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dc.contributor.editor Belasco, Susan en_US
dc.contributor.editor Johnson, Linck en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1492-1865 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-19T20:41:38Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-19T20:41:38Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-312-41207-4
dc.identifier.isbn 0-312-41207-X en_US
dc.identifier.other 2006921308 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/5099
dc.description.abstract Prepared by recognized scholars and devoted teachers, The Bedford Anthology of American Literature brings the canon of American literature down to a manageable size. Half the length of other leading anthologies, and offered at a much lower price, the anthology reflects years of firsthand experience in the classroom and extensive research on what instructors are actually teaching in the survey course today. Prepared expressly for students and informed by the new understandings of and approaches to American literature that have emerged during the last 30 years, the anthology is lavishly illustrated and features several pedagogical innovations that help students engage with the literature. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents VOLUME ONE: BEGINNINGS TO 1865 Literature to 1750 Introduction Comparative Timeline America before Columbus Map: Native American Peoples, 1492 Christianity, Islam, and the Lure of Asia Conquest and Colonization in the New World Map: Early European Explorations The Protestant Reformation and the Puritan “Errand into the Wilderness” Literature and Cultural Diversity in Colonial America Native American Origin and Creation Stories Introduction Iroquois Confederacy Origin of Folk Stories (Seneca) A Tale of the Foundation of the Great Island, Now North America (Tuscarora) Cherokee How the World Was Made Akimel O’odham (Pima) The Story of the Creation Lakota Wohpe and the Gift of the Pipe Hupa The Boy Who Grew Up at Ta’k’imilding | Native American Stories through a Modern Lens | N. Scott Momaday (b. 1934) | The Becoming of the Native: Man in America before Columbus Explorations and Early Encounters Introduction Christopher Columbus (1451–1506) Letter of Columbus, Describing the Results of His First Voyage Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (c. 1490–c. 1557) The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca Proem and Chapters 14, 15, 16, 19–21 Samuel de Champlain (c. 1570–1635) FROM The Voyages of Samuel de Champlain Colonial Settlements Introduction Captain John Smith (1580–1631) The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles The Third Book, Ch. II, “What Happened till the First Supply” | Jamestown through a Modern Lens | Paula Gunn Allen (b. 1939) | Pocahontas to Her English Husband, John Rolfe William Bradford (1590–1657) Of Plimoth Plantation [Book 1] FROM Chapter 1 Chapter 4: Showing the reasons & ....causes of their remoovall Chapter 9: Of their vioage, & how they passed the sea, and of their safe arrivall at Cape Codd Chapter 10: Showing how they sought out a place of habitation, and what befell them heraboute Booke 2 The remainder of Anno: 1620 [The Mayflower Compact; Difficult Beginnings; Early Relations with the Indians and the Peace Treaty] FROM Anno: 1621 [The First Harvest and Thanksgiving] FROM Anno Domini: 1632 [Prosperity Brings Dispersal of the Population and the Division of the Church at Plymouth] | Plymouth Plantation through a Modern Lens | Wamsutta (Frank B.) James (1923–2001) | Suppressed Speech on the 350th Anniversary of the Pilgrims’ Landing at Plymouth Rock, September 10, 1970 John Winthrop (1588–1649) A Modell of Christian Charity Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612–1672) The Prologue In Honour of that High and Mighty Princess Queen Elizabeth of Happy Memory An Epitaph on My Dear and Ever-Honoured Mother Mrs. Dorothy Dudley To Her Father with Some Verses 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, Absent upon Public Employment Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House As Weary Pilgrim | Bradstreet through a Modern Lens | Rose Murray | Puritan Woman Mary Rowlandson (1636?