The Nascence of American Literature

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iUniverse, 2002 - 440 páginas
Early Writings about exploration and settlement of America, and discussion of the careers and writings of Edwards, Franklin, Paine, Jefferson, Taylor, Wigglesworth, the Mathers, Byrd, Hamilton, Brown, Freneau, Irving, Cooper, Bryant, and many others. The book traces the progress from writings about America by foreign observers to the emergence of belletristic literature by native Americans.
 

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Early Colonial Writing
1
Puritan Literature
12
Puritan Theocracy and Theology
32
2 The Colonial Century
52
Puritan Poetry
77
Conservatism and Independence in the Old Dominion
97
ROBERT BEVERLEY 99 WILLIAM BYRD
108
The Great Awakening
122
The Connecticut Wits
225
Lesser Connecticut Wits
243
Descriptive Writers
246
Early Sentimental Novels
269
Playwriting in the Early National Period
313
Knickerbockers
320
Other Early Knickerbockers
340
Writers of Sentimental Songs
348

The Revolutionary Generation
142
Political Sermons
170
Verse of the Revolutionary Period
212
Romancers of the Old South
405
INDEX
419
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