Widely known as the anthology that best meshes tradition with innovation, The American Tradition in Literature enters its fifth decade of leadership among textbook anthologies of American Literature. Literary merit remains the guiding principle of selection; flexibility of organization, with Walt Whitman represented in both volumes, continues to be one of the text's hallmarks.
* - indicates selection or author new to this editionPREFACE EXPLORATION AND THE COLONIES The Original Inhabitants Virginia and the South New England EXPLORATION GIOVANNI DA VERRAZZANO (1485?-1528). Verrazzano's Voyage: 1524. ALVAR NUNEZ CABEZ DE VACA (C.1490-C.1557). The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca. SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN (c.1567-1635). Voyages of Samuel de Champlain: The Voyages of 1604-1607. THE COLONIES JOHN SMITH (1580-1631). THE GENERAL HISTORY OF VIRGINIA, NEW ENGLAND, AND THE SUMMER ISLES. The Third Book. The Proceedings and Accidents of the English Colony in Virginia. The Fourth Book: The Proceedings of the English after the Alteration of the Government Of Virginia. The Sixth Book. The General History of New England. WILLIAM BRADFORD (1590-1657). Of Plymouth Plantation, Book I. Of Plymouth Plantation, Book II. THOMAS MORTON (C.1579-1647) NEW ENGLISH CANAAN. (and more...)