American Literature, Volume I (2nd edition)

American Literature, Volume I (2nd edition)

By: William E. Cain (author), Hilary E. Wyss (author), Alice McDermott (author), Lance E. Newman (author)Paperback

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About Author

William E. Cain is Mary Jewett Gaiser Professor of English at Wellesley College. Among his many publications is a monograph on American literary and cultural criticism, 1900-1945, in The Cambridge History of American Literature, Vol. 5 (2003). He is a co-editor of the Norton Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism (2nd ed., 2010), and, with Sylvan Barnet, he has co-authored a number of books on literature and composition. His recent publications include essays on Ralph Ellison, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Shakespeare, Edith Wharton, and the painter Mark Rothko. Alice McDermott is the author of the forthcoming novel Someone and six previous novels, including After This; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award; and At Weddings and Wakes, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. That Night, At Weddings and Wakes, and After This were all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. McDermott lives with her family outside Washington, D.C. Lance E. Newman is Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, where he teaches Early American Literature, Environmental Literature, and Creative Writing. He has also worked as a river guide for more than two decades, leading rafting trips in Southeastern Utah and in Grand Canyon. He is the author of The Grand Canyon Reader (University of California Press, 2011) and Our Common Dwelling: Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class Politics of Nature (Palgrave, 2005). With Joel Pace and Chris Keonig-Woodyard, he co-edited Transatlantic Romanticism: An Anthology of British, American, and Canadian Literature, 1767-1867 (Longman, 2006). He co-produced the documentary film Canyonlands: Edward Abbey and the Great American Desert (2011) with Roderick Coover. Newman's poems have appeared in many print and web magazines, and he is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Come Kanab (Dusi-e/chaps Kollectiv, 2007) and 3by3by3 (Beard of Bees, 2010), both available free on the Web. Hilary E. Wyss is Hargis Professor of American Literature at Auburn University, where she teaches courses in early American literature, American studies, and Native American studies. She is the author of over a dozen articles and book chapters as well as three books, including English Letters and Indian Literacies: Reading, Writing, and New England Missionary Schools, 1750-1830 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012); Early Native Literacies in New England: a Documentary and Critical Anthology (University of Massachusetts Press, 2008, co-edited with Kristina Bross); and Writing Indians: Literacy, Christianity, and Native Community in Early America (University of Massachusetts Press, 2000). She has won teaching awards at Auburn University as well as national research grants to support her work. She has served on the editorial board of the journal Early American Literature and was most recently the President of the Society of Early Americanists.


