The American Tradition in Literature, Volume 1(book alone) / Edition 12

The American Tradition in Literature, Volume 1(book alone) / Edition 12

by George Perkins, Barbara Perkins
     
 

Widely known as the anthology that best unites tradition with innovation, The American Tradition in Literature is proud to enter its fifth decade of leadership among textbook anthologies of American literature.

Each volume continues to offer a flexible organization, with literary merit as the guiding principle of selection. The new photos and illustrations

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Widely known as the anthology that best unites tradition with innovation, The American Tradition in Literature is proud to enter its fifth decade of leadership among textbook anthologies of American literature.

Each volume continues to offer a flexible organization, with literary merit as the guiding principle of selection. The new photos and illustrations illuminate the texts and literary/historical timelines help students put works in context.

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ISBN-13:
9780077239046
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Edition description:
Net
Pages:
2040
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations

Preface

EXPLORATION AND THE COLONIES, 1492-1791

Virginia and the South

New England

Timeline: Exploration and the Colonies

NATIVES AND EXPLORERS

NATIVE LITERATURE: THE ORAL TRADITION

A Tale of the Sky World

The Chief’s Daughters

Coyote and Bear

Twelfth Song of the Thunder

The Corn Grows Up

At the Time of the White Dawn

Snake the Cause

The Weaver’s Lamentation

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (1451–1506)

[Report on the First Voyage]

GIOVANNI DA VERRAZZANO (1485?–1528)

From Verrazzano's Voyage: 1524

ALVAR NÚÑEZ CABEZ DE VACA (c. 1490–c. 1557)

From The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca

Chapter 12: The Indians Bring Us Food

Chapter 16: The Christians Leave the Island of Malhado

RICHARD HAKLUYT (1552–1616)

From The Famous Voyage of Sir Francis Drake

[Nova Albion]

SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN (c. 1567–1635)

From Voyages of Samuel de Champlain: The Voyages of 1604–1607

Chapter 8: Continuation of the discoveries along the coast of the Almouchiquois, and what we observed in detail

THE COLONIES

JOHN SMITH (1580–1631)

From The General History of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles

From The Third Book: The Proceedings and Accidents of the English Colony in Virginia

Chapter II: What Happened till the First Supply

From The Fourth Book: The Proceedings of the English after the Alteration of the Government of Virginia

John Smith's Relation to Queen Anne of Pocahontas (1616)

From The Sixth Book: The General History of New England

The Description of New England

WILLIAM BRADFORD (1590–1657)

From Of Plymouth Plantation, Book I

Chapter IX: Of Their Voyage, and How They Passed the Sea; and of Their Safe Arrival at Cape Cod

Chapter X: Showing How They Sought Out a Place of Habitation; and What Befell Them Thereabout

From Of Plymouth Plantation, Book II

[The Mayflower Compact (1620)]

[Compact with the Indians (1621)]

[First Thanksgiving (1621)]

[Narragansett Challenge (1622)]

[Thomas Morton of Merrymount (1628)]

THOMAS MORTON (c. 1579–1647)

New English Canaan

From The First Book: Containing the Original of the Natives, Their Manners, and Customs, with Their Tractable Nature and Love towards the English

Chapter IV: Of Their Houses and Habitations

Chapter XV: Of Their Admirable Perfection in the Use of the Senses

From The Third Book Containing a Description of the People That Are Planted There, What Remarkable Accidents Have Happened There Since They Were Settled, What Tenants They Hold, Together with the Practice of Their Church

Chapter XIV: Of the Revels of New Canaan

Chapter XV: Of a Great Monster Supposed to be at Ma–re Mount and the Preparation Made to Destroy It

JOHN WINTHROP (1588–1649)

From A Model of Christian Charity

Chapter 1, A Model Hereof

ROGER WILLIAMS (1603?–1683)

From The Bloody Tenet of Persecution for Cause of Conscience

Preface

Chapter XCIII

Letter to the Town of Providence

PURITANISM

ANNE BRADSTREET (1612?–1672)

The Prologue

The Flesh and the Spirit

Contemplations

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

Another [Letter of Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment]

In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet, Who Deceased August, 1665 Being a Year and a Half Old

Upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666

MICHAEL WIGGLESWORTH (1631–1705)

From The Day of Doom

MARY ROWLANDSON (1636?–1711?)

