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"Rethinking Early American Literature" Prefatory Note
1. Introduction (2015)
Shannon Griffiths, Kendal LaRiviere, David MacNeill, Timothy Mooneyhan
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
9. Code of Handsome Lake, the Seneca Prophet
10. Introduction (2015)
11. Journal of the First Voyage to America, 1492-1493 (Excerpt)
12. Narrative of the Third Voyage, 1498-1500 (Excerpt)
13. Introduction (2015)
Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
15. Chapter VII: The Character of the Country (Excerpt)
16. Chapter VIII: We Go from Aute (Excerpt)
17. Chapter X: The Assault from the Indians (Excerpt)
18. Chapter XII: The Indians Bring Us Food (Excerpt)
19. Chapter XXI: Our Cure of Some of the Afflicted
20. Chapter XXIV: Customs of the Indians of That Country (Excerpt)
21. Chapter XXXII: The Indians Give Us the Hearts of Deer (Excerpt)
22. Chapter XXXIII: We See Traces of Christians (Excerpt)
23. Chapter XXXIV: Of Sending for the Christians (Excerpt)
25. Introduction (2015)
Justin Siewierski & Simon Pierpont
26. Letter on the Pueblo Revolt
Don Antonio de Otermín
27. HOW THE SPANIARDS CAME TO SHUNG-OPOVI, HOW THEY BUILT A MISSION, AND HOW THE HOPI DESTROYED THE MISSION
28. Anno Dom: 1628 (Excerpt)
29. Anno Dom: 1637 (Excerpt)
30. Anno Dom: 1623
32. Chapter 9: Of their voyage, and how they passed the sea; and of their safe arrival at Cape Cod
33. The remainder of Anno 1620 (Excerpt)
34. Anno Dom: 1642
35. New English Canaan (Excerpt)
36. Introduction (2015)
37. The Prologue
38. The Author to Her Book
39. The Flesh and the Spirit
40. In Honour of the High and Mighty Princess, Queen Elizabeth
41. Letter: To My Dear Children
42. The First Remove
43. The Second Remove
44. The Third Remove
45. The Fifth Remove
46. The Eighth Remove
47. The Twelfth Remove
48. The Thirteenth Remove (Excerpt)
49. The Eighteenth Remove
50. The Twentieth Remove (Excerpt)
51. Watch the Point of View
52. The Role of Religion in the Colonial Encounter
53. Perspective of One-Eyed John from the First Remove.
John J. Bush III
54. Those Monsters
55. A Guilty Victim
56. How to Get Away with Genocide
57. Colonial Enfrownters And How to Survive One
58. The Other Side of It
Rowan Finnegan Cummings
59. Paint with All the Colors of Perspective
60. The Contorted Colonial Encounter
61. Exposing Yourself Whilst Trying To Expose Others
62. A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson: One Poor Wounded Babe
63. Depicting the Colonial Encounter
64. Wonders of the Invisible World: The Author's Defence
65. Wonders of the Invisible World: The Trial of Martha Carrier at the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Salem, August 2, 1692
66. Decennium Luctuosum: An History of Remarkable Occurrences in the Long War
67. Introduction (2015)
68. Personal Narrative (Excerpt)
69. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (Excerpt)
70. Sarah Pierrepont Edwards on Conversion
Sarah Pierrepont Edwards
71. A Short Video About Thomas Paine
72. Introduction (2015)
73. Common Sense (Excerpt)
74. The Age of Reason (Excerpt)
75. Introduction (2015)
76. Notes on the State of Virginia (Excerpt)
77. Letter to Nathaniel Burwell
78. Introductory Video
79. Toussaint's Constitution (Excerpt)
80. A Narrative of the Uncommon Sufferings, and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro Man...
81. Introduction (2015)
82. A Charge Delivered to the African Lodge
83. "On Being Brought from Africa to America"
84. On the Equality of the Sexes
85. Desultory Thoughts Upon the Utility of encouraging a degree of Self-Complacency especially in Female Bosoms
Judith Sargent Murray
86. Charlotte Temple: Volume I
87. Charlotte Temple: Volume II
88. The Black Vampyre: A Legend of St. Domingo (1819)
89. Sucking the Meaning Out of The Black Vampyre (Group Anthology Contribution 2019)
Jessica Chretien and Sydney P.
