Contents

  1. Introduction

  2. "Rethinking Early American Literature" Prefatory Note

  3. I. Native American and Ethnographic Texts (2015)

    1. 1. Introduction (2015)

    2. 2. The Peyote Cult (Plains)

    3. 3. Of the Girl who married Mount Katahdin (Penobscot)

    4. 4. How Glooskap went to England and France (Passamaquoddy)

    5. 5. The Origin of Disease and Medicine

      1. The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees.
      2. THE ORIGIN OF DISEASE AND MEDICINE.
    6. 6. Viracocha and The Coming of the Incas

  4. II. Christopher Columbus

    1. 7. Introduction (2015)

    2. 8. Journal of the First Voyage to America, 1492-1493 (Excerpt)

    3. 9. Narrative of the Third Voyage, 1498-1500 (Excerpt)

  5. III. Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

    1. 10. Introduction (2015)

    2. 11. Prologue

    3. 12. Chapter VII: The Character of the Country (Excerpt)

    4. 13. Chapter VIII: We Go from Aute (Excerpt)

    5. 14. Chapter X: The Assault from the Indians (Excerpt)

    6. 15. Chapter XII: The Indians Bring Us Food (Excerpt)

    7. 16. Chapter XXI: Our Cure of Some of the Afflicted

    8. 17. Chapter XXIV: Customs of the Indians of That Country (Excerpt)

    9. 18. Chapter XXXII: The Indians Give Us the Hearts of Deer (Excerpt)

    10. 19. Chapter XXXIII: We See Traces of Christians (Excerpt)

    11. 20. Chapter XXXIV: Of Sending for the Christians (Excerpt)

  6. IV. The Requerimiento

    1. 21. Requerimiento

  7. V. The Pueblo Revolt of 1680

    1. 22. Introduction (2015)

    2. 23. Letter on the Pueblo Revolt

    3. 24. HOW THE SPANIARDS CAME TO SHUNG-OPOVI, HOW THEY BUILT A MISSION, AND HOW THE HOPI DESTROYED THE MISSION

  8. VI. William Bradford

    1. 25. Anno Dom: 1628 (Excerpt)

    2. 26. Anno Dom: 1637 (Excerpt)

    3. 27. Anno Dom: 1623

    4. 28. Preface

    5. 29. Chapter 9: Of their voyage, and how they passed the sea; and of their safe arrival at Cape Cod

    6. 30. The remainder of Anno 1620 (Excerpt)

    7. 31. Anno Dom: 1642

  9. VII. Thomas Morton

    1. 32. New English Canaan (Excerpt)

  10. VIII. Anne Bradstreet

    1. 33. Introduction (2015)

    2. 34. The Prologue

    3. 35. The Author to Her Book

    4. 36. The Flesh and the Spirit

    5. 37. In Honour of the High and Mighty Princess, Queen Elizabeth

    6. 38. Letter: To My Dear Children

  11. IX. Mary Rowlandson

    1. 39. The First Remove

    2. 40. The Second Remove

    3. 41. The Third Remove

    4. 42. The Fifth Remove

    5. 43. The Eighth Remove

    6. 44. The Twelfth Remove

    7. 45. Watch the Point of View

    8. 46. The Thirteenth Remove (Excerpt)

    9. 47. The Eighteenth Remove

    10. 48. The Twentieth Remove (Excerpt)

    11. 49. The Role of Religion in the Colonial Encounter

    12. 50. Perspective of One-Eyed John from the First Remove.

    13. 51. Those Monsters

    14. 52. A Guilty Victim

    15. 53. How to Get Away with Genocide

    16. 54. Colonial Enfrownters And How to Survive One

    17. 55. The Other Side of It

    18. 56. Paint with All the Colors of Perspective

    19. 57. The Contorted Colonial Encounter

  12. X. Cotton Mather

    1. 58. Wonders of the Invisible World: The Author's Defence

    2. 59. Wonders of the Invisible World: The Trial of Martha Carrier at the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Salem, August 2, 1692

    3. 60. Decennium Luctuosum: An History of Remarkable Occurrences in the Long War

  13. XI. Jonathan Edwards

    1. 61. Introduction (2015)

    2. 62. Personal Narrative (Excerpt)

    3. 63. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (Excerpt)

    4. 64. Sarah Pierrepont Edwards on Conversion

  14. XII. Thomas Paine

    1. 65. A Short Video About Thomas Paine

    2. 66. Introduction (2015)

    3. 67. Common Sense (Excerpt)

    4. 68. The Age of Reason (Excerpt)

  15. XIII. Thomas Jefferson

    1. 69. Introduction (2015)

    2. 70. Notes on the State of Virginia (Excerpt)

    3. 71. Letter to Nathaniel Burwell

  16. XIV. Toussaint L'Ouverture

    1. 72. Introductory Video

    2. 73. Toussaint's Constitution (Excerpt)

  17. XV. Briton Hammon

    1. 74. A Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings, and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro Man...

