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Early American Writing

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ISBN-10: 0140390871

ISBN-13: 9780140390872

Edition: N/A

Authors: Giles Gunn, Giles Gunn

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Drawing materials from journals and diaries, political documents and religious sermons, prose and poetry, Giles Gunn's anthology provides a panoramic survey of early American life and literature--including voices black and white, male and female, Hispanic, French, and Native American.
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List price: $20.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Prefigurations (1): Native American Mythology
This Newly Created World
How the World Was Made
Raven Creation Myth
How the Spaniards Came to Shung-opovi, How They Built a Mission, and How the Hopi Destroyed the Mission
Iroquois or Confederacy of the Five Nations
Prefigurations (2): The Literature of Imagination and Discovery
from The Saga of Eric the Red (c. 1000)
from a Letter to Lord Raphael Sanchez, Treasurer to Ferdinand and Isabella, King and Queen of Spain, on His First Voyage (1493)
from Mundus Novus (Letter on His Third Voyage to Lorenzo Pietro Francesco de Medici, 1503)
from Utopia (1551)
from The Narrative of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (1542)
from The Narrative of the Expedition of Coronado (c. 1562)
from The Decades of the New World or West India (1555)
from Of Cannibals (1580)
from Brief and True Report of the New-found Land of Virginia (1588)
from The Discovery of Guiana (1595)
To the Virginian Voyage (1606)
from The Famous Voyage of Sir Francis Drake (1628)
from The Tempest (1611)
from The New Atlantis (1627)
from The Voyages of Samuel de Champlain (1604-1618)
from The Church Militant (1633)
The Literature of Settlement and Colonization
from A True Relation of Such Occurences and Accidents of Noate as Hath Hapned in Virginia Since the First Planting of That Collony (1608)
from A Description of New England (1616)
from God's Promise to His Plantations (1630)
from Good Newes from Virginia (1613)
from A Modell of Christian Charity (1630)
John Winthrop's Christian Experience (1637)
from Of Plymouth Plantation (1630-1651)
from Chapter I [The Separatist Interpretation of the Reformation in England, 1550-1607]
from Chapter II [Of Their Departure to Holland and the Troubles and Difficulties They Met with There. Anno 1608]
from Chapter III [Of Their Settlement in Holland and Their Life There]
from Chapter IV [On the Reasons and Causes of Their Removal]
from Chapter IX [Of their Voyage, and How They Passed the Sea, and of Their Safe Arrival at Cape Cod]
from Chapter XI [The Remainder of Anno 1620: Starving Time; Indian Relations]
from Chapter XIX [Anno Domini 1628: Thomas Morton of Merry-mont]
from Chapter XXXII [Anno Domini 1642: Wickedness Breaks Forth]
from Chapter XXXIII [Anno Domini 1643: The Life and Death of Elder Brewster]
from The New English Canaan (1637)
from A True Sight of Sin (1659)
from The Examination of Mrs. Ann Hutchinson at the Court at Newtown (1637)
The Covenant of Grace (1651)
The Prologue (1650)
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 Publick Employment
In Memory of My Dear Grand-Child Elizabeth Bradstreet, Who Deceased August, 1655, Being a Year and a Half Old
Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House (July 10th, 1666)
To My Dear Children
from The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution (1644)
from The Hireling Ministry None of Christs (1652)
from A Brief Recognition of New England's Errand into the Wilderness (1671)
from God's Controversy with New-England (1662)
from A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682)
from God's Determinations Concerning His Elect (c. 1680)
The Preface
The Souls Groan to Christ for Succour
Christ's Reply
from Preparatory Meditations
First Series Meditations (1, 8, 38, 39)
from Occasional Poems
Upon a Spider Catching a Fly
The Ebb and Flow
from The Diary of Samuel Sewall (1674-1729)
from Phaenomena quaedam Apocalyptica (1697)
from The Selling of Joseph (1700)
from Magnalia Christi Americana (1702)
A General Introduction
Galeacius Secundus: The Life of William Bradford, Esq., Governor of Plymouth Colony
