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Paul Lauter is the Smith Professor of Literature at Trinity College. He has served as president of the American Studies Association and is a major figure in the revision of the American literary canon.
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Changing Woman and the Hero Twins after the Emergence of the People (Navajo)
Wohpe and the Gift of the Pipe (Lakota)
The Origin of Stories (Seneca)
Iroquois or Confederacy of the Five Nations (Iroquois)
Iktomi and the Dancing Ducks (Christine Dunham, Oglala Sioux)
Raven and Marriage (Tlingit)
The Bungling Host (Hitchiti)
Creation of the Whites (Yuchi)
Native American Oral Poetry
Zuni Poetry: Sayatasha's Night Chant
Aztec Poetry: The Singer's Art; Two Songs; Like Flowers Continually Perishing (Ayocuan).
Inuit Poetry: Song (Copper Eskimo); Moved (Uvavnuk, Iglulik Eskimo); Improvised Greeting (Takomaq, Iglulik Eskimo); Widow's Song (Quernertoq, Copper Eskimo); My Breath (Orpingalik, Netsilik Eskimo).
A Selection of Poems: Deer Hunting Song (Virsak Vai-i, O'odham); Love Song (Aleut); Song of Repulse to a Vain Lover (To'ak, Makah); A Dream Song (Annie Long Tom, Clayoquot); Woman's Divorce Dance Song (Jane Green); Formula to Secure Love (Cherokee); Formula to Cause Death (A'yunini the Swimmer, Cherokee); Song of War (Blackfeet); War Song (Crow); Song of War (Odjib'we, Anishinabe); War Song (Young Doctor, Makah); Song of Famine (Holy-Face Bear, Dakota); Song of War (Two Shields, Lakota); Song of War (Victoria, Tohona O'odham).
Cluster: America in the European Imagination
Thomas More: from Utopia
Michel de Montaigne: from Of Cannibals
Theodor Galle, after a drawing by Jan vander Straet [Stradanus]: America, c. 1575
John Donne: Elegie XIX: To his Mistris Going to Bed
Francis Bacon: from New Atlantis
Christopher Columbus (14511506)
from Journal of the First Voyage to America, 14921493
from Narrative of the Third Voyage, 14981500
Cluster: Cultural Encounters—A Critical Survey
Frederick Jackson Turner (18611932): from The Significance of the Frontier in American History
Andrew Wiget: from Reading Against the Grain: Origin Stories and American Literary History (1991)
Annette Kolodny: from Letting Go Our Grand Obsessions: Notes Toward a New Literary History of the American Frontiers
Mary Louise Pratt: from Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation
Paul Gilroy: from The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness
Paula M. L. Moya and Ramon Saldivar: from Fictions of the Trans-American Imaginary
Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (1490?1556?)
from Relation of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: Prologue; from Chapter VII, The Character of the Country; from Chapter VIII, We Go from Aute; from Chapter X, The Assault from the Indians; from Chapter XI, Of What Befel Lope de Oviedo with the Indians; from Chapter XXI, Our Cure of Some of the Afflicted; from Chapter XXIV, Customs of the Indians of That Country; from Chapter XXVII, We Moved Away and Were Well Received; from Chapter XXXII, The Indians Give Us the Hearts of Deer; from Chapter XXXIII, We See Traces of Christians; from Chapter XXXIV, Of Sending for the Christians.
Fray Marcos de Niza (1495?1542): from A Relation of the Reverend Father Fray Marcos de Niza, Touching His Discovery of the Kingdom of Ceuola or Cibola. . .
Pedro de Casteñeda (1510?1570?): from The Narrative of the Expedition of Coronado
Chapter XXI: Of how the army returned to Tiguex and the general reached Quivira
Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá (15551620): from The History of New Mexico
from Canto I: Which sets forth the outline of the history
Canto XIV: How the River of the North was discovered and the trials that were borne in discovering it. . .
Canto XXX: How the new General. . .went to take leave of Luzcoija, and the battle he had with the Spaniards
The Apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe in 1531
from The History of the Miraculous Apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe in 1531, 1649
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (16481695)
48: In Reply to a Gentleman from Peru, Who Sent Her Clay Vessels While Suggesting She Would Better Be a Man
94: Which Reveals the Honorable Ancestry of a High-Born Drunkard
317: Villancico VI, from "Santa Catarina," 1691
Don Antonio de Otermín (fl. 1680)
Letter on the Pueblo Revolt of 1680
The Coming of the Spanish and the Pueblo Revolt (Hopi)
The Coming of the Spanish and the Publo Revolt (Hopi)
Don Diego de Vargas (?1704)
from Letter on The Reconquest of New Mexico, 1692
René Goulaine de Laudonnière (fl. 15621582)
from A Notable Historie Containing Foure Voyages Made by Certaine French Captaines unto Florida
Samuel de Champlain (1570?1635)
from The Voyages of Samuel de Champlain, 16041618: from The Voyages to the Great River St. Lawrence, 16081612; from The Voyages of 1615.