From A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

SAMUEL SEWALL (1652–1730)

From The Diary of Samuel Sewall

[Customs, Courts, and Courtships]

EDWARD TAYLOR (1642?–1729)

The Preface

Meditation 1, First Series

Upon Wedlock, and Death of Children

The Experience

Huswifery

Meditation 8, First Series

Upon a Spider Catching a Fly

A Fig for Thee Oh! Death

CROSSCURRENTS: Puritans, Indians, and Witchcraft

WILLIAM WOOD (FL 1628–1635)

[Native Religion]

JOHN WINTHROP (1588–1649)

[The Trial of Margaret Jones]

COTTON MATHER (1663–1728)

[Indian Powaws and Witchcraft]

MARY TOWNE EASTY (1634?–1692)

[The Petition of Mary Easty]

SAMUEL SEWALL (1652–1730)

[A Witchcraft Judge’s Confession of Guilt]

COTTON MATHER (1663–1728)

From The Wonders of the Invisible World

Enchantments Encountered

The Trial of Bridget Bishop, alias Oliver, at the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Held at Salem, June 2, 1692

A Third Curiosity

From Magnalia Christi Americana

The Life of John Winthrop

From Bonifacius: Essays to Do Good

On Internal Piety and Self–Examination

SARAH KEMBLE KNIGHT (1666–1727)

From The Journal of Madam Knight

[New England Frontier]

[Connecticut]

[New York City]

THE SOUTH AND THE MIDDLE COLONIES

WILLIAM BYRD (1674–1744)

From The History of the Dividing Line

[The Marooner]

[Lubberland]

[Indian Neighbors]

JOHN WOOLMAN (1720–1772)

From The Journal of John Woolman

1720–1742 [Early Years]

1749–1756 [On Merchandise]

1757 [Evidence of Divine Truth]

[Slavery]

1755–1758 [Taxes and Wars]

ST JEAN DE CRÈVECOEUR (1735–1813)

From Letters from an American Farmer

What Is an American?

Description of Charles–Town; Thoughts on Slavery; On Physical Evil; A

Melancholy Scene

From Sketches of Eighteenth Century America

Manners of the Americans

WILLIAM BARTRAM (1739–1823)

From Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida

[Alligators]

[The Amazing Crystal Fountain]

REASON AND REVOLUTION, 1725-1800

The Enlightenment and the Spirit of Rationalism

From Neoclassical to Romantic Literature

Timeline: Reason and Revolution

JONATHAN EDWARDS (1703–1758)

Sarah Pierrepont

From A Divine and Supernatural Light

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Personal Narrative

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706–1790)

From The Autobiography

From Poor Richard's Almanack

Preface to Poor Richard, 1733

The Way to Wealth: Preface to Poor Richard, 1758

The Speech of Polly Baker

An Edict by the King of Prussia

From Information to Those Who Would Remove to America

Letter to Ezra Stiles [Here Is My Creed]

Speech in the [Constitutional] Convention, at the Conclusion of Its Deliberations

THOMAS PAINE (1737–1809)

From Common Sense

Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs

The American Crisis

From The Age of Reason

[Profession of Faith]

[Of Myth and Miracle]

[Christian Revelation and Nature]

[First Cause: God of Reason]

[Recapitulation]

JOHN ADAMS (1735–1826) and ABIGAIL ADAMS (1744–1818)

Letters

THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743–1826)

The Declaration of Independence

First Inaugural Address

From Notes on the State of Virginia

[A Southerner on Slavery]

[Speech of Logan]

Letter to Dr Benjamin Rush [The Christian Deist]

Letter to John Adams [The True Aristocracy]

OLAUDAH EQUIANO (1745?–1797?)

