The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present. Each carefully edited booklet centers on a core issue of the period with attention given to the development of key themes. Each thematic booklet offers an introductory contextual essay, a variety of literary perspectives, headnotes and footnotes, along with a variety of visual elements. The first sequence of booklets, edited by Ralph Bauer, spans the colonial period from the arrival of Columbus in the New World through 1820, a time of immense fluidity and dynamic cultural exchange. Bauer is a pioneering scholar who takes a hemispheric approach to the era, looking at the crush of cultures--Spanish, English, Dutch, German, and French. Each of these European powers sent colonial missions across the Atlantic Ocean, and the collision of these cultures with each other and with the Native American population (itself diverse and complicated) was combustive.
|Series:||Wadsworth Themes in American Literature: 1492-1820 Ser.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.07(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.23(d)|
Table of Contents
From The Florentine Codex. From Songs of the Aztecs. Diego de Castro Titu Cusi Yupanqui (1539-1571). From An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru. From The Popul Vuh. Antonio de Valeriano (16th Century). On the Apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Roger Williams (1603-1683). From A Key into the Language of America. John Eliot (1604-1690). From The Indian Dialogues. The Jesuit Relations. From Barthlemy Vimont (1595-1667), Treaty of Peace between the French, the Iroquois, and Other Nations. From The Iroquois Creation Myth. From Seneca Myths and Folk Tales. The Story of the Hahskwahot. Handsome Lake (1735-1815). How America was Discovered. From The Origin Myth of Acoma.