The Jesuit Relations
from The Relation of 1647, by Father Jerome Lalemant
Thomas Harriot (15601621)
from A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia
Edward Maria Wingfield (1560?1613?)
from A Discourse of Virginia
John Smith (15801631)
from The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles, from Book III, Chapter 2: [Smith as captive at the court of Powhatan in 1608]; Chapter 8: [Smith's journey to Pamaunkee].
from A Description of New England
from Advertisements for the Unexperienced Planters of New-England, or Anywhere, Or the Path-way to Experience to Erect a Plantation [Review of the colonies planted in New England and Virginia].
Richard Frethorne (fl. 1623)
from Richard Frethorne, to His Parents (Virginia, 1623)
Nathaniel Bacon (16471676)
Nathaniel Bacon Esq'r his Manifesto concerning the Present Troubles in Virginia
James Revel (1640s??)
The Poor, Unhappy Transported Felon
Thomas Morton (1579?1647?)
from New English Canaan: from Book I: Containing the originall of the Natives, their manners & Customes, with their tractable nature and love towards the English; from Chapter IV: Of their Houses and Habitations; from Chapter VI: Of the Indians apparrell; Chapter VIII: Of their Reverence, and respect to age; Chapter XVI: Of their acknowledgment of the Creation, and immortality of the Soule; from Chapter XX: That the Salvages live a contended life. from Book III: Containing a description of the People that are planted there, what remarkable Accidents have happened there. . ., what Tenents they hould, together with the practise of their Church; from Chapter I: Of a great League made with the Plimmouth Planters after their arrivall, by the Sachem of those Territories; from Chapter V: Of a Massacre made upon the Salvages at Wessaguscus; from Chapter VII: Of Thomas Mortons entertainement at Plimmouth, and castinge away upon an Island; from Chapter XIV: Of the Revells of New Canaan; Chapter XV: Of a great Monster supposed to be at Ma-re-Mount; and the preparation made to destroy it; Chapter XVI: How the 9. worthies put mine Host of Ma-re-Mount into the inchaunted Castle at Plimmouth, and terrified him with the Monster Briareus.
John Winthrop (15881649)
from A Modell of Christian Charity
from The Journal of John Winthrop
William Bradford (15901657)
from Of Plymouth Plantation: Book I: from Chapter I: The Separatist Interpretation of the Reformation in England 15501607; from Chapter IX: Of their Voyage, and how they Passed the Sea; and of their Safe Arrival at Cape Cod; Book II: Chapter XI: The Remainder of Anno 1620; from Chapter XIV: Anno Domini 1623; from Chapter XIX: Anno Domini 1628; from Chapter XXIII: Anno Domini 1632; from Chapter XXVIII: Anno Domini 1637; from Chapter XXIX: Anno Domini 1638; from Chapter XXXII: Anno Domini 1642; from Chapter XXXIII: Anno Domini 1643; from Chapter XXXIV: Anno Domini 1644.
Roger Williams (1603?1683)
from A Key into the Language of America: [Preface]: To my Deare and Welbeloved Friends and Countreymen, in old and new England; Chapter XI: Of Travell; from Chapter XXI: Of Religion, the soule, &c.; Chapter XXII: Of their Government and Justice; To the Town of Providence; Testimony of Roger Williams relative to his first coming into the Narragansett country.
Thomas Shepard (16051649)
Anne Bradstreet (1612?1672)
The Prologue [To Her Book]
In Honour of. . .Queen Elizabeth
The Author to Her Book
To Her Father With Some Verses
The Flesh and the Spirit
Before the Birth of One of Her Children
To My Dear and Loving Husband
A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment
In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet, Who Deceased August, 1665, Being a Year and Half Old
On My Dear Grandchild Simon Bradstreet, Who Died on 16 November, 1669, being but a Month, and One Day Old
Upon the Burning of Our House July 10th, 1666
To My Dear ChildrenMichael Wigglesworth (16311705)
from The Diary of Michel Wigglesworth
A Song of Emptiness
The Bay Psalm Book (1640)
from "The Preface" by John Cotton
The New England Primer (1683?)
The Dutiful Child's Promises
The Death of John Rogers
Mary White Rowlandson [Talcott] (1637?1711)
from A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
Edward Taylor (1642?1729)
God's Determinations: The Preface; The Souls Groan to Christ for Succour; Christs Reply; The Joy of Church Fellowship rightly attended.
from Occasional Poems: 4. Huswifery; 6. Upon Wedlock, & Death of Children.
from Preparatory Meditations, First Series: Prologue; 6. Another Meditation at the same time; 8. Meditation. Joh. 6.51. I am the Living Bread.
from Preparatory Meditations, Second Series: 1. Meditation. Col. 2.17. Which are Shaddows of things to come and the body is Christ; 26. Meditation. Heb. 9.13.14. How much more shall the blood of Christ, etc.; 50. Meditation. Joh. 1.14 Full of Truth; 115. Meditation. Cant. 5:10. My Beloved.
from A Valediction to all the World preparatory for Death 3d of the 11m 1720 Version 1; Cant. 3. Valediction, to the Terraqueous Globe; A Fig for thee Oh! Death Version 2.
Samuel Sewall (16521730)
from The Diary of Samuel Sewall
The Selling of Joseph, A Memorial
My Verses upon the New Century [Jan. 1, 1701]
Cotton Mather (16631728)
from The Wonders of the Invisible World: V. The Trial of Martha Carrier at The Court of Oyer and Terminer, Held by Adjournment at Salem, August 2, 1692.
from Magnalia Christi Americana; or, The Ecclesiastical History of New-England: from A General Introduction; Galeacius Secundus: The Life of William Bradford, Esq., Governor of Plymouth Colony
from Ducennium Luctuosum: An History of Remarkable Occurrences in the Long [Indian] War: Article XX: A Notable Exploit.
from The Negro Christianized
from Bonifacius. . .With Humble Proposals. . .to Do Good in the World
John Williams (16641729)
from The Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion
A Sheaf of Seventeenth-Century Anglo-American Poetry
Thomas Tillam (?c. 1676)
Uppon the first sight of New-England June 29, 1638
John Wilson (c. 15881667)
Anagram made by mr John Willson of Boston upon the Death of Mrs.Abigaill Tompson, And sent to her husband in virginia, while he was sent to preach the gospell yr
John Josselyn (c. 1610post 1692)
Verses made sometime since upon the Picture of a young and handsome Gypsie, not improperly transferred upon the Indian Squal; The Poem; [And the bitter storm augments].
John Saffin (16261710)
[Sweetly (my Dearest) I left thee asleep]
The Negroes Character
George Alsop (1636?1673?)
Trafique is Earth's Great Atlas
Sarah Whipple Goodhue (16411681)
Lines to Her Family
Benjamin Tompson (16421714)
Richard Steere (1643?1721)
On a Sea-Storm nigh the Coast
Anna Tompson Hayden (16481720)
Upon the Death of Elizabeth Tompson
Elizabeth Sowle Bradford (1663?1731)
To the Reader, in Vindication of this Book
Roger Wolcott (16791767)
from A Brief Account of the Agency of the Honorable John Winthrop, Esq; In the Court of King Charles the Second, Anno Dom. 1662 When he Obtained for the Colony of Connecticut His Majesty's Gracious Charter
Mary French (1687??)
from A Poem Written by a Captive Damsel
Settlement and Religion
Sarah Kemble Knight (16661727)
The Journal of Madam Knight
Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce, Baron de Lahontan (16661715)
New Voyages to North-America. . .from 1683 to 1694, in Two Volumes: from Volume I: A Discourse of the Interest of the French, and of the English, in North-America; from Volume II: New Voyages to America, Giving an Account of the Customs, Commerce, Religion and Strange Opinions of the Savages of that Country; from A Short View of the Humors and Customs of the Savages; from An Account of the Amours and Marriages of the Savages.
William Byrd II (16741744)
from The History of the Dividing Line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina and The Secret History of the Line
Letter to Mrs. Jane Pratt Taylor (October 10, 1735)
Cluster: On Nature and Nature's God
John Locke (16321704): from Essay Concerning Human Understanding: Chapter 1, Of Ideas in general, and their Original
Alexander Pope (16881744): from Essay on Man, Epistle 1: I [Say first, of God above or Man below]; VII [Far as creation's ample range extends]; X [Cease, then, nor Order imperfection name].
Jonathan Edwards (17031758): from Treatise on Religious Affections
James Otis (17251783): from The Discourse of Nature and Government
Ann Eliza Bleecker (17521783?): On the Immensity of Creation
Philip Freneau (17521832): On the Universality and Other Attributes of the God of Nature
Thomas Paine (17371809): from The Age of Reason: Chapter I: The Author's Profession of Faith
Jonathan Edwards (17031758)
from Images of Divine Things
On Sarah Pierrepont
from A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Elizabeth Ashbridge (17131755)
from Some Account of the Fore Part of the Life of Elizabeth Ashbridge,. . .Written by her own Hand many years ago
John Woolman (17201772)
from The Journal of John Woolman
from Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes
Francisco Palou (17231789)
Life of Junípero Serra: from Chapter XXII: The Expeditions Arrive at the Port of Monterey The Mission and Presidio of San Carlos Are Founded; from Chapter LVIII: The Exemplary Death of the Venerable Father Junípero.
A Sheaf of Eighteenth-Century Anglo-American Poetry
Ebenezer Cook (16671733)
The Sot-weed Factor; or, a Voyage to Maryland, &c.
Susanna Wright (16971784)
To Eliza Norris—at Fairhill
Anna Boylens Letter to King Henry the 8th
On the Benefit of Labour
My Own Birthday—August 4th 1761
Richard Lewis (1700?1734)
A Journey from Patapsko to Annapolis, April 4, 1730