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English 381 Survey of American Literature One


General | Bradford | Winthrop | Bradstreet | Edwards | Franklin | Jefferson | Wigglesworth | Taylor | Morton | Fuller | Whitman | Dickinson | Melville | Spofford | Hawthorne | Thoreau | Emerson


General

http://history.hanover.edu/texts/masslib.htm [Copy of Massachusetts “Body of Liberties” from 1641--one of the earliest documents establishing codes in colonly.]

http://history.hanover.edu/project.html [Copy of Samuel Adams “Rights of the Colonists” from 1772. Argues man endowed with rights from natural law.]

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CAP/PURITAN/purhist.html#pil [Site has good background info on first generations: Pilgrims and Puritans contrasted.]

http://search.eb.com/women/ind_documents.html [Site contains on-line versions of women’s writing in early America. from the Women in American History site]

http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/TABLE.HTML [Large site containing info on several of the early writers we are reading.]

http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/ideas/theologies.html [from the Transcendentalism page a chart showing simplified comparisons of transcendentalism and other forms of belief.]

http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/ideas/studentdef.html from the Transcendentalism page a sampling of definitions of transcendenalism written by students.]

http://www.san.beck.org/WP16-Thoreau.html [Materials related to Emerson, Thoreau and others vis-a-vis the abolitionist movement.]

http://www.age-of-the-sage.org/brook_farm.html [Site devoted to New England transcendentalism, Brook Farm with additional material on Thoreau and Emerson.]


http://guweb2.gonzaga.edu/faculty/campbell/enl310/purbib.htm [Bibliography of resources explaining puritanism.]


http://www.nagasaki-gaigo.ac.jp/ishikawa/amlit/19ro/f_authors19ro.htm [Site has
links to most authors from 1820-1865. Might be useful site when you are
writing your papers.]


Bradford

http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/bassr/heath/syllabuild/iguide/bradford.html [Site has nice precis on Bradford with link to Morton.]

Winthrop

http://history.hanover.edu/texts/winthmod.html [On-line version of Model of Christian Charity (complete).]


http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/winthrop.htm [On-line version of City
Upon a Hill.]

http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap1/winthrop.html [Site had
chronology and other Winthrop-related materials.]


Bradstreet
http://www.puritansermons.com/poetry/anneindx.htm [Brief intro to Bradstreet but has several on-line versions of her poems.]


Edwards

http://www.yale.edu/wje/html/life_of__edwards.html

http://www.jonathanedwards.com/personal.htm [Description of the personal writings of Edwards with links to on-line versions of some including his "Personal Narrative."]

http://www.puritansermons.com/toc.htm [on-line versions of sermons delivered by Edwards and his contemporaries]

http://www.nagasakigaigo.ac.jp/ishikawa/amlit/e/edwards1718.htm [So far, the best website on Edwards. Much info and access to on-line versions of his work. Lots of links.]


Franklin

http://history.hanover.edu/texts/adamss.html [on-line version of Adams “Rights of the Colonists” with available introduction by Franklin}

http://www.english.udel.edu/lemay/franklin/ [Good site with time of Franklin’s life with links to other sources.]

Jefferson

http://www.founding.com/home.htm [Declaration of Independence with accompanying guide]

Wigglesworth

http://www.puritansermons.com/poetry/wigglife.htm [Useful site for material on Wigglesworth’s life, some sample sermons. Importantly entire text of Day of Doom is available.]


Taylor

http://www.puritansermons.com/poetry/taylor.htm [Site has on- line versions of additional poems not in Norton text]

http://college.hmco.com/english/heath/syllabuild/iguide/taylor.html [nice summary of “teaching strategies” by Karen Rowe]

http://guweb2.gonzaga.edu/faculty/campbell/enl310/taylorbib.htm [bibliography of work on Taylor]

http://guweb2.gonzaga.edu/faculty/campbell/enl310/taylornotes.htm [brief ecture notes from Gonzaga faculty member[


Morton

http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/bassr/heath/syllabuild/iguide/morton.html [Short piece contrasting Bradford and Morton.]

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~DRBR/williams.html [Short piece on the historical sense of Merry Mount.]

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1637morton.html [On-line source of Morton’s Customs and Manners of the Indians”]

http://guweb2.gonzaga.edu/faculty/campbell/enl310/morton.htm [Short piece on the historical sense of Merry Mount. On-line source of Morton’s Cutoms and Manners of the Indians."]

Fuller

http://www.worldlymind.org/fuller.htm#top {Site has on-line versions of Fuller essays as well as commentary and bibliography.]

http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/criticism/rixonfuller.html [Essay on Fuller "Margaret Fuller: Performing Civic Equality.”]

http://www.newcriterion.com/archive/13/feb95/tuttle.htm [Essay on Fuller as “the American Minerva.”]

http://www.uua.org/uuhs/duub/articles/margaretfuller.html [More detailed (than our text’s) biography of Fuller.]


Murray

http://www.hurdsmith.com/judith/introduction.htm [Site contains both short and detailed biographical essays with link to other resources.]

http://www.pinn.net/~sunshine/march99/murray3.html [Brief intro to Murray.]


Equiano

http://www.brycchancarey.com/equiano/ [Excellent site with on- line versions of works, pictures, commentaries, bibliographies.]


