Anthology of American Literature, Volume I

ISBN-10: 0205779395

ISBN-13: 9780205779390

Edition: 10th 2011

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Description: This two-volume anthology represents America's literary heritage from colonial times through the American renaissance to the contemporary era of post-modernism. Volume I offers early contextual selections from Christopher Columbus and Gaspar Perez de Villagra, as well as an excerpt from the Iroquois Leaguers"s Constitution of the Five Nations, and ends with an extensive selection of the poetry of Emily Dickinson. This anthology is best known for its useful pedagogy, including extensive and straightforward headnotes and introductions, as well as its balanced approach to editorial selection process. Changes to the new edition include new visual aids (photographs, artwork, cartoons), the includsion of new multicultural selections, expanded works by women, classic and contemporary pieces, speeches by reknowned leaders, and four ground-breaking dramas. The historical context within which the work was written provides greater insight into its significance in American literature. For anyone with an interest in a balance approach to American Literature from colonial times to the Civil War.

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List price: $125.00
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 6/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 2256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

After receiving her B.A.from Yale College she stayed on at Yale for a masters degree in English and a Ph.D. in American Studies. She taught American Studies and English at the University of Texas from 1985 to 2003, and was Chair of the Department of American Studies. .She has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, was a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in Japan and was the winner of a Harry H. Ransom Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Texas. Much of her work is focused on Mark Twain but she has also published works on writers such as Frederick Douglas and Theodore Dreiser. Her research interests have lead her to focus on the influence of African American voices on American literature. Dr. Fishkin is the author, editor or co-editor of over forty books and has published over eighty articles and reviews. Her book Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices was selected as an "Outstanding Academic Book" by Choice in 1993.

