Two-Term Survey of American Literature

Two-Term Survey of American Literature

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Dr. David Jenkins

Plovdiv University
Two-Term Survey of American Literature

Term One Authors

The Colonial Period (before 1750)

1) Selected Legends, Tales, and Poetry of the Indigenous Americans
2) Christopher Columbus (1451-1506): “Letter to Luis Santangel Regarding the
First Voyage”; “Letter to Ferdinand and Isabella Regarding the Fourth Voyage”
3) Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (1490-1558): The Relation of Álvar Núñez Cabeza
de Vaca
• 4) Thomas Morton (1579-1647): New English Canaan
5) John Smith (1580-1631): The General History of Virginia; A Description of New
6) William Bradford (1590-1657): Of Plymouth Plantation
• 7) Roger Williams (c. 1603-1683): A Key Into the Language of America; The Bloody
Tenet of Persecution
8) Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672): “Prologue”; The Tenth Muse; Contemplations;
“Upon the Burning of Our House”; “As Weary Pilgrim”; Meditations
9) John Winthrop (1631-1705): The Journal of John Winthrop
10) Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705): The Day of Doom
• 11) Mary Rowlandson (c. 1636-1711): A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration
of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
• 12) Edward Taylor (1642-1729): “Huswifery”; God`s Determinations; Meditations
• 13) Cotton Mather (1663-1728): The Wonders of the Invisible World; Bonifacius
14) Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758): “Personal Narrative”; “A Divine and Supernatural
Light”; “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”; Images or Shadows of Divine Things
The Age of Reason and Revolution (1750-1800)
15) Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790): The Autobiography; satirical, scientific, political essays
• 16) Michel-Guillaume de Crévecoeur (1735-1813): Letters from an American Farmer
17) Thomas Paine (1737-1797): The...

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