Krysta Humphrey's American Lit. I Timeline

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1492- Christopher Columbus discovers America

1492

1493- Christopher Columbus' Letter to Lord Sanchez

1493

1540- Acuera

1540

1587- Virginia colony established

1587

1608- John Smith "A True Relation"

1608

1609- Powhatan

1609

1616- John Smith "Description of New England"

1616

1620- Chikataubut

1620

1620- William Bradford "Anno"

1620

1620- Pilgrims arrive in New England

1620

1620- Plymouth colony established

1620

1630- John Winthrop "A Modell of Christian Charity"

1630

1630- William Bradford "Of Plymouth Plantation"

1630

1630- John Cotton "God's Promise to His Plantations"

1630

1636- Roger Williams "Letter to Providence"

1636

1636- Roger Williams establishes Providence, RI

1636

1637 - Trial of Ann Hutchinson

1637

1637- John Winthrop "Christian Experience"

1637

1642- Miantinomo

1642

1644- Roger Williams "Bloudy Tenent of Persecution"

1644

1650- Ann Bradstreet "Prologue"

1650

1652- Roger Williams "Hireling Ministry"

1652

1666- Ann Bradstreet "Verses Upon the Burning of our Home"

1666

1676- King Philip, