Cortes' letters describe Cortes' journey to the "new world". The Second and Third Letter discuss the start of Cortés’ march, his entry into and description of Tenochtitlán, and the eventual battle with the Aztecs which led to the Spanish siege of the city. The First Letter was published in 1520 and the final was printed in 1523.
John Smith's narrative on his experience in the New World.
Further description from John Smith of the New World.
A Puritan sermon from John Winthrop which describes the "City on a Hill."
The first captivity narrative.
Offers very little atonement for humanity, and is what is most associated with the Puritan belief.
a Declaration of freedom from the British Empire.
One of 85 "Papers" published on the future of American Government.
the first published novel by the first native-born American author.
Slave Narrative and Autobiography on the famous abolitionist, Frederick Douglass.
A Transcendentalist novel about Henry Dsvid Thoreau's journey in the woods near the pond called Walden.
Christopher Columbus' discovery of America and his subsequent letter on his discovery were in heavy print by the time Cortes printed his letter.
Throughout early American History, Puritans have had a strong influence on literature.
a large amount of Puritans began to migrate from England to New England.
A series of prosecutions held for witchcraft in the Massachusetts colony Salem.
Puritan revival led by Jonathan Edwards.
The war fought by the United States of America for freedom from the British Empire.
A total of 85 Papers were written on the faith of the American Government.They eventually helped to ratify the Constitution. The three writers were John Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison.
Edgar Allen Poe publishes his first novel, a 40 page collection of poems.
The slave revolt led by Nat Turner in Southampton County, Virginia.
a movement to end slavery which had a strong influence on American Literature after and before the Civil War.
The enslavement of Native Americans after the Spanish Conquest.
A genre of Conquistador letter, humble and plain, official character, authority of first hand experience written to the hierarchy.
beginning with Winthrop, sermons became an important way for Puritans to express beliefs.
A quote from Winthrop's sermon which points out the need for Puritans to head over to New England.
A novel which moves its audience and characters through extreme moments of sentiment.
a style specific to Puritans that is written as plainly as possible
A narrative which describes being thrown into a different culture for a certain amount of time.
The belief that God's intentions are present in Human actions.
A sermon which points out how a community has fallen and that the community needs to return to principle.
An intellectual group that was formed that thought writing and ideas could build a Republic.
a religious and philosophical movement that expresses ideals that believe society and its institutions ultimately corrupt the individuality of humanity.
A narrative about being a slave and the journey to try and free thyself.