Anthology of American Literature: Volume I: Colonial Through Romantic, 7/e
George McMichael, California State University
J.C. Levenson, University of Virginia
Leo Marx, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David E. Smith, Hampshire College
Mae Miller Claxton, Western Carolina University
Susan Bunn, Gardner-Webb University
Published July, 1999 by Prentice Hall Humanities/Social Science
Copyright 2000, 2233 pp.
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American Literary Survey-English
For courses in American Literary Survey.
This leading, two-volume anthology represents America's
literary heritage from the colonial times of William Bradford and
Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of Saul Bellow and Alice Walker.
Volume I covers Christopher Columbus through Walt Whitman and Emily
NEWIncludes the complete text of
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas.
NEWAdditional Hopi and Navajo myths.
- Enables students to get to know the author better
by reading the complete work.
NEWAn American Literature Website.
- Reflects a continued emphasis on cultural plurality,
including the contributions to the American literary canon made by
women and minority authors.
Presents multiple selections by authors.
- Gives students additional study questions, timeline
and contextual material to support literature.
Offers extensive explanatory headnotes and footnotes
that link the works and authors of a period.
- Enables students to compare and contrast different
Provides an expanded chronological chart in each volume.
- Provides students with additional insights into each
Presents many works in their entirety, e.g., Mary
Rowlandson, A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs.
Mary Rowlandson, Jonathan Edwards, Sinners in the Hands of
an Angry God, Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography, Ralph
Waldo Emerson, Nature, Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet
Letter, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Henry David Thoreau,
Walden, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Narrative
of the Life of Frederick Douglass.
- Helps students associate literary works with historical,
political, technological, and cultural developments.
Repeats the selections by Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman
in both Volumes I and II.
- Enables students to get to know the work and its author
better by reading it in its entirety.
- Allows instructors to begin or end a course with
Dickinson or Whitman.
THE LITERATURE OF COLONIAL AMERICA.
Christopher Columbus (1451-1506).
Columbus' Letter Describing His First Voyage FROM
The Diary of Christopher Columbus' First Voyage to America.
Thursday 11 October 1942. Sunday 14 October 1492.
Captain John Smith (1580-1631).
FROM The General History of Virginia. The
Third Book.Powhatan's Discourse of Peace and War. FROM A
Description of New England.
Native American Voices I.
Myths and Tales. How the World Began. How the World Was
Made. The Beginning of Summer and Winter. The Gift of the Sacred Pipe.
Thunder, Dizzying Liquid, and Cups That Do Not Grow.
William Bradford (1590-1657).
FROM Of Plymouth Plantation. FROM
Chapter I (The Separatist Interpretation of the Reformation in
England, 1550-1607]. FROM Chapter III, Of Their Settling
in Holland, and Their Manner of Living. . . FROM Chapter
IV, Showing the Reasons and Causes of Their Removal. FROM
Chapter VII, Of Their Departure from Leyden. . . FROM
Chapter IX, Of Their Voyage. . . FROM Chapter
X, Showing How They Sought Out a Place of Habitation. . .
FROM Chapter XI [The Mayflower Compact]. FROM
Chapter XII [Narragansett Challenge]. FROM Chapter
XIV [End of the 'Common Course . . .']. FROM Chapter
XIX [Thomas Morton of Merrymount]. FROM Chapter XXIV
[Mr. Roger Williams]. FROM Chapter XXVIII [The Pequot
War]. FROM Chapter XXXVI [Winslow's Final Departure].
Thomas Morton (c. 1579-1647).
FROM The New English Canaan.
John Winthrop (1588-1649).
FROM A Model of Christian Charity. FROM
The Journal of John Winthrop.
Roger Williams (c. 1603-1683).
FROM A Key into the Language of America.
FROM The Bloody Tenet . . .
The Bay Psalm Book (1640).
The New England Primer (c. 1683).
FROM The New England Primer.
Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672).
The Prologue. Contemplations. The Flesh and the Spirit.
The Author to Her Book. Before the Birth of One of Her Children. To
My Dear and Loving Husband. A Letter to Her Husband. . . In Reference
to Her Children. In Memory of My Dear Grandchild . . . On My Dear
Grandchild Simon Bradstreet. . . [On Deliverance] From Another
Sore Fit. Upon the Burning of Our House . . . As Weary Pilgrim.
FROM Meditations Divine and Moral.
Michael Wigglesworth (1631-1705).
Edward Taylor (c. 1642-1729).