About the Editors
The Literature of Early America
Reading the Historical Context
Columbus's Letter Describing His First Voyage
THOMAS HARIOT (1560���1621)
FROM A Brief and True Report of the Newfound Land of Virginia
FROM the Journey of alvar Nùuez Cabeza de Vaca
JOHN WINTHROP (1588���1649) AND ANNE HUTCHINSON (1591���1643)
FROM the Examination of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson at the
Court at Newton
FROM the Constitution of the Five Nations
Reading the Critical Context
JOHN DRYDEN (1631���1700)
FROM Preface to Troilus and Cressida
ALEXANDER POPE (1688���1744)
FROM An Essay on Criticism
Literature of Early America
CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH (1580���1631)
FROM the General History of Virginia
The Third Book
Powhatan's Discourse of Peace and War
FROM A Description of New England
FROM Dinÿ bahane': the Navajo Creation Story
WILLIAM BRADFORD (1590���1657)
FROM History of Plymouth Plantation
FROM Chapter 1
FROM Chapter 3
FROM Chapter 4
FROM Chapter 7
FROM Chapter 9
FROM Chapter 10
FROM Book 2
FROM Chapter 36
THOMAS MORTON (C. 1579���1647)
FROM the New English Canaan
JOHN WINTHROP (1588���1649)
FROM the Journal of John Winthrop
A Model of Christian Charity
ROGER WILLIAMS (C. 1603���1683)
FROM A Key into the Language of America
FROM the Bloody Tenet of Persecution for the Cause of Conscience
To the Town of Providence
FROM the New England Primer
ANNE BRADSTREET (C. 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 Absent Upon Public Employment
In Reference to Her Children, 23 June, 1659
In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet
On My Dear Grandchild Simon Bradstreet
[On Deliverance] from Another Sore Fit
Upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666
As Weary Pilgrim
FROM Meditations Divine and Moral
FROM the Day of Doom
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
Upon Wedlock and Death of Children
The Ebb and Flow
A Fig for Thee Oh! Death
COTTON MATHER (1663���1728)
FROM the Wonders of the Invisible World
The Trial of Bridget Bishop
The Trial of Martha Carrier
A Third Curiosity
FROM Magnalia Christi Americana
A General Introduction
Galeacius Secundus
Thaumatographia Pneumatica
SAMUEL SEWALL (1652���1730)
The Selling of Joseph
FROM the Diary of Samuel Sewall
MARY ROWLANDSON (C. 1637���1711)
FROM A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration
EBENEZER COOKE (C. 1665 C. 1732)
The Sot-Weed Factor
The Journal of Madam Knight
WILLIAM BYRD II (1674���1744)
FROM the Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover, 1709���1712
FROM the History of the Dividing Line
JOHN WOOLMAN (1720���1772)
FROM the Journal of John Woolman
JONATHAN EDWARDS (1703���1758)
Sarah Pierrepont
Personal Narrative
FROM A Divine and Supernatural Light
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
The Literature of the Eighteenth Century
Reading the Historical Context
Thomas Jefferson to James Madison
Thomas Jefferson to John Adams
Abigail Adams to John Adams
John Adams to Abigail Adams
Benjamin Banneker to Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Banneker
The Federalist No. 1 (Alexander Hamilton)
The Federalist No. 2 (John Jay)
The Federalist No. 10 (James Madison)
The Federalist No. 51 (James Madison)
Reading the Critical Context
Silence Dogood, No. 7
Literature of the Eighteenth Century
FROM the Autobiography
Silence Dogood, No. 2
Benjamin Franklin's Epitaph
The Witches of Mount Holly
FROM Poor Richard's Almanac, 1733
FROM Poor Richard's Almanac, 1746
The Speech of Miss Polly Baker
Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind
Information to Those Who Would Remove to America
Speech in the Convention
An Address to the Public
SAMSON OCCOM (1723���1792)
FROM A Short Narrative of My Life
The Slow Traveller
A Morning Hymn
A Son's Farewell
Conversion Song
Come All My Young Companions, Come
FROM Letters from an American Farmer
Letter III What Is an American?
Letter IX Description of Charleston
Letter XII Distresses of a Frontier Man
OLAUDAH EQUIANO (1745���1797)
FROM the Life of Olaudah Equiano
THOMAS PAINE (1737���1809)
FROM Common Sense
FROM the American Crisis
FROM the Age of Reason
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
Query XIV: Laws
FROM Query XVII: Religion
FROM Query XVIII: Manners
FROM Query XIX: Manufactures
FROM the Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson
ROYALL TYLER(1757���1826)
The Contrast
On Virtue
To the University of Cambridge, in New England
On Being Brought from Africa to America
On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield. 1770
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 Mr. Paine's Rights of Man
On a Honey Bee
On the Universality and Other Attributes of the God of Nature
On the Religion of Nature
WILLIAM BARTRAM (1739���1823)
FROM Travels through North and South Carolina
On the Equality of the Sexes
Slaves in Algiers
RED JACKET (C. 1750���1830)
The Indians Must Worship the Great Spirit in Their Own Way
The Literature of the Early- to Mid-Nineteenth Century
Reading the Historical Context
TECUMSEH (1768���1813)
Speech to the Osage Indians
On the Constitution and the Union
STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS (1813���1861)
FROM Third Joint Debate, at Jonesboro
Declaration of Sentiments
Reading the Critical Context
EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809���1849)
FROM "Twice-Told Tales, by Nathaniel Hawthorne" [A Review]
The Philosophy of Composition
FROM the Poetic Principle
HERMAN MELVILLE (1819���1891)
FROM Hawthorne and His Mosses
Literature of the Early- to Mid-Nineteenth Century
FROM the Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent
The Author's Account of Himself
Rip Van Winkle
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Traits of Indian Character
BLACK HAWK (1767���1838)
FROM Black Hawk's Autobiography
WILLIAM APESS (1798���1839)
FROM A Son of the Forest
Eulogy on King Philip
ELIAS BOUDINOT (C.1802���1839)
An Address to the Whites
FROM the Cherokee Phoenix
PENINA MO SE (1797���1880)
To Persecuted Foreigners
The Mirror and the Echo
To a Lottery Ticket
The Fight
Preface to the Leather-Stocking Tales
FROM the Pioneers
FROM the Deerslayer
The Big Bear of Arkansas
The Yellow Violet
To a Waterfowl
To Cole, the Painter, DeParting for Europe
To the Fringed Gentian
The Prairies
Abraham Lincoln
SOJOURNER TRUTH (1797? 1883)