From The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Chapter 2 [Horrors of a Slave Ship]

Chapter 3 [Travels from Virginia to England]

Chapter 7 [He Purchases His Freedom]

PHILLIS WHEATLEY (1753?–1784)

To the University of Cambridge, in New-England

On Being Brought from Africa to America

On the Death of the Reverend Mr. George Whitefield

An Hymn to the Evening

To S. M. a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works

To His Excellency General Washington

THE FEDERALIST (1787–1788)

The Federalist No. 1 [Alexander Hamilton]

The Federalist No. 10 [James Madison]

PHILIP FRENEAU (1752–1832)

To Sir Toby

To the Memory of the Brave Americans

On Mr. Paine's Rights of Man

The Wild Honey Suckle

The Indian Burying Ground

On the Universality and Other Attributes of the God of Nature

JOEL BARLOW (1754–1812)

The Hasty–Pudding

ROYALL TYLER (1757–1826)

The Contrast

SUSANNA HASWELL ROWSON (1762–1824)

From Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth

Preface

Chapter I A Boarding School

Chapter VI An Intriguing Teacher

Chapter VII Natural Sense of Propriety Inherent in the Female Bosom

Chapter IX We Know Not What a Day May Bring Forth

Chapter XII

Chapter XVIII Reflections

Chapter XX

Chapter XXXIII Which People Void of Feeling Need Not Read

Chapter XXXIV Retribution

CHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN (1771–1810)

From Edgar Huntly

Chapter XV

Chapter XVI

THE ROMANTIC TEMPER, 1800-1870

Regional Influences

Nature and the Land

The Original Native Americans

Timeline: The Romantic Temper

RED JACKET (c. 1752–1830)

[The Great Spirit Has Made Us All]

TECUMSEH (1768–1813)

[The White Men Are Not Friends to the Indians]

WASHINGTON IRVING (1783–1859)

From The Sketch Book

The Author's Account of Himself

Rip Van Winkle

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

CROSSCURRENTS: Romanticism and the American Indian

SIR WALTER SCOTT (1771–1832)

[The Novel and the Romance]

WASHINGTON IRVING (1783–1859)

*Traits of Indian Character

JANE JOHNSTON SCHOOLCRAFT [BAMEWAWAGEZHIKAQUAY] (1800–1842)

*Invocation: To My Material Grandfather on Hearing of His Descent from Chippewa Ancestors Misrepresented

WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS (1806–1870)

[The American Romance]

LYDIA MARIA CHILD (1802–1880)

*The Lone Indian

LYDIA HOWARD HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY (1791–1865)

The Indian’s Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers

Indian Names

JAMES FENIMORE COOPER (1789–1851)

From The Pioneers, or The Sources of the Susquehanna

Chapter I

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VII

Chapter XVII

Chapter XVIII

Chapter XXII

Chapter XXIII

Chapter XXIV

Chapter XXVI

Chapter XXVII

Chapter XXVIII

Chapter XXX

Chapter XXXI

Chapter XXXIII

Chapter XXXV

Chapter XXXVI

Chapter XXXVII

Chapter XXXVIII

Chapter XXXIX

Chapter XL

Chapter XLI

CATHERINE MARIA SEDGWICK (1789–1867)

From Hope Leslie, or Early Times in Massachusetts

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT (1794–1878)

Thanatopsis

The Yellow Violet

Inscription for the Entrance to a Wood

To a Waterfowl

A Forest Hymn

To Cole, the Painter, Departing for Europe

To the Fringed Gentian

The Prairies

The Poet

The Death of Lincoln

HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT (1793–1864)

Manabozho or, The Great Incarnation of the North

CAROLINE STANSBURY KIRKLAND (1801–1864)

From A New Home: Who'll Follow?

Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter V

Chapter VI

FRANCIS PARKMAN (1823–1893)

From The Oregon Trail

Chapter XXIV: The Chase

*CROSSCURRENTS: Nature and the Environment in a New World

FRANCIS HIGGINSON (1586–1630)

From New England’s Plantation

WILLIAM BARTRAM (1739–1832)

From Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida

[Indian Corn, Green Meadows, and Strawberry Fields]

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (1785–1851)

*From The Ornithological Biography

Kentucky Sports

FRANCIS PARKMAN (1823–1893)

*From The Oregon Trail

Chapter VII: The Buffalo

JANE JOHNSTON SCHOOLCRAFT [BAMEWAWAGEZHIKAQUAY] (1800–1842)

*On Leaving My Children John and Jane at School, in the Atlantic States, and Preparing to Return to the Interior