Part One: Exploration and Colonization (1492-1700) To The Reader David Cusick (Tuscarora) (c.1780-c.1831) A Tale of the Foundation of the Great Island, Now North America Thin Leather/Comalk Hawkih (Akimel O'odham, or Pima) (Dates TK). Translated by Edward H. Wood (Akimel O'odham, or Pima) and written down by J. William Lloyd The Story of the Creation Context and Response: King James Bible (1611), Genesis 1-3 Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), Letter to Luis de Santangel Regarding the First Voyage From Letter to Ferdinand and Isabella Regarding the Fourth Voyage Gallery 1: Spanish Narratives of Exploration and Colonization Bartolome de las Casas (1484-1566), From The Devastation of the Indies: Hispaniola Bernal Diaz del Castillo (1492-1585), From The Truthful History of the Conquest of New Spain Nahuatl Elegies (1523), Epic Description of the Besieged City" and "Flowers and Songs of Sorrow" Isabel de Guevara, "Letter to Princess Juana, from Paraguay, 1556" Catalina de Erauso (1585-1650), From Memoir of a Basque Lieutenant Nun Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1648-1695), "Prologue to the Reader" John Smith (1580-1631) From The Generall Historie Context and Responses: Woodcuts by Theodor de Bry from A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia from the Letter of John Rolfe to Sir Thomas Dale, 1614 William Bradford (1590-1657) From Of Plymouth Plantation Context and Response: from Thomas Morton, New English Canaan John Winthrop (1588-1672) A Modell of Christian Charity from Journal Context and Response: from Massachusetts General Court (1637), Examination of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson at the Court at Newton Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672) The Prologue The Author to her Book In Honor of that High and Mighty Princess Queen Elizabeth of Happy Memory Before the Birth of One of Her Children To My Dear and Loving Husband In Memory of the Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet, Who Deceased August 1665, Being a Year and a Half Old In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Anne Bradstreet, Who Deceased June 20, 1669, Being Three Years and Seven Months Old Here Follows Some Verses Upon the Burning of Our House To My Dear Children Context and Response: Edward Taylor (c. 1642-1729), Huswifery Gallery 2: Vernacular Writing and the Individual Richard Frethorne, Letters to his parents, Virginia 1623 Confessions of Praying Indians Samuel Sewell (1652-1730), from Diary William Byrd (1674-1744), from Secret Diary Rebekah Chamblit (ca.1706-1733), The Declaration, Dying Warning and Advice Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1723-1793), Letters Mary Rowlandson (1637-1711) A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Context and Response: Ransom letters Cotton Mather (1663-1728) from Wonders of the Invisible World Context and Response: Tituba Trial Transcript ***** Part Two: Enlightenment and Revolution (1700-1830) To the Reader Sarah Kemble Knight (1666-1727), Private Journal of a Journey from Boston to New York Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) Personal Narrative Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) The Way to Wealth Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America From The Autobiography Samson Occom (1723-1792) A Short Narrative of My Life Petition for the Montaukett People Context and Response: Selected letters, Eleazar Wheelock J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur (1735-1813) From Letters from an American Farmer Gallery 3: Declarations of Independence Signatures on Declaration of Independence Thomas Paine (1737-1809), From Common Sense and The American Crisis, No. 1 John Adams (1735-1826) and Abigail Adams (1744-1818), "Remember the Ladies" Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), The Declaration of Independence Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), Letter to Thomas Jefferson Prince Hall (1735-1807), Petition, January 13, 1777 Phillip Freneau (1752-1832) On the Emigration to America and Peopling the Western Country The Indian Burying Ground On the Religion of Nature Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784) On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield, 1770 To Maecenas On Being Brought from Africa to America To S.M., a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works To His Excellency General Washington To the Right Honorable William, Earl of Dartmouth To the University of Cambridge in New England Letter to Samson Occom Context and Response: Thomas Jefferson, from Query XIV, Notes on the State of Virginia John Marrant (1755-1791) A Narrative of the Lord's Wonderful Dealings with John Marrant, a Black Washington Irving (1783-1859) Rip Van Winkle Context and Response: James Kirke Paulding (1779-1860), from National Literature David Walker (1785-1830) From Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865) The African Mother at Her Daughter's Grave The Deaf, Dumb and Blind Girl of the American Asylum at Hartford, Connecticut To a Shred of Linen Indian Names Science and Religion Niagara William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) Thanatopsis The Prairies Gallery 4: Indian Removal and Resistance Cherokee Alphabet Handsome Lake (1735-1815), How the White Race Came to America and Why the Gaiwiio Became a Necessity David Brown (1802? - 1829), from Address of Dewi Brown, A Cherokee Indian Memorial of the Cherokee Citizens, December 18, 1829 Andrew Jackson, Message to Congress, December 7, 1830 Clark Mills, Statue of Andrew Jackson William Apess (1798-1839), An Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man (1833) Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (1800-1841), Invocation ***** Part Three: Literature in a Divided Nation (1830-1865) To the Reader Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880) Chocorua's Curse Slavery's Pleasant Homes Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Nature The American Scholar Self-Reliance Concord Hymn The Rhodora Context and Responses: George Ripley (1802-1880) and Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), Correspondence Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Young Goodman Brown The Minister's Black Veil The Birth-Mark Context and Response: Herman Melville (1819-1891), Hawthorne and His Mosses Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) A Psalm of Life The Village Blacksmith The Slave's Dream The Arsenal at Springfield The Jewish Cemetery at Newport John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) The Hunters of Men Toussaint L'Ouverture The Yankee Girl Lines The Ship-Builders Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) The Raven Annabel Lee The Fall of the House of Usher Ligeia The Philosophy of Composition Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) The Great Lawsuit. Man versus Men. Woman versus Women. Context and Response: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), The Declaration of Sentiments Gallery 5: Women, Domesticity, and Publication Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820), Desultory Thoughts upon the Utility of Encouraging a Degree of Self- Complacency, especially in Female Bosoms Eliza Lee Follen (1787-1860), Women's Work Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879), Books Plate from Godey's Lady's Book Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), Feeling Sarah Willis Parton (1811-1872), A Chapter on Literary Women Phoebe Cary (1824-1871), Advice Gratis to Certain Women Harriet Jacobs (1813-1897) from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Walking Civil Disobedience Life Without Principle Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro Gallery 6: Slavery and Abolition John Woolman (1720-1772), from Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes Peter Osborne (fl. 1832), Address William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), To the Public Vignettes from Poems Written During the Progress of the Abolition Question in the United States (1837) Fannie Kemble (1809-1893), from Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation Henry Highland Garnet, from An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America Advertising poster for Uncle Tom's Cabin Herman Melville (1819-1891) Bartleby the Scrivener Context and Response: Orestes Brownson (1803-1876), from The Laboring Classes Walt Whitman (1819-1892) Song of Myself Crossing Brooklyn Ferry When I Heard at the Close of Day I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim The Wound-Dresser Reconciliation When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom'd From Democratic Vistas Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911) The Slave Mother Eliza Harris The Slave Auction The Colored People in America Learning to Read Bury Me in a Free Land Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) 130 ("These are the days when Birds come back-") 199 ("I'm 'wife'-I've finished that-") 214 ("I taste a liquor never brewed-") 216 ("Safe in their Alabaster Chambers-") 241 ("I like a look of Agony") 249 ("Wild Nights-Wild Nights!") 258 ("There's a certain Slant of light") 280 ("I felt a Funeral, in my Brain") 303 ("The Soul selects her own Society-") 324 ("Some keep the Sabbath going to Church-") 341 ("After great pain, a formal feeling comes-") 348 ("I dreaded that first Robin, so") 441 ("This is my letter to the World") 448 ("This was a Poet-It is That") 465 ("I heard a Fly buzz-when I died-") 501 ("This World is not Conclusion") 520 ("I started Early-Took my Dog-") 632 ("The Brain-is wider than the Sky-") 650 ("Pain-has an Element of Blank-") 709 ("Publication-is the Auction") 712 ("Because I could not stop for Death-") 754 ("My Life had stood-a Loaded Gun-") 986 ("A narrow Fellow in the Grass") 1129 ("Tell all the Truth but tell it slant-") 1545 ("The Bible is an antique Volume-") 1732 ("My life closed twice before its close;") from Letters of Emily Dickinson April 15, 1862 April 25, 1862 Rebecca Harding Davis (1831-1910) Life in the Iron-Mills Chronology Credits Index Map of the United States

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  • ISBN13: 9780134053325
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 1264
  • ID: 9780134053325
  • ISBN10: 013405332X
  • edition: 2nd edition

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