The Heath Anthology of American Literature: Volume B: Early Nineteenth Century (1800-1865) / Edition 5

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Overview

Unrivaled diversity and teachability have made The Heath Anthology a best-selling text since the publication of its first edition in 1989. In presenting a more inclusive canon of American literature, The Heath Anthology continues to balance the traditional, leading names in American literature with lesser-known writers and to build upon the anthology's other strengths: its apparatus and its ancillaries. Available in five volumes for greater flexibility, the Fifth Edition offers thematic clusters to stimulate classroom discussions and to show the treatment of important topics across the genres. The indispensable web site includes revised timelines, a multimedia gallery to support thematic clusters, and a searchable Instructor's Guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618532988
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/14/2004
  • Series: Heath Anthology of American Literature
  • Edition description: 5TH
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1760
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Richard Yarborough is Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles. His work focuses on African American literature and on the construction of race in U.S. culture. He directs the University Press of New England's Library of Black Literature series.

Dr. Bryer is an expert on F. Scott Fitzgerald and is president of the International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society. He was an editor of DEAR SCOTT, DEAREST ZELDA: THE LOVE LETTERS OF F. SCOTT AND ZELDA FITZGERALD (Macmillan).

Dr. Cheung received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and has specialized in Asian-American literature.

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Table of Contents

Early Nineteenth Century: 1800-1865 Native America Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (Ojibwa) (1800-1841) Mishosha, or the Magician and His Daughters The Forsaken Brother Major George Lowery (Cherokee) (c. 1770-1852) Notable Persons in Cherokee History: Sequoyah or George Gist Elias Boudinot (Cherokee) (c. 1802-1839) An Address to the Whites John Ross (Cherokee) (1790-1866) Letter to Lewis Cass, February 14, 1833 Letter to Andrew Jackson, March 28, 1834 William Apess (Pequot) (1798-?) An Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man John Wannuaucon Quinney (Mahican) (1797-1855) Quinney's Speech Seattle (Duwamish) (1786-1866) Speech of Chief Seattle George Copway (Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh; Ojibwa) (1818-1869) from The Life of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh John Rollin Ridge (Cherokee) (1827-1867) Oppression of Digger Indians The Atlantic Cable The Stolen White Girl A Scene Along the Rio de la Plumas Spanish America Tales from the Hispanic Southwest La comadre Sebastiana/ Dona Sebastiana Los tres hermanos/ The Three Brothers El obispo/ The New Bishop El indito de las cien vacas/ The Indian and the Hundred Cows La Llorona, Malinche, and Guadalupe La Llorona, La Malinche, and the Unfaithful Maria The Devil Woman Lorenzo de Zavala (1788-1836) Viage a Los Estados-Unidos del Norte America (Journey to the United States) Narratives from the Mexican and Early American Southwest Pio Pico (1801-1894): from Historical Narrative Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (1808-1890): from Recuerdos historicos y personales tocante a la alta California Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815-1882): from Two Years before the Mast Alfred Robinson (1806-1895): from Life in California Josiah Gregg (1806-1850): from Commerce of the Prairies: 5. New Mexico, 7. Domestic Animals, 8. Arts and Crafts, 9. The People Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903): from A Journey Through Texas: San Antonio, The Missions, Town Life, The Mexicans in Texas. The Cultures of New England Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865) The Suttee Death of an Infant The Father The Indian's Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers Indian Names Niagara To a Shred of Linen The Indian Summer Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Nature The American Scholar Self-Reliance The Poet Experience Concord Hymn The Rhodora The Snow-Storm Compensation Hamatreya Merlin Brahma Days Terminus John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) The Hunters of Men The Farewell Massachusetts to Virginia At Port Royal Sarah Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) To [Sophia Ripley?] from Woman in the Nineteenth Century from American Literature: Its Position in the Present Time, and Prospects for the Future from Things and Thoughts in Europe: Foreign Correspondence of the Tribune: Dispatch 17; Dispatch 18. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Resistance to Civil Government from Walden: Where I Lived, and What I Lived For; Higher Laws; Spring; Conclusion. A Plea for Captain John Brown Walking Race, Slavery, and the Invention of the "South" David Walker (1785-1830) from Appeal. . .to the Coloured Citizens of the World (Third edition, 1829) William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) Editorial from the first issue of The Liberator Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880) from Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans: Preface; Chapter VIII: Prejudices Against People Of Color, And Our Duties In Relation To This Subject Letters from New York: 14 [17]: [Homelessness]; 20 [27]: [Birds]; 33: [Antiabolitionist Mobs]; 34 [50, 51]: [Women's Rights]. Angelina Grimke (1805-1879) from Appeal to the Christian Women of the South Henry Highland Garnet (1815-1882) An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America, Buffalo, N.Y., 1843 Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? Nancy Gardner Prince (1799-1859?) from A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince Caroline Lee Hentz (1800-1856) The Planter's Northern Bride George Fitzhugh (1804-1881) from Southern Thought Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911) The Slave Mother The Tennessee Hero Free Labor An Appeal to the American People The Colored People in America Speech: On the Twenty-Fourth Anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society The Two Offers Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911) from Nat Turner's Insurrection Letter to Mrs. Higginson on Emily Dickinson Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897) from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: I: Childhood; VI: The Jealous Mistress; X: A Perilous Passage in the Slave Girls Life; XVI: Scenes at the Plantation; XXI: The Loophole of Retreat; XLI: Free at Last. Harriet Jacobs to Ednah Dow Cheney Mary Boykin Chesnut (1823-1886) from Mary Chesnut's Civil War: March 18, 1861; August 26, 1861; October 13, 1861; October 20, 1861; January 16, 1865; January 17, 1865. Wendell Phillips (1811-1884) from Toussaint L'Ouverture Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Address at the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery Second Inaugural Address Literature and "The Woman Question" Sarah Moore Grimke (1792-1873) Letters on the Equality of the Sexes, and the Condition of Woman: Letter VIII: The Condition of Women in the United States; Letter XV: Man Equally Guilty with Woman in the Fall. Angelina Grimke (1805-1879) from Letters to Catharine Beecher: Letter XI; Letter XII: Human Rights Not Founded on Sex. Sojourner Truth (c. 1797-1883) Reminiscences by Frances D. Gage of Sojourner Truth, for May 28-29, 1851 Sojourner Truth's Speech at the Akron, Ohio, Women's Rights Meeting Speech at New York City Convention Address to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association Fanny Fern (Sara Willis Parton) (1811-1872) Hints to Young Wives from Fern Leaves, 1st Series: Thanksgiving Story from Fern Leaves, 2nd Series: Soliloquy of a Housemaid; Critics; Mrs. Adolphus Smith Sporting the "Blue Stocking." A Law More Nice than Just Independence The Working-Girls of New York Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) from Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences Declaration of Sentiments The Development of Narrative Cluster: Humor of the Old Southwest Davy Crockett (1786-1836): from The Crockett Almanacs: Sunrise in His Pocket, A Pretty Predicament, Crockett's Daughters. Mike Fink (1770? -1823?): from The Crocket Almanacs: Mike Fink's Brag, Mike Fink Trying to Scare Mrs. Crockett, Sal Fink, the Mississippi Screamer, How She Cooked Injuns; The Death of Mike Fink (Joseph M. Field, recorder). Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1790-1870): The Horse Swap George Washington Harris (1814-1869): Mrs. Yardley's Quilting Washington Irving (1783-1859) from A History of New York: Book I, Chapter 5 Rip Van Winkle The Legend of Sleepy Hollow James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) from The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna; A Descriptive Tale: Chapter XXI, Chapter XXII, Chapter XXIII. Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867) from Hope Leslie: from Volume 1, Chapter 7; from Volume 2, Chapter 1; from Volume 2, Chapter 8. Caroline Kirkland (1801-1864) from A New Home—Who'll Follow? Preface, Preface to the Fourth Edition, Chapter I, Chapter XV, Chapter XVII, Chapter XXVII, Chapter XLIII. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) My Kinsman, Major Molineux Young Goodman Brown The Minister's Black Veil The Birth-mark Rappaccini's Daughter The Scarlet Letter Preface to The House of Seven Gables Mrs. Hutchinson from Abraham Lincoln Letters: To Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, June 4, 1837; To Sophia Peabody, April 13, 1841; To H.W. Longfellow, June 5, 1849; To J.T. Fields, January 20, 1850; To J.T. Fields, Undated draft; To H.W. Longfellow. January 2, 1864. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Ligeia The Fall of the House of Usher The Man of the Crowd The Tell-Tale Heart The Black Cat The Purloined Letter The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar The Philosophy of Composition Sonnet—To Science Romance To Helen Israfel The City in the Sea The Sleeper Bridal Ballad Sonnet—Silence Dream-Land The Raven Ulalume Annabel Lee Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) from Uncle Tom's Cabin: Chapter I: In Which the Reader Is Introduced to a Man of Humanity; Chapter VII: The Mother's Struggle; Chapter XI: In Which Property Gets into an Improper State of Mind; Chapter XIII: The Quaker Settlement; Chapter XIV: Evangeline; Chapter XL: The Martyr; Chapter XLI: The Young Master. from Preface to the First Illustrated Edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin The Minister's Wooing: XXIII: Views of Divine Government. Sojourner Truth, the Libyan Sibyl William Wells Brown (1815-1884) from Clotelle; or, The Colored Heroine: Chapter II: The Negro Sale; Chapter X: The Quadroon's Home; Chapter XI: To-Day a Mistress, To-Morrow a Slave; Chapter XVIII: A Slave-Hunting Parson. Herman Melville (1819-1891) Bartleby, the Scrivener The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids: I. The Paradise of Bachelors, II. The Tartarus of Maids. Benito Cereno Billy Budd, Sailor Hawthorne and His Mosses from Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War: The Portent (1859); A Utilitarian View of the Monitors Fight. The Maldive Shark from Timoleon: Monody; Art. Alice Cary (1820-1871) from Clovernook, or Recollections of our Neighborhood in the West, First Series: Preface from Clovernook, or Recollections of our Neighborhood in the West, Second Series: Uncle Christopher's; Conclusion. Elizabeth Stoddard (1823-1902) Lemorne Versus Huell Rebecca Harding Davis (1831-1910) Life in the Iron-Mills The Emergence of American Poetic Voices Songs and Ballads Songs of the Slaves: Lay Dis Body Down; Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Had; Deep River; Roll, Jordan, Roll; Michael, Row the Boat Ashore; Steal Away to Jesus; There's a Meeting Here To-Night; Many Thousand Go; Go Down, Moses; Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel. Songs of White Communities: John Brown's Body; The Battle Hymn of the Republic (Julia Ward Howe); Pat Works on the Railway; Sweet Betsy from Pike; Bury Me Not On the Lone Prairie; Shenandoah; Clementine; Acres of Clams; Cindy; Paper of Pins; Come Home, Father (Henry Clay Work); Life Is a Toil. William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) Thanatopsis The Yellow Violet To a Waterfowl To Cole, the Painter, Departing for Europe To the Fringed Gentian The Prairies Abraham Lincoln Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) A Psalm of Life The Warning The Jewish Cemetery at Newport Aftermath Chaucer The Harvest Moon Frances Sargent Locke Osgood (1811-1850) Ellen Learning to Walk The Little Hand The Maiden's Mistake Oh! Hasten to My Side A Reply to One Who Said, Write from Your Heart Lines (Suggested by the announcement that "A Bill for the Protection of the Property of Married Women has passed both Houses" of our State Legislature) Woman Little Children To a Slandered Poetess The Indian Maid's Reply to the Missionary The Hand That Swept the Sounding Lyre The Wraith of the Rose Walt Whitman (1819-1892) Leaves of Grass: Preface to the 1855 Edition; Song of Myself (1855 version); The Sleepers; from Inscriptions: One's-Self I Sing; from Children of Adam: To the Garden the World, A Woman Waits for Me; from Calamus: In Paths