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Colonial Literature 1617-1776

Colonial Literature 1617-1776

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ISBN-13: 9780816078615
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Series: Research Guide to American Literature Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Series Introduction xiii

Part I Overview 3

Boundaries of the Period 3

Why Study This Period and These Writers 3

Movements and Schools Active during Period 4

Dominant Genres and Literary Forms 6

Dominant Writers 7

Historical and Social Context 9

Key Historical Events of the Period 9

Major Social Issues 11

Developments within Publishing That Affected Literary Production 13

Literary Influences 15

Foreign Influences 15

The Audience 18

Evolution of Critical Opinion 20

Critical Approaches to Colonial Literature 20

Dominant Schools of Criticism Treating Colonial Literature 23

Part II Study Guides on General Topics 27

Biography 27

Dissent 33

Drama 38

Essays and Newspapers 43

Histories 48

Indians and Captivity Narratives 53

Poetry 58

Politics (Massachusetts) 63

Religion 68

Women Authors 72

Part III Study Guides on Works and Writers 83

History of Plymouth Plantation William Bradford 83

Anne Bradstreet 87

Mather Byles 91

William Byrd II 95

Charles Chauncy 100

Benjamin Colman 103

Ebenezer Cook 107

John Cotton 111

John Dickinson 115

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. A Sermon Preached at Enfield, July 8th 1741. At a Time of Great Awakenings; and Attended with Remarkable Impressions on Many of the Hearers Jonathan Edwards 119

Poor Richard. An Almanack Benjamin Franklin 123

Cotton Mather 128

Increase Mather 132

Richard Mather 136

Jonathan Mayhew 140

Thomas Morton 144

"S. Occom's Account of Himself, Written Sept. 17,1768" Samson Occom 148

William Penn 152

The Soveraignty & Goodness of God, Together, with the Faithfulness of His Promises Displayed Mary Rowlandson 156

Samuel Sewall 160

John Smith 164

Solomon Stoddard 168

Edward Taylor 171

Benjamin Tompson 175

John Trumbull 179

Nathaniel Ward 183

Mercy Otis Warren 187

Phillis Wheatley 191

The Day of Doom: or, a Description of the Great and Last Judgment. With a Short Discourse about Eternity Michael Wigglesworth 195

Roger Williams 199

John Winthrop 203

John Woolman 207

Part IV Annotated Bibliography 215

Part V Glossary 221

Index 229

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