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Contents Notes on the Contributors Introduction Part I Exploration and Promotion 1 The Literature of Exploration E. Thomson Shields, Jr. 2 Captain John Smith Steven Olsen-Smith 3 Promotion Literature Karen Schramm Part II Devotional Literature 4 Puritan Historians and Historiography Naoki Onishi 5 New England Poetry Ronald Bosco and Jillmarie Murphy 6 Captivity Literature Lorrayne Carroll 7 Jonathan Edwards and The Great Awakening Thomas S. Kidd Part III The Augustan Age in America 8 Augustan American Verse Chris Beyers 9 Picaresque Travel Narratives Daniel Royot 10 Dr. Alexander Hamilton Kevin J. Hayes 11 Indian Voices in Early American Literature Joshua David Bellin 12 Scientific Discourse Susan Scott Parrish Part IV Contexts of Reading 13 Newspapers and Magazines Christine Modey 14 Print and Manuscript Culture Carla Mulford 15 Early American Libraries Sarah Fatherly Part V Expressions of Individuality 16 Diaries Kevin Berland 17 Early American Autobiography Susan Clair Imbarrato 18 Early American Slave Narratives April Langley 19 Benjamin Franklin Kevin J. Hayes Part VI The Revolutionary Era 20 Early American Drama Jason Shaffer 21 The Literature of Politics Frank Shuffelton 22 Revolutionary Verse Colin Wells Part VII Late Eighteenth-Century Prose 23 The Beginnings of the American Novel Melissa J. Homestead 24 Crèvecoeur¿s Letters from an American Farmer David J. Carlson 25 History as Literature Ed White 26 The Place of Natural History in Early American Literature Kevin J. Hayes
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
American literature -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Revolutionary period, 1775-1783 -- History and criticism.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.