ROMANTICISM AT MID-CENTURY

EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809–1849)

Romance

Sonnet—To Science

Lenore

The Sleeper

Israfel

To Helen

The City in the Sea

Sonnet—Silence

The Raven

Ulalume

The Bells

Annabel Lee

Ligeia

The Fall of the House of Usher

*The Tell-Tale Heart

The Purloined Letter

The Cask of Amontillado

The Philosophy of Composition

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1804–1864)

My Kinsman, Major Molineux

Young Goodman Brown

The Minister's Black Veil

The Maypole of Merry Mount

The Birthmark

Rappaccini's Daughter

Ethan Brand

Preface to The House of the Seven Gables

Preface to the Second Edition of The Scarlet Letter

The Custom-House

The Scarlet Letter

HERMAN MELVILLE (1819–1891)

From Hawthorne and His Mosses

Bartleby the Scrivener

Benito Cereno

The Portent

The March into Virginia

A Utilitarian View of the Monitor's Fight

The College Colonel

An Uninscribed Monument

The Maldive Shark

Lone Founts

Art

Billy Budd, Sailor

TRANSCENDENTALISM

RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803–1882)

Nature

The American Scholar

The Divinity School Address

Self-Reliance

The Over-Soul

The Poet

Concord Hymn

Each and All

The Rhodora

The Snow-Storm

Hamatreya

The Apology

Ode (Inscribed to W. H. Channing)

Brahma

Days

MARGARET FULLER (1810–1850)

From Woman in the Nineteenth Century

CROSSCURRENTS: Transcendentalism, Women, and Social Ideals

ELIZABETH PEABODY (1804–1894)

[Labor, Wages, and Leisure]

CHARLES DICKENS (1812–1870)

From American Notes

[The Mill Girls of Lowell]

ELIZABETH CADY STANTON (1815–1902)

Declaration of Sentiments [Seneca Falls, 1848]

SOJOURNER TRUTH (C 1797–1883)

[Ar’n’t I a Woman?]

FANNY FERN (1811–1872)

Aunt Hetty on Matrimony

The Working–Girls of New York

HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817–1862)

Walden

Civil Disobedience

Life without Principle

THE HUMANITARIAN SENSIBILITY AND THE INEVITABLE CONFLICT, 1800-1870

Democracy and Social Reform

Inevitable Conflict

Timeline: The Humanitarian Sensibility and the Inevitable Conflict

CROSSCURRENTS: Slavery, the Slave Trade, and the Civil War

BRITON HAMMON (fl 1760)

From Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings, and Surprizing Deliverance of Britton Hammon, a Negro Man

WILLIAM CUSHING (1732–1810)

[Slavery Inconsistent with Our Conduct and Constitution]

ALEXANDER FALCONBRIDGE (1760–1792)

*From An Account of the Slave Trade, on the Coast of Africa

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW (1807–1882)

The Witnesses

The Quadroon Girl

LYDIA MARIA CHILD (1802–1880)

[Reply to Margaretta Mason]

SARAH MORGAN (1842–1909)

From The Civil War Diary of Sarah Morgan

SARAH MORGAN BRYAN PIATT (1836–1919)

*Army of Occupation

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW (1807–1882)

A Psalm of Life

The Arsenal at Springfield

From The Song of Hiawatha

III Hiawatha's Childhood

IV Hiawatha and Mudjekeewis

V Hiawatha's Fasting

VII Hiawatha's Sailing

XXI The White Man's Foot

The Jewish Cemetery at Newport

My Lost Youth

Divina Commedia

The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls

The Cross of Snow

JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER (1807–1892)

Massachusetts to Virginia

First-Day Thoughts

Telling the Bees

Laus Deo

Snow-Bound

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES (1809–1894)

Old Ironsides

The Last Leaf

My Aunt

The Chambered Nautilus

ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809–1865)

Farewell Address at Springfield

Reply to Horace Greeley

Address at the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery

Second Inaugural Address

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE (1811–1896)

From Uncle Tom's Cabin; or Life among the Lowly

Chapter VII: The Mother's Struggle

Chapter XIX: Miss Ophelia's Experiences and Opinions, Continued

Chapter XL: The Martyr

Chapter XLI: The Young Master

From Oldtown Folks

Miss Asphyxia

HARRIET JACOBS (1813–1897)

From Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

VI: The Jealous Mistress

XVII: The Flight

XVIII: Months of Peril

XIX: The Children Sold

FREDERICK DOUGLASS (1817?–1895)

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL (1819–1891)

From A Fable for Critics

From The Biglow Papers, First Series

No I: A Letter

From Ode Recited at the Harvard Commemoration

REBECCA HARDING DAVIS (1831–1910)

Life in the Iron-Mills

CROSSCURRENTS: Faith and Crisis

HERMAN MELVILLE (1819–1981)

*From Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

From Chapter 41, Moby-Dick

SARAH MORGAN BRYAN PIATT (1836–1919)

*No Help

EMILY DICKINSON (1830–1886)

*338 [I know that He exists]

376 [Of course—I prayed—]

PIONEERS OF A NEW POETRY, 1855-1892

WALT WHITMAN (1819–1892)

Preface to the 1855 Edition of Leaves of Grass

Song of Myself

Once I Pass'd Through a Populous City

Facing West from California's Shores

For You O Democracy

I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing

I Hear It Was Charged Against Me

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking

As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life

When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer

The Dalliance of the Eagles

Beat! Beat! Drums!

Cavalry Crossing a Ford

Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night

A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown

A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim

The Wound-Dresser

Reconciliation

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd

There Was a Child Went Forth

To a Common Prostitute

The Sleepers

A Noiseless Patient Spider

To a Locomotive in Winter

So Long!

Good-bye My Fancy!

From Specimen Days

Abraham Lincoln

The Million Dead, Too, Summ'd Up

EMILY DICKINSON (1830–1886)

49 [I never lost as much but twice]

67 [Success is counted sweetest]

130 [These are the days when Birds come back—]

214 [I taste a liquor never brewed—]

241 [I like a look of Agony]

249 [Wild Nights—Wild Nights!]

252 [I can wade Grief—]

258 [There's a certain Slant of light]

280 [I felt a Funeral, in my Brain]

285 [The Robin's my Criterion for Tune—]

288 [I'm Nobody! Who are you?]

290 [Of Bronze—and Blaze—]

303 [The Soul selects her own Society—]

320 [We play at Paste—]

324 [Some keep the Sabbath going to Church]

328 [A Bird came down the Walk—]

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]

448 [This was a Poet—It is That]

449 [I died for Beauty—but was scarce]

465 [I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—]

511 [If you were coming in the Fall]

556 [The Brain, within its Groove]

579 [I had been hungry, all the Years—]

585 [I like to see it lap the Miles—]

632 [The Brain—is wider than the Sky—]

636 [The Way I read a Letter's—this—]

640 [I cannot live with You—]

650 [Pain—has a Element of Blank—]

657 [I dwell in Possibility—]

701 [A Thought went up my mind today—]

712 [Because I could not stop for Death—]

732 [She rose to His Requirement—dropt]

754 [My Life had stood—a Loaded Gun—]

816 [A Death blow is a Life blow to Some]

823 [Not what We did, shall be the test]

986 [A narrow Fellow in the Grass]

1052 [I never saw a Moor—]

1078 [The Bustle in a House]

1082 [Revolution is the Pod]

1100 [The last Night that She lived]

1129 [Tell all the Truth but tell it slant—]

1207 [He preached upon "Breadth" till it argued him narrow—]

1263 [There is no Frigate like a Book]

1304 [Not with a Club, the Heart is broken]

1463 [A Route of Evanescence]

1540 [As imperceptibly as Grief]

1587 [He ate and drank the precious Words—]

1624 [Apparently with no surprise]

1732 [My life closed twice before its close—]

1760 [Elysium is as far as to]

Letters

[To Recipient Unknown, about 1858]

[To Recipient Unknown, about 1861]

[To Recipient Unknown, early 1862?]

[To TW Higginson, 15 April 1862]

[To TW Higginson, 25 April 1862]

[To TW Higginson, 7 June 1862]

[To TW Higginson, July 1862]

[To TW Higginson, August 1862]

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Bibliography

Acknowledgments

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