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