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

Contents									vi
SAMUEL SEWALL (1652-1730)							51
	The Diary of Samuel Sewall						52
	[Customs, Courts, and Courtships]					52

EDWARD TAYLOR (1642?-1729)							62
	The Preface								63
	Meditation 1, First Series						64
	Upon Wedlock, and Death of Children					65
	Huswifery								66
	Meditation 8, First Series						67
	The Glory of and Grace in the Church set out 				68
	Upon a Spider Catching a Fly						69
	[Two Meditations on the Song of Solomon, Canticle VI]
	Meditation 142, Second Series						70
	Meditation 146, Second Series						71

COTTON MATHER (1663-1728)							72
	The Wonders of the Invisible World					73
		Enchantments Encountered					73
		The Trial of Bridget Bishop					75
		A Third Curiosity						79

WILLIAM BYRD (1674-1744)							79
	The History of the Dividing Line					80
		[Indian Neighbors]						80
	A Progress to the Mines							82
		[Reading a Play in the Backwoods]				82

JONATHAN EDWARDS (1703-1758)							85
	Sarah Pierrepont							86
	A Divine and Supernatural Light						87
	Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God					92
	Personal Narrative							102
	Dissertation: Concerning the End for Which God Created the World	111
		Chapter 1: What Reason Teaches Concerning Creation		111

JOHN WOOLMAN (1720-1772)							114
	The Journal of John Woolman 						116
		1720-1742 [Early Years]						116
		1757 [Evidence of Divine Truth]					122
		1755-1758 [Taxes and Wars]					122

ST. JEAN DE CRVECUR (1735-1813)						126
	Letters from an American Farmer						127
	What Is an American?							127
	Description of Charles-Town; Thoughts on Slavery; On Physical
		Evil; A Melancholy Scene					135

1829-2004

Dr. Kenneth Roemer
University of Texas at Arlington

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