Untrodden, Recorders Ages Hence, When I Heard at the Close of the Day, Here the Frailest Leaves of Me, I Dream'd in a Dream; Crossing Brooklyn Ferry; from Sea-Drift: Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking; from By the Roadside: Europe, the 72d and 73d Years of These States, When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer, To a President, The Dalliance of the Eagles, To the States; from Drum-Taps: 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, Year That Trembled and Reel'd Beneath Me, Ethiopia Saluting the Colors, Reconciliation, 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: Sparkles from the Wheel, Prayer of Columbus; from Whispers of Heavenly Death: Quicksand Years; from From Noon to Starry Night: To a Locomotive in Winter; from Songs of Parting: So Long!; from Sands at Seventy (First Annex): Yonnondio; from Good-bye My Fancy (Second Annex): Good-bye My Fancy! Respondez! Poem Deleted from Leaves of Grass from Democratic Vistas Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) Poems: [One Sister have I in our house], [I never lost as much but twice], [Success is counted sweetest], [Her breast is fit for pearls], [These are the days when Birds come back—], [Come slowly—Eden!], [Did the Harebell loose her girdle], [I like the look of Agony], [Wild Nights—Wild Nights!], [I can wade Grief—], [There's a certain Slant of light], [I felt a Funeral, in my Brain], [I'm Nobody! Who are you?], [If your Nerve, deny you—], [Your Riches—taught me—Poverty.], [I reason, Earth is short—], [The Soul selects her own Society—], [The Soul's Superior instants], [I send Two Sunsets—], [It sifts from Leaden Sieves], [There came a Day at Summer's full], [Some keep the Sabbath going to Church], [A Bird came down the Walk—], [I know that He exists.], [After great pain, a formal feeling comes—], [God is a distant—stately Lover—], [Dare you see a Soul at the White Heat? ], [What Soft—Cherubic Creatures—], [Much Madness is divinest Sense—], [This is my letter to the world], [I tie my Hat—I crease my Shawl], [I showed her Hights she never saw—], [This was a Poet—It is That—], [I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—], [This world is not Conclusion], [Her sweet Weight on my Heart a Night], [I started Early—Took my Dog—], [One Crucifixion is recorded—only—], [I reckon—when I count at all—], [I had been hungry, all the Years—], [Empty my Heart, of Thee], [They shut me up in Prose—], [Ourselves were wed one summer—dear—], [The Brain—is wider than the Sky—], [I cannot live with You—], [I dwell in Possibility—], [Of all the Souls that stand create—], [One need not be a Chamber—to be Haunted—], [Essential Oils—are wrung—], [They say that "Time Assuages"—], [Publication—is the Auction], [Because I could not stop for Death—], [She rose to His Requirement—dropt], [My Life had stood—a Loaded Gun—], [Presentiment—is that long Shadow—on the Lawn—], [This Consciousness that is aware], [The Poets light but Lamps], [The Missing All, prevented Me], [A narrow Fellow in the Grass], [Perception of an object costs], [Title divine—is mine!], [The Bustle in a House], [Revolution is the Pod], [Tell all the Truth but tell it slant—], [He preached upon "Breadth" till it argued him narrow—], [Not with a Club, the Heart is broken], [What mystery pervades a well!], [A Counterfeit—a Plated Person—], ["Heavenly Father"—take to thee], [A Route of Evanescence], [The Bible is an Antique Volume—], [Volcanoes be in Sicily], [Rearrange a "Wife's" affection!], [To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee]. Letters: To Abiah Root (January 29, 1850), To Austin Dickinson (October 17, 1851), To Susan Gilbert (Dickinson) (late April 1852), To Susan Gilbert (Dickinson) (June 27, 1852), To Samuel Bowles (about February 1861), To recipient unknown (about 1861), To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (date uncertain), To T.W. Higginson (April 15, 1862), To T.W. Higginson (April 25, 1862), To T.W. Higginson (June 7, 1862), To T.W. Higginson (July 1862), To Mrs. J.G. Holland (early May 1866), To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (about 1870), To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (about 1870), To T.W. Higginson (1876), To Otis P. Lord [rough draft] (about 1878), To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (about 1878), To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (early October 1883), To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (about 1884).

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