  18. XVI. Prince Hall

    1. 75. Introduction (2015)

    2. 76. A Charge Delivered to the African Lodge

  19. XVII. Phillis Wheatley

    1. 77. "On Being Brought from Africa to America"

  20. XVIII. Judith Sargent Murray

    1. 78. On the Equality of the Sexes

    2. 79. Desultory Thoughts Upon the Utility of encouraging a degree of Self-Complacency especially in Female Bosoms

  21. XIX. Susanna Rowson

    1. 80. Charlotte Temple: Volume I

    2. 81. Charlotte Temple: Volume II

  22. XX. Washington Irving

    1. 82. Introduction (2017)

    2. 83. Introduction (2016)

    3. 84. Rip Van Winkle

    4. 85. Rip Van Winkle: A Feminist Battle Cry

  23. XXI. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    1. 86. Introduction (2017)

    2. 87. Introduction (2016)

    3. 88. "Self-Reliance" (1841)

    4. 89. Double-Edged Pen

  24. XXII. Edgar Allan Poe

    1. 90. Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe (2015)

    2. 91. The Black Cat

    3. 92. The Murders in the Rue Morgue

    4. 93. Introduction to The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838) (2017)

    5. 94. Introduction to The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838) (2016)

    6. 95. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838)

    7. 96. Poe and King sitting on a throne of skulls

    8. 97. Poe Was Likely Inspired By Mary Shelley

    9. 98. Arthur Gordon Pym, Cannibal of Nantucket

    10. 99. Ultimate Destroyer

    11. 100. Of Freedom, Shipwrecks, and Intersectionality

  25. XXIII. Nathaniel Hawthorne

    1. 101. Introduction (2015)

    2. 102. The Minister's Black Veil

      1. A Parable
    3. 103. Young Goodman Brown

  26. XXIV. Henry David Thoreau

    1. 104. Introduction (2016)

    2. 105. "Where I Lived, and What I Lived For," from Walden

  27. XXV. Herman Melville

    1. 106. Introduction (2017)

    2. 107. Introduction (2016)

    3. 108. Benito Cereno

    4. 109. Stupid Benito Cereno

    5. 110. American Excep(ship)alism

    6. 111. Inception of the Human Heart in Melville's "Benito Cereno"

    7. 112. O Captain! My Captain!

    8. 113. America Isn't All That Great: As Told by Herman Melville

    9. 114. Moving Beyond the Nation: A Revolution

    10. 115. Changing With the Tide: The American Perspective

  28. XXVI. Frederick Douglass

    1. 116. Introduction (2017)

    2. 117. The Heroic Slave (1852)

    3. 118. The Sneaky African (Babo) Versus the Herculean African (Madison Washington)

    4. 119. In Da kitchen with Freddy D and Ya Boi Melville – Sweet vs. Spicy

    5. 120. Douglass: Heroic or Cowardly?

    6. 121. “His Head Was with His Heart, and that was Far Away”

    7. 122. Fight the Power! By Supporting It?

    8. 123. It's All About Who Writes It

    9. 124. Frederick Douglass: A Breath of Fresh Air

    10. 125. Humanity's Enjoyment of Sectioning

    11. 126. Slaves = Humans, OK?

    12. 127. A Pill to Swallow

    13. 128. The Hero and the Villain

    14. 129. Intentions Left Unsaid...To An Extent

    15. 130. Exploring Madison's Journey to Freedom and Heroism

  29. XXVII. Walt Whitman

    1. 131. Introduction (2017)

    2. 132. Song of Myself

    3. 133. The Song is of Yourself, but Who Are You Singing To?

  30. XXVIII. Harriet Beecher Stowe

    1. 134. Introduction (2017)

    2. 135. Introduction (2016)

    3. 136. Uncle Tom's Cabin (Chapters 1-3, 7)

    4. 137. When Sympathy Goes Beyond the Pages

    5. 138. All The Slave Texts Thus Far

    6. 139. "Slaves Are Human Too...When They Act White and Look Attractive"

    7. 140. 