–1711) *The Sovereignty and Goodness of God Edward Taylor (c. 1642–1729) Preparatory Meditations Prologue Meditation 8 Meditation 38 God’s Determinations The Preface The Joy of Church Fellowship Rightly Attended Miscellaneous Poems Upon Wedlock, and Death of Children Upon a Spider Catching a Fly Huswifery A Fig for Thee Oh! Death Francis Daniel Pastorius (1651–c. 1719) Letter Sent from Philadelphia, May 30, 1698 ] AMERICAN CONTEXTS ] COLONIAL DIARIES AND JOURNALS ] Introduction ] Samuel Sewall (1652–1730) ] FROM The Diary of Samuel Sewall ] Cotton Mather (1663–1728) ] FROM The Diary of Cotton Mather ] Sarah Kemble Knight (1666–1727) ] FROM The Private Journal of a Journey from Boston to New York ] William Byrd (1674–1744) ] FROM The Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) On Sarah Pierpont Personal Narrative Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God FROM Images or Shadows of Divine Things Edwards through a Modern Lens | Robert Lowell (1917–1977) | Mr. Edwards and the Spider American Literature, 1750–1830 Introduction Comparative Timeline Print Culture and the Road to Revolution Map: The Thirteen Colonies in 1775 Society and Culture in the New Nation Map: The Missouri Compromise The Emergence of American Literature Writing Colonial Lives Introduction Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin FROM Part One FROM Part Two | Franklin through a Modern Lens | Mark Twain (1835–1910) | The Late Benjamin Franklin Elizabeth Ashbridge (1713–1755) FROM Some Account of the Fore Part of the Life of Elizabeth Ashbridge John Woolman (1720–1772) The Journal of John Woolman Chapter I [Early Life and Vocation] FROM Chapter III [Business Became My Burden] Samson Occom (1723–1792) A Short Narrative of My Life | Occom through a Modern Lens | James Ottery (b. 1953) | The Diary of Samson Occum Olaudah Equiano (1745?–1797) The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself Chapter 2 [Kidnapping, Enslavement, and the Middle Passage] ] AMERICAN CONTEXTS ] “TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN: THE EMERGING IDEA OF “AMERICA” ] Introduction ] J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur (1735–1813) ] Letters from an American Farmer ] FROM Letter III, What Is an American? ] John Dickinson (1732–1808) ] The Liberty Song ] Hannah Griffitts (1727–1817) ] The Female Patriots ] Thomas Paine (1737–1809) ] FROM Common Sense, 1776 ] John Adams (1735–1826) and Abigail Adams (1744–1818) ] Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, March 31, 1776 ] Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, April 14, 1776 ] Letters from John Adams to Abigail Adams, July 3, 1776 ] Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) ] Draft of the Declaration of Independence ] Notes on the State of Virginia ] Query XVII: The different religions received into that state? ] FROM Query XVIII: The particular customs and manners that may happen to be received in that state? ] George Washington (1732–1799) ] Letter to the Touro Synagogue, Newport, Rhode Island, 1790 ] Absalom Jones (1746–1818) ] Petition of the People of Colour ] Tecumseh (1768–1813) ] Speech of Tecumseh to Governor Harrison Literature for a New Nation Introduction ] AMERICAN CONTEXTS ] “WHO READS AN AMERICAN BOOK?”: ] CALLS FOR A NATIONAL LITERATURE ] Introduction ] Royall Tyler (1757–1826) ] Prologue to The Contrast ] Judith Sargent Murray (1751–1820) ] FROM The Gleaner, Number 96 ] Charles Brockden Brown (1771–1810) ] FROM The Preface to The American Review, and Literary Journal ] William Tudor (1779–1830) ] FROM An Essay on American Scenery ] Edward Tyrell Channing (1790–1856) ] FROM On Models in Literature ] James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851) ] FROM Notions of the Americans Philip Freneau (1752–1832) To Sir Toby On the Emigration to America The Wild Honey Suckle The Indian Burying Ground Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753–1784) On Being Brought from Africa to America To the University of Cambridge, in New England To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth To S. M. a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works A Farewell to America. To Mrs. S. W. To His Excellency General Washington Liberty and Peace, A Poem Letter to Samson Occom, February 11, 1774 | Wheatley through a Modern Lens | Kevin Young (b. 1970) | Homage to Phillis Wheatley Washington Irving (1783–1859) The Sketch Book The Author’s Account of Himself The Wife Rip Van Winkle Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789–1867) Cacoethes Scribendi Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1790–1870) Georgia Scenes Georgia Theatrics The Dance William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878) Thanatopsis The Yellow Violet To a Waterfowl To Cole, The Painter, Departing for Europe The Prairies Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (1800–1841) Mishosha, or the Magician and His Daughters American Literature, 1830-1865 Introduction Comparative Timeline Technology, Transportation, and the Growth of the Literary Marketplace Religion, Immigration, and Territorial Expansion Sectionalism and the Coming of the Civil War Map: The Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 The Era of Reform Introduction ] AMERICAN CONTEXTS ] “I WILL BE HEARD”: THE RHETORIC OF ANTEBELLUM REFORM ] Introduction ] David Walker (1785–1830) ] FROM An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World ] William Lloyd Garrison (1805–1879) ] To the Public ] Orestes A. Brownson (1803–1876) ] FROM The Laboring Classes ] Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878) ] FROM A Treatise on Domestic Economy ] Seneca Falls Woman’s Convention (July 19–20, 1848) ] Declaration of Sentiments ] Elizabeth Oakes Smith (1806–1893) ] FROM Woman and Her Needs ] Sojourner Truth (1795–1883) ] Speech to a Women’s Rights Convention William Apess (1798–1839) An Indian’s Looking-Glass for the White Man Lydia Maria Child (1802–1880) Letter from New-York [The Trial of Amelia Norman] Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) Nature Introduction Chapter I. Nature Chapter III. Beauty Chapter IV. Language Chapter VII. Spirit FROM Chapter VIII. Prospects The American Scholar *Self-Reliance Circles Experience Catharine Margaret Fuller (1810–1850) FROM Woman in the Nineteenth Century New Year’s Day Our City Charities Things and Thoughts in Europe, Number 18 Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896) Trials of a Housekeeper The Seamstress The Freeman’s Dream: A Parable Preface to Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Jacobs (1813–1897) Letter from a Fugitive Slave [New-York Tribune, 1853] Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Preface by the Author I. Childhood VII. The Lover X. A Perilous Passage in the Slave Girl’s Life XIV. Another Link to Life XVII. The Flight XXI. The Loophole of Retreat XLI. Free at Last Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) Resistance to Civil Government Walden FROM Economy Where I Lived, and What I Lived For The Bean-Field The Village Spring Conclusion Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) *Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself | Douglass through a Modern Lens | Robert Hayden (1913–1980) | Frederick Douglass African American Slave Songs (1800–1865) Roll, Jordan, Roll Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Had Many Thousand Go Go Down, Moses Swing Low Sweet Chariot Steal Away to Jesus I Thank God I’m Free at Las’ | Slave Songs through a Modern Lens | James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) | O Black and Unknown Bards American Facts and American Fiction Introduction ] AMERICAN CONTEXTS ] “COUNTLESS PHENOMENA OF THE TIMES”: THE ROLE OF THE PERIODICAL PRESS ] Introduction ] James Ewell Heath (1792–1862) ] Southern Literature, Southern Literary Messenger ] John L. O’Sullivan (1813–1895) ] FROM Introduction, The United States Magazine and Democratic Review ] Sarah Josepha Hale (1788–1879) ] Editors’ Table, Godey’s Lady’s Book ] Charles F. Briggs (1804–1877) ] Introductory, Putnam’s Monthly Magazine ] Thomas Hamilton (1822–1865) ] Apology, The Anglo-African Magazine Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) The Wives of the Dead My Kinsman, Major Molineux Young Goodman Brown The Minister’s Black Veil The Birth-Mark Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) Ligeia The Fall of the House of Usher The Tell-Tale Heart The Purloined Letter Fanny Fern (Sara Payson Willis Parton) (1811–1872) The Tear of a Wife Dollars and Dimes Blackwell’s Island [Numbers I–III] The “Coming” Woman Herman Melville (1819–1891) *Bartleby, the Scrivener The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids Donald Grant Mitchell (Ik Marvel) (1822–1908) A Bachelor’s Reverie Elizabeth Barstow Stoddard (1823–1902) Lemorne versus Huell Rebecca Harding Davis (1831–1910) *Life in the Iron-Mills Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) The Brothers New Poetic Voices Introduction ] AMERICAN CONTEXTS ] THE AMERICAN MUSE: POETRY AT MIDCENTURY ] Introduction ] Lydia Sigourney (1791–1865) ] Indian Names ] To a Shred of Linen ] Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) ] The Rhodora ] The Snow-Storm ] Hamatreya ] Days ] Elizabeth Oakes Smith (1806–1893) ] The Unattained ] The Drowned Mariner ] Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882) ] The Jewish Cemetery at Newport ] My Lost Youth ] John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892) ] The Hunters of Men ] The Farewell of a Virginia Slave Mother to Her Daughters ] Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) ] [Sonnet—to Science] ] To Helen ] The Raven ] Annabel Lee ] Frances E. W. Harper (1825–1911) ] The Slave Mother ] Ethiopia ] Rose Terry Cooke (1827–1892) ] Here ] Captive ] “The Harvest Is Past” Walt Whitman (1819–1892) Leaves of Grass Inscriptions One’s-Self I Sing *Song of Myself Children of Adam Once I Pass’d through a Populous City Facing West from California’s Shores As Adam Early in the Morning Calamus In Paths Untrodden Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearances Trickle Drops City of Orgies I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing Here the Frailest Leaves of Me Sea-Drift Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking By the Roadside When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer I Sit and Look Out The Dalliance of the Eagles Drum-Taps Beat! Beat! Drums! Cavalry Crossing a Ford Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim The Wound-Dresser Reconciliation Memories of President Lincoln