Prologue. FROM Preparatory Meditations. The
Reflexion. Meditation 6 (First Series). Meditation 8 (First Series).
Meditation 38 (First Series). Meditation 39 (First Series). Meditation
150 (Second Series). FROM God's Determinations. The
Preface. The Joy of Church Fellowship Rightly Attended. Upon a Spider
Catching a Fly. Huswifery. The Ebb and Flow. A Fig for Thee Oh! Death.
Cotton Mather (1663-1728).
FROM The Wonders of the Invisible World.
FROM Magnalia Christi Americana.
Samuel Sewall (1652-1730).
FROM The Diary of Samuel Sewall.
Mary Rowlandson (c 1637-1711).
A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary
William Byrd II (1674-1744).
FROM The Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover,
1709-1712. FROM The History of the Dividing Line. . .
John Woolman (1720-1772).
FROM The Journal of John Woolman.
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758).
Sarah Pierrepont. Personal Narrative. FROM A
Divine and Supernatural Light. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry
God. FROM Images or Shadows of Divine Things.
THE LITERATURE OF REASON AND REVOLUTION.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790).
THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM.
[Silence Dogood, No. 4]. A Witch Trial at Mount Holly.
Old Mistresses Apologue. The Speech of Miss Polly Baker. FROM
Poor Richard Improved, 1758. The Sale of the Hessians.
An Address to the Public. The Autobiography.
Michel-Guillaume-Jean de Crévecoeur (1735-1813).
FROM Letters from an American Farmer. Letter
III (What Is an American?). Letter IX (Description of Charleston . . .)
Letter XII (Distresses of a Frontier Man).
Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797).
FROM The Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus
Vassa The African, Written by Himself.
Thomas Paine (1737-1809).
FROM Common Sense. FROM The American
Crisis. FROM The Age of Reason.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826).
The Declaration of Independence. FROM Notes
on the State of Virginia. FROM Query V: Cascades.
FROM Query VI: Productions Mineral, Vegetable and Animal.
FROM Query XVII: Religion. FROM Query XVIII:
Manners. FROM Query XIX: Manufactures. To James Madison.
To Peter Carr. To James Adams.
The Federalist (1787-1788).
The Federalist No. 1. The Federalist No. 10.The Federalist
Phillis Wheately (1754?-1784).
On Virtue. To the University of Cambridge, in New England.
On Being Brought from Africa to America. On the Death of the Rev.
Mr. George Whitefield, 1770. An Hymn to the Morning. An Hymn to the
Evening. On Imagination. To S.M. A Young African Painter, On Seeing
His Works. Recollection. To His Excellency General Washington.
Philip Freneau (1752-1832).
The Power of Fancy. The Hurricane. To Sir Toby. The Wild
Honey Suckle. The Indian Burying Ground. On Mr. Paine's Rights of
Man. On a Honey Bee. On the Universality and Other Attributes of the
God of Nature. On the Religion of Nature.
William Bartram (1739-1823).
FROM Travels through North and South Carolina. . .
Native American Voices II.
FROM A Son of the Forest. FROM Crashing
Thunder. . . FROM Story of the Indian. FROM
Pawnee Hero Stories. Hopi Myth. Navaho Myth. Poems. Orations.
Washington Irving (1783-1859).
FROM A History of New York, by Diedrich Knickerbocker.
FROM The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. The Author's
Account of Himself. Rip Van Winkle. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The
Adventures of the German Student.
Thomas Bangs Thorpe (1815-1878).
The Big Bear of Arkansas.
James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851).
Preface to the Leather-Stocking Tales. FROM The
Deerslayer. FROM The Pioneers. FROM The
William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878).
Thanatopsis. The Yellow Violet. To a Waterfowl. A Forest
Hymn. To Cole, the Painter, Departing for Europe. To the Fringed Gentian.
The Prairies. Abraham Lincoln.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849).
SonnetTo Science. To Helen. Israfel. The City in the
Sea. SonnetSilence. Lenore. The Raven. UlalumeA Ballad.
Annabel Lee. William Wilson. The Oval Portrait. Ligeia. The Fall of
the House of Usher. The Tell-Tale Heart. The Purloined Letter. FROM
Twice-Told Tales, by Nathaniel Hawthorne [A Review].
The Philosophy of Composition. FROM The Poetic Principle.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882).
Nature. The American Scholar. The Divinity School Address.
Self-Reliance. The Over-Soul. The Poet. The Rhodora. Each and All.
The Snow-Storm. Concord Hymn. The Problem. Ode. Hamatreya. Give All
to Love. Days. Brahma. Terminus.