    8. 141. How to Depict a Black Character… by Depicting Them as “Not all Black”

    9. 142. Uncle Tom's Cabin versus Benito Cereno versus The Heroic Slave

    10. 143. "Hot People Are White-Looking and Good, Ugly People Are Evil"

    11. 144. The Mother, The Father, and the Holy American Man

    12. 145. The Book That Started the Civil War

    13. 146. Things To Stop Romanticizing: The Stranger Things Kids and 19th-Century Slaves

    14. 147. Gentle Giants

    15. 148. Uncle Tom's Cabin: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

  31. XXIX. Harriet Jacobs

    1. 149. Introduction (2017)

    2. 150. Introduction (2016)

    3. 151. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

    4. 152. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Biography & Chapter 11-22 Critical Questions

  32. XXX. Mark Twain

    1. 153. Introduction (2015)

    2. 154. The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg

    3. 155. The One Million Pound Banknote

  33. XXXI. "Where is American Literature Now?": Contemporary Connections

    1. 156. "You Can't Hide What's In Your Heart"

    2. 157. Patrick Batemen is Ralph Waldo Emerson

    3. 158. GTFO

    4. 159. It’s Time to “Get Out” Your Antiquated Views on Race

    5. 160. Twelve Years...in the Life of a Slave Girl

    6. 161. I'm Not the Right Person to Be Talking About This

    7. 162. Life Imitates Art...or Art Imitates Life?

    8. 163. Madison Unchained

    9. 164. Where is American Literature Now?: Nuclear War, Cyber-Attacks and Still Fighting With the Natives

    10. 165. Down the Rabbit Hole

    11. 166. Does Twitter Poetry Count as American Literature?

    12. 167. The Self-Reliant Baby Driver (Spoiler Alert!) - Where is American Literature Now?

    13. 168. American Literature: Helping Queer Kids Figure Themselves Out Since 1855

    14. 169. We are still making America, let alone making it great

    15. 170. Avatar is just Pocahontas with Blue People in Space

    16. 171. SHOOK: Django is Madison Washington.. with a trigger happy finger.

    17. 172. Why Does it ALWAYS Take a White Character to be Able to Save those of Color?

    18. 173. I can do it...you can too!!!

    19. 174. Wakanda Forever?

    20. 175. Equality? I don't think so.

    21. 176. The H8teful 8

  34. XXXII. Earlier American Literature in Music

    1. 177. "WAV Files"; a Contemporary Piece of Early American Literature

    2. 178. American Literature in American Music

    3. 179. Thank u, Emerson

    4. 180. "That Word is Only a Color"

    5. 181. This land is your land?

  35. XXXIII. The Female American (1767) Supplementary Readings

    1. 182. The Princess War: A Feminist Saga

    2. 183. Feminism in The Female American

    3. 184. Feminism Displayed in The Female American Through The Crazy Ex

    4. 185. Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned

    5. 186. My Religion is Better than Yours

    6. 187. Call My Agent, Disney's Got a New Movie to Make

    7. 188. The Female American - Anti-Bibliomancy?

    8. 189. Unca: Gender will not be my weakness

    9. 190. A Relationship that Reflected the World Around Them

    10. 191. The Sun and The God

    11. 192. Religion: Saying Yes to the Colonial Encounter

    12. 193. Unca is the Scientist of Her Own Experiment

    13. 194. To All Resilient Young Women

    14. 195. Raiding, Capturing, and Slaughtering in the Name of God

  36. XXXIV. Letters from an American Farmer (1767) Supplementary Readings

    1. 196. An Unstable Identity: The White American Man

    2. 197. America: Utopia or Dystopia?

    3. 198. The Naive and Delusional Farmer

    4. 199. Men Are Like Plants; They’re Weak

    5. 200. Proud to be an American, Where at Least I Know I’m… Part of an Industry?

    6. 201. He Should Have Worked for Real Estate

    7. 202. J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur: National Hero or Portrayal of White Guilt?

    8. 203. Live Long and Industrialize… Unless You’re a Slave, Then It’s Highly Improbable That Will Happen.

    9. 204. Who You Calling a Plant?

    10. 205. Beautifulish Americans

  37. List of Full-Text Links to Texts from 2015 Edition