When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d Whispers of Heavenly Death A Noiseless Patient Spider Songs of Parting So Long! | Whitman through a Modern Lens | Langston Hughes (1902–1967) | Old Walt | Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997) | A Supermarket in California Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) Manuscript Version of “These are the days when Birds come back—” and 1890 Version 130 [Fr122] These are the days when Birds come back— 49 [Fr39] I never lost as much but twice 67 [Fr112] Success is counted sweetest 84 [Fr121] Her breast is fit for pearls, 185 [Fr202] “Faith” is a fine invention 199 [Fr225] I’m “wife”—I’ve finished that— 211 [Fr205] Come slowly—Eden! 214 [Fr207] I taste a liquor never brewed 216 [Fr124] Safe in their Alabaster Chambers (1859 and 1861 versions) 241 [Fr339] I like a look of Agony, 249 [Fr269] Wild Nights— Wild Nights! 252 [Fr312] I can wade Grief— 258 [Fr320] There’s a certain Slant of light, 271 [Fr307] A solemn thing—it was—I said— 280 [Fr340] I felt a Funeral, in my Brain, 288 [Fr260] I’m Nobody! Who are you? 303 [Fr409] The Soul selects her own Society— 324 [Fr236] Some keep the Sabbath going to Church— 327 [Fr336] Before I got my eye put out 328 [Fr359] A Bird came down the Walk— 338 [Fr365] I know that He exists. 341 [Fr372] After great pain, a formal feeling comes— 357 [Fr615] God is a distant—stately Lover— 401 [Fr675] What Soft—Cherubic Creatures— 409 [Fr545] They dropped like Flakes— 435 [Fr620] Much Madness is divinest Sense 441 [Fr519] This is my letter to the World 444 [Fr524] It feels a shame to be Alive — 448 [Fr446] This was a Poet—It is That 449 [Fr448] I died for Beauty— but was scarce 465 [Fr591] I heard a Fly buzz—when I died— 501 [Fr373] This World is not Conclusion. 502 [Fr377] At least—to pray—is left—is left— 508 [Fr353] I’m ceded—I’ve stopped being Theirs— 510 [Fr355] It was not Death, for I stood up, 512 [Fr360] The Soul has Bandaged moments— 605 [Fr513] The Spider holds a Silver Ball 632 [Fr598] The Brain—is wider than the Sky— 640 [Fr706] I cannot live with You— 650 [Fr760] Pain—has an Element of Blank— 657 [Fr466] I dwell in Possibility— 675 [Fr772] Essential Oils—are wrung— 709 [Fr788] Publication—is the Auction 712 [Fr479] Because I could not stop for Death— 754 [Fr764] My Life had stood—a Loaded Gun— 883 [Fr930] The Poets light but Lamps— 986 [Fr1096] A narrow Fellow in the Grass 1052 [Fr800] I never saw a Moor— 1072 [Fr194] Title divine—is mine! 1078 [Fr1108] The Bustle in a House 1082 [Fr1044] Revolution is the Pod 1129 [Fr1263] Tell all the Truth but tell it slant— 1463 [Fr1489] A Route of Evanescence 1545 [Fr1577] The Bible is an antique Volume— 1624 [Fr1668] Apparently with no surprise 1651 [Fr1715] A Word made Flesh is seldom 1732 [Fr1773] My life closed twice before its close— 1737 [Fr267] Rearrange a “Wife’s” affection! 1739 [Fr586] Some say goodnight—at night— 1760 [Fr1590] Elysium is as far as to Letters Exchange with Susan Gilbert Dickinson, summer 1861 To Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 7 June 1862 | Dickinson through a Modern Lens | Adrienne Rich (b. 1929) | “I Am in Danger—Sir—” | Cathy Song (b. 1955) | A Poet in the House ] AMERICAN CONTEXTS ] “MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY”: THE MEANINGS OF THE CIVIL WAR ] Introduction ] John Brown (1800–1859) ] Last Speech, December 2, 1859 ] Jefferson Davis (1808–1889) ] Inaugural Address, February 18, 1861 ] Civil War Songs ] Dixie’s Land ] John Brown’s Body ] Battle Hymn of the Republic ] Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) ] Men of Color, to Arms! ] Herman Melville (1819–1891) ] The House-top ] Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) ] The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863 ] Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865 ] Henry Highland Garnet (1815–1882) ] FROM A Memorial Discourse [Delivered February 12, 1865] ] Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut (1823–1886) ] A Diary from Dixie, April 19 –22, 1865 ] William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878) ] The Death of Lincoln ] Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (1836–1919) ] Arlington Heights ] Henry Timrod (1828–1867) ] The Charleston Ode ] Frances E. W. Harper (1825–1911) ] Learning to Read ] Walt Whitman (1819–1892) ] FROM Memoranda during the War Index of Authors and Titles en_US
dc.format.medium Cover, table of contents en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Bedford/ St. Martin en_US
dc.subject.lcsh American literature en_US
dc.subject.lcsh United States -- Literary collections en_US
dc.title The Bedford Anthology of American Literature, Vol.1: Beginnings to 1865 en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.date.digitized 2010 en_US
dc.publisher.digitized Department of English en_US
dc.publisher.digitization University of Texas Arlington en_US

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