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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
ISBN-10: 0375761152
ISBN-13: 978-0375761157

Edgar Huntly by Charles Brockden Brown
Publisher: Penguin Classics; 12th Printing edition (January 5, 1988)
ISBN-10: 0140390626
ISBN-13: 978-0140390629

Letters from An American Farmer by J. Hector St. John De Crevecoeur
Publisher: Penguin Classics (December 17, 1981)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0140390065
ISBN-13: 978-0140390063

The Autobiography and Other Writings by Benjamin Franklin
Series: Penguin Classics
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Penguin Classics; Reissue edition (April 29, 2003)
ISBN-10: 0142437603
ISBN-13: 978-0142437605

Charlotte Temple by Susana Rowson
ISBN-10: 0312596804
ISBN-13: 978-0312596804

In addition to these complete texts, additional texts will be available in a Course Reader.