90. The World is a Vampire
91. What Cannot be Escaped in Death: Racism and Immortality
92. Food and Sustenance in Early Gothic American Literature
93. The Black Vampire Critiques Human Nature
94. The Black Vampyre is Gothic? Big Surprise, Right?
95. Introduction (2017)
Kelsey Davis, Hannah Fitzgerald, Brittany John
96. Introduction (2016)
Jesse Giordano, J'Lillian Mello, Elizabeth Smith
97. Rip Van Winkle
98. Rip Van Winkle: A Feminist Battle Cry
Mason Masotta; Connor Smith; and Autumn Stearns
99. Rip Van Winkle: You're Just Like Your Father!
Jessica Esdale; Kayla Orthman; and Jeremy Munroe
100. Introduction (2015)
101. The Minister's Black Veil
102. Young Goodman Brown
103. Introduction (2016)
Ryan Davis, Robert Marra, Hannah Huckins
104. "Where I Lived, and What I Lived For," from Walden
Henry David Thoreau
105. A Look Into Transcendentalism (Group Anthology Contribution 2019)
Delaney John-Zensky; Danielle Murphy; and Dalton Puffer
106. Introduction (2017)
Randy Garfield, Shayla Locke, Andrea Wasgatt
107. Introduction (2016)
Alexander Francione, Brandin Gilson, Jillian Moore, Gerrit Morse
108. "Self-Reliance" (1841)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
109. Double-Edged Pen
Maggie Pearson; Griffin Nyhan; and Brianna Romiglio
110. Self-Reliance Lesson Plan
Ben Sarkis; Monique Horne; and Autumn Farrow
111. Self-Reliance Lesson, Connection to the Contemporary and Themes/Arguments
Gabriel McSherry and Jahlan Finney
112. Introduction (2017)
Kyle Cipollone, Carmen Maura, Willow Moulton
113. Introduction (2016)
Daniel Gannon, Sandra Gurall, Taylor Hyer, Sarah Liebowitz
114. The Pursuit of Personal Freedom from Normative Labeling (Group Anthology Contribution 2019)
John Galusha; Rose Paulin; and Benjamin Ruhl
115. Benito Cereno
116. Stupid Benito Cereno
117. American Excep(ship)alism
118. Inception of the Human Heart in Melville's "Benito Cereno"
Joshua Bartsch; Tianna Currier; and Toni O'Keefe
119. O Captain! My Captain!
120. America Isn't All That Great: As Told by Herman Melville
121. Moving Beyond the Nation: A Revolution
122. Changing With the Tide: The American Perspective
123. The Indirect and Direct Transformation of White Characters
124. Turning a Blind Eye: Confirmation Bias in Benito Cereno
Jessica Caputo; Lily Cloutier; and Isabella McDonald
125. Black Speech and Silence
127. Men of Word and Action
128. Introduction (2017)
Caitlin Andreasen, Kristan McCoy, Nicholas A. Prescott
129. A Free Country: Irony in The Heroic Slave (Group contribution 2019)
Kristina Mehegan; John Shebell; and Brooklyn Trombley
130. The Heroic Slave (1852)
131. The Sneaky African (Babo) Versus the Herculean African (Madison Washington)
132. In Da kitchen with Freddy D and Ya Boi Melville – Sweet vs. Spicy
133. Douglass: Heroic or Cowardly?
134. “His Head Was with His Heart, and that was Far Away”
