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This class will begin with Anne Bradstreet’s poems from 1650 and end with Charles Brockden Brown’s novel Edgar Huntly Or, Memoirs of a Sleepwalker (1799). In between we will read Mary Rowlandson’s Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, John Woolman’s Journal, Crevecoeur’s Letters from an American Farmer, Equiano’s Interesting Narrative, Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography, William Bartram’s Travels, and Susanna Rowson’s Charlotte Temple. Grades will be based upon a mid-term and final exam, as well as four short reading response papers. Exact Titles and ISBN numbers will be posted here later in the semester.
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: or, Gustavus Vassa, the African by Olaudah Equiano
Series: Modern Library Classics
Edgar Huntly by Charles Brockden Brown
Publisher: Penguin Classics; 12th Printing edition (January 5, 1988)
Letters from An American Farmer by J. Hector St. John De Crevecoeur
Publisher: Penguin Classics (December 17, 1981)
The Autobiography and Other Writings by Benjamin Franklin
Series: Penguin Classics
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Penguin Classics; Reissue edition (April 29, 2003)
Charlotte Temple by Susana Rowson
In addition to these complete texts, additional texts will be available in a Course Reader.