LIT Project

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Week 1:
Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, from The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca
Samuel de Champlain, from Voyages of Samuel de Champlain: The Voyages of 1604-1607
Christopher Columbus, Report of the First Voyage
John Smith, from The General History of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles, Chapter II: What Happened Till the First Supply
Week 2:
William Bradford, from Of Plymouth Plantation, Book I & Book II
Puritanism
Anne Bradstreet, Contemplations
Puritanism, Indians and Witchcraft
Mary Rowlandson, from A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
Edward Taylor, Upon Wedlock, and Death of Children
Cotton Mather, from Bonifacius: Essays to Do Good
The South and the Middle Colonies
St. John de Crevecoeur: Letters from an American Farmer, What is an American?
Week 3:
Reason and Revolution, Part 1
Reason and Revolution
Benjamin Franklin, Speech in the [Constitutional] Convention at the Conclusion of Its Deliberations
Benjamin Franklin, from Information to Those Who Would Remove to America
Thomas Paine, from Common Sense
Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence
Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African
Olaudah Equiano: A Critical Biography
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature/Olaudah Equiano
Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797)
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature/Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley (1753 – 1784)
Week 4:
The Romantic the Real and the American Indian
Washington Irving, Rip Van Winkle
The Romantic, the Real, and the American Indian
James Fenimore Cooper: “Author Bio”—220
James Fenimore Cooper, The Pioneers — Chapter I
James Fenimore Cooper, The Pioneers — Chapter III
James Fenimore Cooper, The Pioneers — Chapter IV
Week 5:
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ode to Beauty
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Waldeinsamkeit
Transcendentalism, Women, and Social Ideas
Henry David Thoreau, Walden — Visitors
Henry David Thoreau, Walden — Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitors
Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience
Week 6:
The Romantics
Edgar Allan Poe, The Premature Burial
Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Preface to The House of the Seven Gable
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Ambitious Guest
Herman Melville, Bartleby, the Scrivener
The Fireside Poets
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: My Lost Youth
Oliver Wendell Holmes: Old Ironsides
Oliver Wendell Holmes: My Aunt
Week 7:
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin — Chapter VII: The Mother’s Struggle
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin — Chapter XIX: Miss Ophelia’s Experiences and Opinions, Continued
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin — Chapter XL: The Martyr
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin — Chapter XLI: The Young Master
Slave Narratives
Harriet Jacobs, from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Week 8:
Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Preface
Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Chapter I
Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Chapter VI
Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Chapter VII
Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave: Chapter XI
http://www.frederickdouglass.org/
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