Covers, Titles, and Tables: The Formations of American Literary Canons

Contents								v
PREFACE									xxix

From Colonies to Nation							1

		The Colonies

JOHN SMITH (1580-1631)							11
	The General History of Virginia, New England
	and the Summer Isles						12
	The Third Book: The Proceedings and Accidents
	of the English Colony in Virginia (Chapter II)			12
	The Fourth Book: The Proceedings of the English
	after the Alteration of the Government of Virginia		18
	The Sixth Book: The General History of 
	New England							19

WILLIAM BRADFORD (1590-1657)						24
	Of Plymouth Plantation, Book II					26
	Chapter lX: Of their Voyage, and how they Passed the Sea;
	and of their Safe Arrival at Cape Cod 				26
	Chapter X: Showing How they Sought out a place of 
	Habitation; and What Befell them Thereabout			28
	Of Plymouth Plantation, Book II					32
	[Mayflower Compact (1620)]					32

JOHN WINTHROP (1588-1649)						33
	A Model of Christian Charity					34

ANNE BRADSTREET (1612?-1672)						41
	The Prologue							43
	The Flesh and the Spirit					45
	The Author to Her Book						47
	Before the Birth of One of Her Children				48
	To My Dear and Loving Husband					49
	A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment		49
	In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet,
	Who Deceased August, 1665 Being a Year and a Half Old 		49
	Upon the Burning of Our House, July 10th, 1666 			50


Dr. Kenneth Roemer
University of Texas at Arlington

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