from The Journal of Madam Knight (1704-1710)
from The Sot-Weed Factor; or, a Voyage to Maryland, andc. (1708)
from The History and Present State of Virginia (1705)
Chapter I: Showing What Happened in the First Attempts to Settle Virginia, Before the Discovery of Chesapeake Bay
Chapter II: Containing an Account of the First Settlement of Chesapeake Bay, in Virginia, by the Corporation of London Adventurers, and Their Proceedings During Their Government by a President and Council Elective
Chapter III: Showing What Happened After the Alteration of the Government From an Elective President to a Commissionated Governor, Until the Dissolution of the Company
from The Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover (1719-1720)
Report made by Rev. Father Fray Carlos Delgado to our Reverend Father Ximeno concerning the abominable hostilities and tyrannies of the governors and alcaldes mayores toward the Indians, to the consternation of the custodia (1750)
Sarah Pierrepont (1723)
from Personal Narrative (1740)
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (1741)
from A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections (1746)
from The Nature of True Virtue (1765)
The Way to Wealth [Preface to Poor Richard Improved] (1758)
Address to the Public; from the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage (1782)
from Information to Those Who Would Remove to America (1784)
Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America (1784)
Speech in the Convention at the Conclusion of Its Deliberations (September 17, 1787)
from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1784, 1788)
Letter to Ezra Styles (March 9, 1790)
from Some Account of the Early Part of the Life of Elizabeth Ashbridge, . . . Written by Herself (1807)
from A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers (1750)
from Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes (1754)
from Life of Junipero Serra (1787)
Native American Literature in the Colonial Period
Literature of the Early Republic
from The Farewell Address to the People of the United States (September 17, 1796)
from Autobiography
from Notes on the State of Virginia (1785)
from Query IV. [A Notice of Its Mountains?]
from Query V. [Its Cascades and Caverns?]
from Query XI. [A Description of the Indians Established in that State?]
from Query XVII. [Religion?]
An Act for Establishing Religious Freedom in the State of Virginia (1786)
First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1801)
Letter to James Madison (December 20, 1787)
Letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush (April 21, 1803)
Letter to Peter Carr (August 19, 1785)
Letter to Thomas Law, Esq. (June 13, 1814)
from the Preface to A Defense of the Constitutions of Government (1787)
from Letters of an American Farmer (1782)
from Letter III. [What Is an American?]
from Letter IX. [Thoughts on Slavery; On Physical Evil; A Melancholy Scene]
An Occasional Letter on the Female Sex (1775)
from the Introduction to Common Sense (1776)
from Of the Religion of Deism Compared with the Christian Religion, and the Superiority of the Former over the Latter (1804)
from Travels Through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida (1791)
Letters to John Adams
March 31, 1776
April 5, 1776
July 13, 1776
August 14, 1776
April 10, 1782
from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Oloudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself (1789)
from Modern Chivalry (1792)
Chapter I
Chapter III
Chapter V
"The Liberty Pole" from M'Fingal (1782)
No. 1 [Alexander Hamilton] (1787)
No. 10 [James Madison] (1787)
On the Equality of the Sexes (1790)
from America (1790)
On the Emigration to America (1784)
The Wild Honey Suckle (1786)
The Indian Burying Ground (1787)
On Mr. Paine's Rights of Man (1791)
On Being Brought from Africa to America (1773)
On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitfield (1770)
To S. M., A Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works (1773)
To His Excellency General Washington (1776)
From Advise to the Privileged Orders in the Several States of Europe (1792)
The Hasty Pudding (1793)
Choice of a Wife (1796)
Prologue to The Contrast (1787)
from The Coquette; or, The Life and Letters of Eliza Wharton (1797)
Preface to Charlotte Temple (1794)
Explanatory Notes