Author: Abby Goode
"Rethinking Early American Literature" Prefatory Note
I. Native American and Ethnographic Texts (2015)
1. Introduction (2015)
2. The Peyote Cult (Plains)
3. Of the Girl who married Mount Katahdin (Penobscot)
4. How Glooskap went to England and France (Passamaquoddy)
5. The Origin of Disease and Medicine
6. Viracocha and The Coming of the Incas
7. The Magic Feather
8. The Island of Skeletons
II. Christopher Columbus
9. Introduction (2015)
10. Journal of the First Voyage to America, 1492-1493 (Excerpt)
11. Narrative of the Third Voyage, 1498-1500 (Excerpt)
III. Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
12. Introduction (2015)
14. Chapter VII: The Character of the Country (Excerpt)
15. Chapter VIII: We Go from Aute (Excerpt)
16. Chapter X: The Assault from the Indians (Excerpt)
17. Chapter XII: The Indians Bring Us Food (Excerpt)
18. Chapter XXI: Our Cure of Some of the Afflicted
19. Chapter XXIV: Customs of the Indians of That Country (Excerpt)
20. Chapter XXXII: The Indians Give Us the Hearts of Deer (Excerpt)
21. Chapter XXXIII: We See Traces of Christians (Excerpt)
22. Chapter XXXIV: Of Sending for the Christians (Excerpt)
IV. The Requerimiento
V. The Pueblo Revolt of 1680
24. Introduction (2015)
25. Letter on the Pueblo Revolt
26. HOW THE SPANIARDS CAME TO SHUNG-OPOVI, HOW THEY BUILT A MISSION, AND HOW THE HOPI DESTROYED THE MISSION
VI. William Bradford
27. Anno Dom: 1628 (Excerpt)
28. Anno Dom: 1637 (Excerpt)
29. Anno Dom: 1623
31. Chapter 9: Of their voyage, and how they passed the sea; and of their safe arrival at Cape Cod
32. The remainder of Anno 1620 (Excerpt)
33. Anno Dom: 1642
VII. Thomas Morton
34. New English Canaan (Excerpt)
VIII. Anne Bradstreet
35. Introduction (2015)
36. The Prologue
37. The Author to Her Book
38. The Flesh and the Spirit
39. In Honour of the High and Mighty Princess, Queen Elizabeth
40. Letter: To My Dear Children
IX. Mary Rowlandson
41. The First Remove
42. The Second Remove
43. The Third Remove
44. The Fifth Remove
45. The Eighth Remove
46. The Twelfth Remove
47. The Thirteenth Remove (Excerpt)
48. The Eighteenth Remove
49. The Twentieth Remove (Excerpt)
50. Watch the Point of View
51. The Role of Religion in the Colonial Encounter
52. Perspective of One-Eyed John from the First Remove.
53. Those Monsters
54. A Guilty Victim
55. How to Get Away with Genocide
56. Colonial Enfrownters And How to Survive One
57. The Other Side of It
58. Paint with All the Colors of Perspective
59. The Contorted Colonial Encounter
X. Cotton Mather
60. Wonders of the Invisible World: The Author's Defence
61. Wonders of the Invisible World: The Trial of Martha Carrier at the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Salem, August 2, 1692
62. Decennium Luctuosum: An History of Remarkable Occurrences in the Long War
XI. Jonathan Edwards
63. Introduction (2015)
64. Personal Narrative (Excerpt)
65. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (Excerpt)
66. Sarah Pierrepont Edwards on Conversion
XII. Thomas Paine
67. A Short Video About Thomas Paine
68. Introduction (2015)
69. Common Sense (Excerpt)
70. The Age of Reason (Excerpt)
XIII. Thomas Jefferson
71. Introduction (2015)
72. Notes on the State of Virginia (Excerpt)
73. Letter to Nathaniel Burwell
XIV. Toussaint L'Ouverture
74. Introductory Video
75. Toussaint's Constitution (Excerpt)
XV. Briton Hammon
76. A Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings, and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro Man...
XVI. Prince Hall
77. Introduction (2015)
78. A Charge Delivered to the African Lodge
XVII. Phillis Wheatley
79. "On Being Brought from Africa to America"
XVIII. Judith Sargent Murray
80. On the Equality of the Sexes
81. Desultory Thoughts Upon the Utility of encouraging a degree of Self-Complacency especially in Female Bosoms
XIX. Susanna Rowson
82. Charlotte Temple: Volume I
83. Charlotte Temple: Volume II
XX. Washington Irving
84. Introduction (2017)
85. Introduction (2016)
86. Rip Van Winkle
87. Rip Van Winkle: A Feminist Battle Cry
XXI. Ralph Waldo Emerson
88. Introduction (2017)
89. Introduction (2016)
90. "Self-Reliance" (1841)
91. Double-Edged Pen
XXII. Edgar Allan Poe
92. Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe (2015)
93. The Black Cat
94. The Murders in the Rue Morgue
95. Introduction to The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838) (2017)
96. Introduction to The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838) (2016)
97. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838)