135. Fight the Power! By Supporting It?
Nicholas A. Prescott
136. It's All About Who Writes It
137. Frederick Douglass: A Breath of Fresh Air
138. Finally, a Person!
139. "Evil" Versus "Good": A Difference in Slave Characters
140. Humanity's Enjoyment of Sectioning
141. Slaves = Humans, OK?
142. A Pill to Swallow
143. The Hero and the Villain
144. Exploring Madison's Journey to Freedom and Heroism
Delaney MacDonald; Josh Scarponi; and Jen Stellato
145. Intentions Left Unsaid...To An Extent
146. Melville Versus Douglass: The Trickster against the Sympathetic Heart
148. Douglass Melville
149. Urgency and Lack Thereof
150. The Heroic Slave Lesson Plan (tailored to Zoom)
Makensie Roderick and Julia Summa
151. Religion Has No Place in The Heroic Slave
Emily Philbrook; Owen Congdon-Moore; and Chase MacEachern
152. The Heroic Slave vs. Benito Cereno
153. The Horrors of Slavery (and Irony)
154. Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe (2015)
155. The Black Cat
Edgar Allan Poe
156. The Murders in the Rue Morgue
157. Deviance in Edgar Allan Poe and American Literature (Group contribution 2019)
Jared Gendron and Merak Alosa
158. Introduction to The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838) (2017)
John J. Bush III, Casey Ouellette, Marissa Vargas
159. Introduction to The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838) (2016)
Lindsey DeRoche, Cassandra Gray, Kameron Towle, Meganne Tuplin
160. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838)
161. Poe and King sitting on a throne of skulls
162. Poe Was Likely Inspired By Mary Shelley
163. Arthur Gordon Pym, Cannibal of Nantucket
164. Ultimate Destroyer
165. Of Freedom, Shipwrecks, and Intersectionality
Molly Ingram; Isaiah Knowlton; Jillian Mason; and Kamal Singhani
166. Companionship and Hope Amid Tragedy, a Commentary on the Significance of Hope in The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket
Logan Connelly; Joshua Gammel; Tess MacMahon; and Liliane Nyamuhoza
167. Thalassophobia: Fear of the Ocean
168. Man is What Things Allow
169. Swiss Army Man
170. Tiger the Mailman
172. THE CONDITION, ELEVATION, EMIGRATION, AND DESTINY OF THE COLORED PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES (Chapters IV, V, VI, VII, and Appendix)
173. Lesson Plan for Martin Delany’s The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of The Colored People of The United States (Group Anthology Contribution 2020)
Thomas Cox; Connor Cyr; and Garron Nangle
174. Introduction (2017)
Rowan Finnegan Cummings, Anna Greenwood, Nathan Theriault
175. Song of Myself
176. The Song is of Yourself, but Who Are You Singing To?
Asia Merrill and Shannon Haley
177. Song of Myself: Transcendentalism, Imperialism, Feminism, and Religion Explored (Lesson Plan)
Ina Nakuci; Jack Armbruster; Michael Locatelli; and Ivy O'Brien
178. Lesson Plan for Walt Whitman's Song of Myself (Group Anthology Contribution 2019)
Joelle Del Signore; Emily LeBlanc; and Dylan Silcox
179. Symbolism Within "Song of Myself" and America as a Whole (Lesson Plan for Whitman's Text)
Abby Brown; Rosie Connell; and Colton Gaudette
180. Introduction (2017)
Amelia Berube, Jordan Cady, Samantha Latos
181. Introduction (2016)
Kateri Bean, Alexandria Dicentes, Isabelle Elsasser, Meredith Ryan
182. Uncle Tom's Cabin (Chapters 1-3, 7)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
183. Lesson Plan for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (Group Anthology Contribution 2019)
Alyssa Desautelle; Rebecca Kelly; and Monique Legassie
184. When Sympathy Goes Beyond the Pages
Taylor Nute; Jamie Springett; and Gabriella Zaki
185. All The Slave Texts Thus Far
186. "Slaves Are Human Too...When They Act White and Look Attractive"
188. How to Depict a Black Character… by Depicting Them as “Not all Black”
189. Uncle Tom's Cabin versus Benito Cereno versus The Heroic Slave
190. "Hot People Are White-Looking and Good, Ugly People Are Evil"
191. Using Religion to Internalize Whiteness
192. Stowe was White
193. The Depiction of Race in Uncle Tom's Cabin
194. The Mother, The Father, and the Holy American Man
195. The Book That Started the Civil War
196. Things To Stop Romanticizing: The Stranger Things Kids and 19th-Century Slaves
197. Gentle Giants
198. Uncle Tom's Cabin: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
199. Racism's Prevalence in Early American Literature
200. Lesson Plan for Uncle Tom's Cabin
Madisen Bentzlin and Lillian Savage
201. Uncle Tom's Cabin Lesson Description
Miranda Kaplan and Grace Avery
202. Introduction (2017)
Tucker Hayford, Paige Schoppmann, Katherine Whitcomb
203. Introduction (2016)
Olivia Hodsdon, Emily Holleran, Toni Gallant
204. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
205. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Biography & Chapter 11-22 Critical Questions
Ryan French; Jenna MacKinnon; and Sara Worley
206. Further Reading for Scholarly Works of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Group Anthology Contribution 2019)
Lydia Finch; Sarah Irving; and Melissa Murphy
207. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Lesson Plan
Imani Barnhill; Wayne James; Rebekah Norton; and Justine Walsh
208. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Discussion questions for chapters I-XXII
