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

Contents									vii

BENJAMIN FRANKIJN (1706-1790)							142
	The Autobiography							145		
	Poor Richard's Almanac							174
		Preface to Poor Richard, 1733					174
		The Way to Wealth: Preface to Poor Richard, 1758		174
	The Speech of Polly Baker						180
	The Sale of the Hessians						182
	Letter to Peter Collinsons [Kite and Key]				183
	The Ephemera								184
	To Madame Helvetius							185

THOMAS PAINE (1737-1809)							186
	Common Sense								188
	Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs			188
	The American Crisis							197

THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743-1826)							202
	The Declaration of Independence						204
	First Inaugural Address							207
	Notes on the State of Virginia						210
		[A Southerner on Slavery]					210
	Letter to John Adams [The True Aristocracy]				211

OLAUDAH EQUIANO (1745?-1797?)							214
	The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano		216
		Chapter 2: [Horrors of a Slave Ship]				216
		Chapter 3: [Travels from Virginia to England]			219
		Chapter 7: [He Purchases His Freedoms]				222

PHILLIS WHEATLEY (1753?-1784)							223
	To the University of Cambridge, in New-England				225
	On Being Brought from Africa to America					225
	On the Death of the Reverend Mr. George Whitefield			226
	An Hymn to the Evening							227
	To S. M. a Young African Painter on Seeing His Works			227
	To His Excellency General Washington					228

PHILIP FRENEAU (1752-1832)							229
	To the Memory of the Brave Americans					231
	The Wild Honey Suckle							232
	The Indian Burying Ground						232
	On a Honey Bee								234
	To a Caty-Did								235
	On the Universality and Other Attributes of the God of Nature		236


Dr. Kenneth Roemer
University of Texas at Arlington

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