Whitman

http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/eng372/preface.htm [Simplistic but perhaps useful color-coded interpretation of key questions answered in colored sections of Leaves of Grass “Preface”]

http://www.princeton.edu/~batke/logr/ [On-line version of 1891 Leaves of Grass]

http://www.iath.virginia.edu/whitman/ [Probably the best Whitman site on the net. Scads of relevant materials]

http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/roots/legacy/whitman/ww-rwe-sex.html [Brief article on Whitman and “Song of Sex”]

http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/whitman/notebooks/ [Site details newly discovered Whitman notebooks.]

http://home.olemiss.edu/~jmitchel/walt.htm [Essay demonstrating how critics have differently “constructed” Walt Whitman over the years.]

http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/roots/legacy/whitman/index.html {Site is from the Transcendental Web explaining Whitman’s transcendentalism with links to other transcendental writers of his time.]

Dickinson

http://www.yale.edu/amstud/cole/ {On-line site for paintings of Thomas Cole, probably the American painter Dickinson most admired.]

http://www.fredonia.edu/west/poetrees/dickinson/Master%20Letters.htm [On-line version of Dickinson’s Master letters.]

http://www.uta.edu/english/tim/dicknson.html [Home site for the ED listserv with useful links to other resources online.]

http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/dickinson/resources/smith_rowing/rowingineden2.html [Selected pages from critical work on ED “Rowing in Eden”]

http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/dickinson/classroom/spring99/edition/franklin/f-dis.htm [Essay on ED biographist and editor Franklin’s methodology.]

http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/dickinson/fascicle/hegin.html [Essay on fascilces especially in relationship to fascicle 21.]

http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/dickinson/classroom/spring99/edition/franklin/f-scripts.htm [Franklin’s “Introduction” to The Manuscript Books of Emily Dickinson]

http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~ajf2j/emily/emily.html [Essay showing difficulties involved in presenting digital versions of ED manuscripts.]

http://www.faithalone.org/journal/1991b/Farstad.html [Article on “The Biblical Roots of Emily Dickinson’s Poetry”]

http://www.colorado.edu/EDIS/journal/articles/III.1.Scholl.html [Article on Protestant symbology in Dickinson’s poetry.]


Spofford

http://members.aol.com/MG4273/melville.htm#Spofford {Brief general article]

Melville

http://raven.cc.ukans.edu/~zeke/bartleby/biblio.html#cohen [Melville Bibliography with materials related to Bartleby.]

http://raven.cc.ukans.edu/~zeke/bartleby/ayo.html [Critical interpretation of Bartleby entitled “Bartleby on Trial.]

http://raven.cc.ukans.edu/~zeke/bartleby/haskell.htm [Critical interpretation of Bartleby entitled “Poor Richard's Legacy: American Business Values from Benjamin Franklin to Donald Trunk.”]

http://raven.cc.ukans.edu/~zeke/bartleby/brodwin.html [Critical interpretation of Bartleby entitled “Melville's Crossing in
"Bartleby the Scrivener."]

http://www.melville.org/seraphit.htm [article comparing Balzac’s Seraphita to Billy Budd]

http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap3/melville.html [Good site to begin on-line resources for Melville.]

http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap3/melville.html#billydiscuss {Brief discussion of Billy Budd]

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/bb/bb_main.html [Materials relevant to Billy Budd]

http://raven.cc.ukans.edu/~zeke/bartleby/hypertext.html [On-line version of Bartleby with footnotes.]

http://raven.cc.ukans.edu/~zeke/bartleby/burling.html [Summary of commentaries on Bartleby from 1968-79.


Hawthorne

http://itech.fgcu.edu/faculty/wohlpart/alra/Hawthorne.htm [Site contains links to four articles and bibliography on “Young Goodman Brown.”]


http://www.bookwolf.com/Free_Booknotes/The_Scarlet_Letter/Custom_House-_Scarlet_letter/custom_house-_scarlet_letter.html [Brief notes on introductory section of Scarlet Letter.}

http://www.plannersweb.com/publicbldgs/OTH-SalemMA.html [Portrait of Custom House]

http://www.webleyweb.com/klh/scarletl.html [Flag which flew over the custom house.]

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/eaf/authors/cal/nhCal.html [Short Bio on Hawthorne.]

http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap3/hawthorne.html [Picture of Hawthorne as well as list of primary works and bibliography.]

http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/ideas/brhistory.html [Hawthorne experimented with commune living at Brook Farm; site is a history of Brook Farm.]


Thoreau

http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/authors/thoreau/walden/ [On-line version of Walden with pop-up notes.]

http://www.actupny.org/documents/CDdocuments/CDindex.html [Civil Disobedience site (modern) showing offshoot of some of Thoreau’s thinking.]

http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/authors/thoreau/civil/ [On-line version of Civil Disobedience with pop-up notes.]

http://www.san.beck.org/GPJ20-Gandhi.html [Materials related to Gandhi’s civil disobedience showing roots in Thoreau.]

Emerson

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/religion/unitarian.html [Sermon by Channing on beliefs of unitarianism, Emerson’s religion.]

http://www.transcendentalists.com/terminology.html [Some definitions of transcendentalism.]

http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/authors/emerson/natintro.html [Short explanatory essay dealing with Emerson’s “Nature.”]

http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/ideas/definitionbickman.html [Overview of American transcendentalism.]

http://gargravarr.cc.utexas.edu/chrisj/nature-glossary.html [Glossary to accompany Emerson’s “Nature.”]

http://www.transcendentalists.com/emerson_analysis.htm [Good site with lots of links to analyticat materials on Emerson.]

http://www.transcendentalists.com/1emerson.html [Another version--links about Emerson.]

http://www.mindspring.com/~channing1/Frontpage/oversoul.html
[On-line version of Emerson’s essay “Oversoul.”]







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