Speech to the Women's Rights Convention, Akron, Ohio
FROM Narrative of Sojourner Truth
EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809���1849)
Sonnet���To Science
To Helen
The City in the Sea
The Raven
Annabel Lee
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Black Cat
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Purloined Letter
The American Scholar
The Divinity School Address
The Poet
The Rhodora
Each and All
Concord Hymn
The Problem
Give All to Love
January 1, 1828
January 1, 1829
Lady in the White Dress, I Helped into the Omnibus
MARIA STEWART (1803���1879)
An Address Delivered Before the Afric-American Female
Intelligence Society of Boston
On Liberty and Slavery
The Lover's Farewell
On Hearing of the Intention of a Gentleman
To Purchase the Poet's Freedom
The Creditor to His Proud Debtor
Division of an Estate
Death of an Old Carriage Horse
George Moses Horton, Myself
MARGARET FULLER (1810���1850)
FROM Woman in the Nineteenth Century
Young Goodman Brown
The Birth-Mark
Rappaccini's Daughter
My Kinsman, Major Molineux
The Maypole of Merry Mount
The Minister's Black Veil
The Artist of the Beautiful
Ethan Brand
The Custom-House: Introductory to the Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
HERMAN MELVILLE (1819���1891)
FROM Moby-Dick
The Pulpit
The Sermon
The Mast-Head
The Whiteness of the Whale
Bartleby, the Scrivener
Benito Cereno
Billy Budd
The Portent
Malvern Hill
A Utilitarian View of the Monitor's Fight
The House-Top
The Swamp Angel
The College Colonel
The olian Harp
The Tuft of Kelp
The Maldive Shark
The Berg
Greek Architecture
Death of an Infant
The Indian's Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers
Indian Names
LYDIA MARIA CHILD (1802���1880)
Charity Bowery
The Black Saxons
Slavery's Pleasant Homes
The New England Boy's Song about Thanksgiving Day
JOSIAH HENSON (1789���1883)
FROM the Life of Josiah Henson
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Letter to His Old Master
What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?
West India Emancipation
Civil Disobedience
They Who Prepare my Evening Meal Below
On Fields O'er Which the Reaper's Hand Has Passed
My Life Has Been the Poem
Grayling; or "Murder Will Out"
A Psalm of Life
The Arsenal at Springfield
The Jewish Cemetery at Newport
My Lost Youth
The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls
FROM the Song of Hiawatha
The Hunters of Men
The Farewell
Massachusetts to Virginia
Toussaint l'Ouverture
Song of Slaves in the Desert
Barbara Frietchie
E. D. E. N. SOUTHWORTH (1819���1899)
The Thunderbolt to the Hearth
To the Dandelion
FROM the Biglow Papers, First Series
FROM A Fable for Critics
FROM Uncle Tom's Cabin
FANNY FERN (1811���1872)
Aunt Hetty on Matrimony
Hints to Young Wives
Owls Kill Humming-Birds
The Tear of a Wife
Mrs. Adolphus Smith Sporting the "Blue Stocking"
Fresh Fern Leaves: Leaves of Grass
Blackwell's Island
Blackwell's Island No. 3
The Working-Girls of New York
The Escape
HARRIET ANN JACOBS (1813���1897)
FROM Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
JAMES M. WHITFIELD (1822���1871)
ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809���1865)
To Horace Greeley
Gettysburg Address
Second Inaugural Address
FRANCES E. W. HARPER (1825���1911)
Bury Me in a Free Land
To the Union Savers of Cleveland
Eliza Harris
The Slave Mother
Learning to Read
Aunt Chloe's Politics
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT (1832���1888)
FROM Little Women
FROM Hospital Sketches
A Day
A Night
EMMA LAZARUS (1849���1887)
In the Jewish Synagogue at Newport
The New Colossus
WALT WHITMAN (1819���1892)
Preface to the 1855 Edition of Leaves of Grass
Song of Myself
FROM Inscriptions
To You
One's-Self I Sing
When I Read the book
I Hear America Singing
Poets to Come
FROM Children of Adam
From Pent-up Aching Rivers
Out of the Rolling Ocean the Crowd
As Adam, Early in the Morning
Once I Pass'd Through a Populous City
FROM Calamus
What Think You I Take My Pen in Hand?
I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing
I Hear It Was Charged Against Me
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
FROM Sea-Drift
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
FROM By the Roadside
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
The Dalliance of the Eagles
FROM Drum-Taps
Beat! Beat! Drums!
Cavalry Crossing a Ford
Bivouac on a Mountain Side
Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night
A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim
The Wound-Dresser
As I Lay with My Head in Your Lap Camerado
FROM Memories of President Lincoln
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd
FROM Autumn Rivulets
There was a Child Went Forth
Sparkles from the Wheel
Passage to India
FROM Whispers of Heavenly Death
A Noiseless Patient Spider
FROM From Noon to Starry Night
To a Locomotive in Winter
FROM Democratic Vistas
EMILY DICKINSON (1830���1886)
49 I never lost as much but twice
67 Success is counted sweetest
165 A Wounded Deer���leaps highest
185 "Faith" is a fine invention
210 the thought beneath so slight a film
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
328 A Bird came down the Walk
338 I know that He exists
341 After great pain, a formal feeling comes
401 What Soft���Cherubic Creatures
435 Much Madness is divinest Sense
441 This is my letter to the World
449 I died for Beauty���but was scarce
465 I heard a Fly buzz���when I died
520 I started Early���Took my Dog
585 I like to see it lap the Miles
632 the Brain���is wider than the sky
640 I cannot live with You
670 One need not be a Chamber���to be Haunted
709 Publication���is the Auction
712 Because I could not stop for Death
764 Presentiment���is that long Shadow���on the Lawn
976 Death is a Dialogue between
986 A narrow Fellow in the Grass
1052 I never saw a Moor
1078 the Bustle in a House
1129 Tell all the truth but tell it slant
1207 He preached upon "Breadth" till it argued him narrow
1463 A Route of Evanescence
1545 the Bible is an antique Volume
1624 Apparently with no surprise
1670 In Winter in my Room
1732 My life closed twice before its close
1755 to make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee
1760 Elysium is as far as to
Letters to T. W. Higginson
Reference Works, Bibliographies
Criticism, Literary and Cultural History
Index to Authors, Titles, and First Lines
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