summer in the Sierra: Chapter 6

    9. 136. My First Summer in the Sierra: Chapter 7

    10. 137. My First Summer in the Sierra: Chapter 8

    11. 138. My First Summer in the Sierra: Chapter 9

    12. 139. My First Summer in the Sierra: Chapter 10

    13. 140. My First Summer in the Sierra: Chapter 11

  35. XXXIV. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

    1. 141. Biography

    2. 142. Textual Introduction

    3. 143. The Slave Auction

    4. 144. Bury Me in a Free Land

    5. 145. Review Questions

  36. XXXV. Frederick Douglass

    1. 146. Biography

    2. 147. Introduction

    3. 148. The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro

    4. 149. Bibliography

    5. 150. Discussion Questions

  37. XXXVI. Paul Laurence Dunbar

    1. 151. Biography (1872-1906)

    2. 152. Introduction to the Texts

    3. 153. We Wear the Mask

    4. 154. Sympathy

    5. 155. Reading Guide Questions

  38. XXXVII. Fakey McFakerton

  39. XXXVIII. Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    1. 156. Biography

    2. 157. Introduction to The Yellow Wallpaper

    3. 158. The Yellow Wallpaper

    4. 159. Discussion Questions

  40. XXXIX. Emily Dickinson

    1. 160. Biography

    2. 161. "Hope" is the thing with feathers

    3. 162. "Because I could not stop for Death"

    4. 163. Reading Guide Questions

  41. XL. Emma Lazarus

    1. 164. Emma Lazarus Bio

    2. 165. 1492

    3. 166. The New Colossus

    4. 167. Discussion Questions for The New Colossus

    5. 168. Discussion Questions Part 2

  42. XLI. Davy Crockett

    1. 169. Biography

    2. 170. Introduction to texts

    3. 171. Sal Fink, the Mississippi Screamer, How She Cooked Injuns

    4. 172. Discussion questions

  43. XLII. Captain John Smith

    1. 173. Author Biography: Captain John Smith

    2. 174. "The Capture of Pocahontas" and "Her Marriage with John Rolfe"

    3. 175. Bibliography

  44. XLIII. Ambrose Bierce

    1. 176. Biography

    2. 177. Descriptions for the Works of Ambrose Bierce

    3. 178. The New Decalogue

    4. 179. An Inscription

    5. 180. The Day of Wrath / Dies Iræ

    6. 181. The Devil's Dictionary

  45. XLIV. Zitkala-Sa

    1. 182. Biography

    2. 183. Introduction to the Text

    3. 184. The School Day of an Indian Girl

  46. XLV. Sojourner Truth

    1. 185. Biography

    2. 186. Introduction to the Text

    3. 187. "Ain't I a Woman?" Speech (Transcribed by Rev. Marius Robinson)

    4. 188. "Ain't I a Woman?" Speech (Transcribed by Frances Dana Gage)

    5. 189. Present Day Speech Interpretation

    6. 190. Discussion Questions

  47. Appendix

  48. List of Full-Text Links to Texts from This Edition