Alexina Gillis; Emily Harris; and Daniel Harrison
209. Introduction (2015)
210. The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg
211. The One Million Pound Banknote
212. "WAV Files"; a Contemporary Piece of Early American Literature
213. American Literature in American Music
214. Thank u, Emerson
215. My Diligence is Only Meant to Write Your Eulogy
216. Why is this America?
217. "That Word is Only a Color"
218. This land is your land?
219. Re-share, Re-view, Recycle: How Early American Themes Reappear in Modern Texts
220. Where is American Literature Today?: The Answer Might Surprise You
221. "You Can't Hide What's In Your Heart"
222. Patrick Batemen is Ralph Waldo Emerson
224. It’s Time to “Get Out” Your Antiquated Views on Race
225. Twelve Years...in the Life of a Slave Girl
226. I'm Not the Right Person to Be Talking About This
227. Life Imitates Art...or Art Imitates Life?
228. Madison Unchained
229. Into Self-Reliance
230. Down the Rabbit Hole
231. The Self-Reliant Baby Driver (Spoiler Alert!) - Where is American Literature Now?
232. Avatar is just Pocahontas with Blue People in Space
233. SHOOK: Django is Madison Washington.. with a trigger happy finger.
234. Why Does it ALWAYS Take a White Character to be Able to Save those of Color?
235. Wakanda Forever?
236. Equality? I don't think so.
237. The H8teful 8
238. The Culture With The Attention Span Of A Goldfish
239. Harriet Jacobs and William Peter Blatty: Interpretations of Slavery, Maternity, and Weaponized Religion
240. American Literature Today
241. Technology's Impact on Literature
242. The Dance of American Literature
243. Where is American Literature Now?: Nuclear War, Cyber-Attacks and Still Fighting With the Natives
244. Uncanny Parallels in Steven Universe
245. Does Twitter Poetry Count as American Literature?
246. American Literature: Helping Queer Kids Figure Themselves Out Since 1855
247. We are still making America, let alone making it great
248. I can do it...you can too!!!
249. The Tradition
250. It's Always Sunny in America!
251. The (Super)Heroic (Time Travelers posing as) Slave(s)
252. The Theme of Rearticulation
253. Black Motherhood, The Desire For Family, and Black Heritage
254. The Princess War: A Feminist Saga
255. Feminism in The Female American
256. Feminism Displayed in The Female American Through The Crazy Ex
257. Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned
258. My Religion is Better than Yours
259. Call My Agent, Disney's Got a New Movie to Make
260. The Female American - Anti-Bibliomancy?
261. The Inverse of Power Between Worlds
262. Native American or Classical Painting?
263. And God Said "Oops"
264. Unca: Gender will not be my weakness
265. A Relationship that Reflected the World Around Them
266. The Sun and The God
267. Religion: Saying Yes to the Colonial Encounter
268. Unca is the Scientist of Her Own Experiment
269. To All Resilient Young Women
270. Raiding, Capturing, and Slaughtering in the Name of God
271. Religion as Comfort Versus Religion as Justification
272. God Complex Much?
273. Hurricane Winkfield
274. False Miracles by the Hand of Faith
275. Winkfield: Gaslight, Gatekeep, Girlboss
276. Imperialism & The Female American
277. The (Other) Religious Motive for Winkfield’s Journey
278. An Unstable Identity: The White American Man
279. America: Utopia or Dystopia?
280. The Naive and Delusional Farmer
281. Men Are Like Plants; They’re Weak
282. Proud to be an American, Where at Least I Know I’m… Part of an Industry?
283. He Should Have Worked for Real Estate
284. J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur: National Hero or Portrayal of White Guilt?
285. Live Long and Industrialize… Unless You’re a Slave, Then It’s Highly Improbable That Will Happen.
286. Who You Calling a Plant?
287. For Sale: America! Get It Now!
288. America the Great
Joelle Del Signore
289. Beautifulish Americans
290. Come To America! Wait, No! Not THAT Part! And... Ignore the European Qualities...
List of Full-Text Links to Texts from 2015 Edition
Toussant’s Constitution from Jonathan Neville on Vimeo.
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