98. Poe and King sitting on a throne of skulls
99. Poe Was Likely Inspired By Mary Shelley
100. Arthur Gordon Pym, Cannibal of Nantucket
101. Ultimate Destroyer
102. Of Freedom, Shipwrecks, and Intersectionality
XXIII. Nathaniel Hawthorne
103. Introduction (2015)
104. The Minister's Black Veil
105. Young Goodman Brown
XXIV. Henry David Thoreau
106. Introduction (2016)
107. "Where I Lived, and What I Lived For," from Walden
XXV. Herman Melville
108. Introduction (2017)
109. Introduction (2016)
110. Benito Cereno
111. Stupid Benito Cereno
112. American Excep(ship)alism
113. Inception of the Human Heart in Melville's "Benito Cereno"
114. O Captain! My Captain!
115. America Isn't All That Great: As Told by Herman Melville
116. Moving Beyond the Nation: A Revolution
117. Changing With the Tide: The American Perspective
XXVI. Frederick Douglass
118. Introduction (2017)
119. The Heroic Slave (1852)
120. The Sneaky African (Babo) Versus the Herculean African (Madison Washington)
121. In Da kitchen with Freddy D and Ya Boi Melville – Sweet vs. Spicy
122. Douglass: Heroic or Cowardly?
123. “His Head Was with His Heart, and that was Far Away”
124. Fight the Power! By Supporting It?
125. It's All About Who Writes It
126. Frederick Douglass: A Breath of Fresh Air
127. Humanity's Enjoyment of Sectioning
128. Slaves = Humans, OK?
129. A Pill to Swallow
130. The Hero and the Villain
131. Intentions Left Unsaid...To An Extent
132. Exploring Madison's Journey to Freedom and Heroism
XXVII. Walt Whitman
133. Introduction (2017)
134. Song of Myself
135. The Song is of Yourself, but Who Are You Singing To?
XXVIII. Harriet Beecher Stowe
136. Introduction (2017)
137. Introduction (2016)
138. Uncle Tom's Cabin (Chapters 1-3, 7)
139. When Sympathy Goes Beyond the Pages
140. All The Slave Texts Thus Far
141. "Slaves Are Human Too...When They Act White and Look Attractive"
143. How to Depict a Black Character… by Depicting Them as “Not all Black”
144. Uncle Tom's Cabin versus Benito Cereno versus The Heroic Slave
145. "Hot People Are White-Looking and Good, Ugly People Are Evil"
146. The Mother, The Father, and the Holy American Man
147. The Book That Started the Civil War
148. Things To Stop Romanticizing: The Stranger Things Kids and 19th-Century Slaves
149. Gentle Giants
150. Uncle Tom's Cabin: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
XXIX. Harriet Jacobs
151. Introduction (2017)
152. Introduction (2016)
153. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
154. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Biography & Chapter 11-22 Critical Questions
XXX. Mark Twain
155. Introduction (2015)
156. The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg
157. The One Million Pound Banknote
XXXI. "Where is American Literature Now?": Contemporary Connections
158. "You Can't Hide What's In Your Heart"
159. Patrick Batemen is Ralph Waldo Emerson
161. It’s Time to “Get Out” Your Antiquated Views on Race
162. Twelve Years...in the Life of a Slave Girl
163. I'm Not the Right Person to Be Talking About This
164. Life Imitates Art...or Art Imitates Life?
165. Madison Unchained
166. Where is American Literature Now?: Nuclear War, Cyber-Attacks and Still Fighting With the Natives
167. Down the Rabbit Hole
168. Does Twitter Poetry Count as American Literature?
169. The Self-Reliant Baby Driver (Spoiler Alert!) - Where is American Literature Now?
170. American Literature: Helping Queer Kids Figure Themselves Out Since 1855
171. We are still making America, let alone making it great
172. Avatar is just Pocahontas with Blue People in Space
173. SHOOK: Django is Madison Washington.. with a trigger happy finger.
174. Why Does it ALWAYS Take a White Character to be Able to Save those of Color?
175. I can do it...you can too!!!
176. Wakanda Forever?
177. Equality? I don't think so.
178. The H8teful 8
XXXII. Earlier American Literature in Music
179. "WAV Files"; a Contemporary Piece of Early American Literature
180. American Literature in American Music
181. Thank u, Emerson
182. "That Word is Only a Color"
183. This land is your land?
XXXIII. The Female American (1767) Supplementary Readings
184. The Princess War: A Feminist Saga
185. Feminism in The Female American
186. Feminism Displayed in The Female American Through The Crazy Ex
187. Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned
188. My Religion is Better than Yours
189. Call My Agent, Disney's Got a New Movie to Make
190. The Female American - Anti-Bibliomancy?
191. Unca: Gender will not be my weakness
192. A Relationship that Reflected the World Around Them
193. The Sun and The God
194. Religion: Saying Yes to the Colonial Encounter
195. Unca is the Scientist of Her Own Experiment
196. To All Resilient Young Women
197. Raiding, Capturing, and Slaughtering in the Name of God
XXXIV. Letters from an American Farmer (1767) Supplementary Readings
198. An Unstable Identity: The White American Man
199. America: Utopia or Dystopia?
200. The Naive and Delusional Farmer
201. Men Are Like Plants; They’re Weak
202. Proud to be an American, Where at Least I Know I’m… Part of an Industry?
203. He Should Have Worked for Real Estate
204. J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur: National Hero or Portrayal of White Guilt?
205. Live Long and Industrialize… Unless You’re a Slave, Then It’s Highly Improbable That Will Happen.
206. Who You Calling a Plant?
207. Beautifulish Americans
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