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864).
My Kinsman, Major Molineux. Young Goodman Brown. The Maypole
of Merry Mount. The Minister's Black Veil. The Artist of the Beautiful.
Wakefield. The Birth-Mark. Ethan Brand. The Custom-House: Introductory
to The Scarlet Letter. The Scarlet Letter.
Herman Melville (1819-1891).
Bartleby, the Scrivener. Benito Cereno. The Paradise of
Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids. Billy Budd. The Portent. Shiloh.
Malvern Hill. The College Colonel. The Æolian Harp. The Tuft of
Kelp. The Maldive Shark. The Berg. Art. Greek Architecture. FROM
Hawthorne and His Mosses.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862).
Civil Disobedience. Walden.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).
A Psalm of Life. The Arsenal at Springfield. The Jewish
Cemetery at Newport. My Lost Youth. Aftermath. The Tide Rises, the
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892).
Massachusetts to Virginia. The Hunters of Men. Ichabod.
Skipper Ireson's Ride. Telling the Bees.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894).
Old Ironsides. The Chambered Nautilus. The Deacon's Masterpiece.
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891).
To the Dandelion. FROM The Biglow Papers, First
Series. FROM A Fable for Critics.
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896).
Frederick Douglass (1817?-1895).
Complete text of Narrative of the Life of Frederick
Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897).
FROM Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).
To Horace Greeley. Gettysburg Address. Second Inaugural
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888).
Walt Whitman (1819-1892).
Preface to the 1855 Edition of Leaves of Grass.
FROM Inscriptions. One's-Self I Sing. When I read the
book. Song of Myself. FROM Children of Adam. From pent-up
aching rivers. Out of the rolling ocean the crowd. Once I pass'd through
a populous city. Facing west from California's shores. FROM
Calamus. In paths untrodden. Scented herbage of my breast.
For You O Democracy. I saw in Louisiana a live-oak growing. I hear
it was charged against me. Crossing Brooklyn Ferry. FROM Sea-Drift.
Out of the cradle endlessly rocking. As I ebb'd with the ocean of
life. FROM By the Roadside. When I heard the learn'd
astronomer. The Dalliance of the Eagles. FROM Drum-Taps.Beat!
Beat! Drums! Cavalry Crossing a Ford. Bivouac on a Mountain Side.
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. Give me the splendid silent sun.
FROM Memories of President Lincoln. When lilacs last
in the dooryard bloom'd. FROM Autumn Rivulets. There
was a child went forth. Passage to India. The Sleepers. FROM
Whispers of Heavenly Death. Chanting the square deific. A noiseless
patient spider. FROM Noon to Starry Night. To a Locomotive
in Winter. FROM Goody-Bye My Fancy. L. of G.'s Purport.
FROM Democratic Vistas.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886).
49. I never lost as much but twice. Success is counted
sweetest. For each ecstatic instant. These are the days when Birds
come back. A Wounded Deerleaps highest. Faith
is a fine invention. The thought beneath so slight a film. I taste
a liquor never brewed. Safe in their Alabaster Chambers. I like a
look of Agony. Wild NightsWild Nights! There's a certain Slant
of light. I felt a Funeral, in my Brain. A Clock stopped. The Soul
selects her own Society. 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. What SoftCherubic Creatures. 'Twas like
a Maelstrom, with a notch. Much Madness is divinest Sense. This is
my letter to the World. This was a PoetIt is That. I died for
Beauty but was scarce. I heard a Fly buzzwhen I died. It
was not Death, for I stood up. I started EarlyTook my Dog. I
like to see it lap the Miles. They shut me up in Prose. The Brain
is wider than the sky. I cannot live with You. Painhas
an Element of Blank. I dwell in Possibility. One need not be a Chamber
to be Haunted. Publication is the Auction. Because I could
not stop for Death. She rose to His Requirementdropt. Renunciation
is a piercing virtue. My life had stood a Loaded Gun. Presentiment
is that long Shadow on the Lawn. Death is a Dialogue between.
A narrow Fellow in the Grass. I never saw a Moor. The Bustle in a
House. Tell all the truth but tell it slant. He preached upon Breadth
till it argued him narrow. A Route of Evanescence. The Bible is an
antique Volume. Apparently with no surprise. In Winter in my Room.
My life closed twice before its close. To make a prairie it takes
a clover and one bee. Elysium is as far as to.
Reference Works, Bibliographies.
Criticism, Literary and Cultural History.
Index to Authors, Titles, and First Lines.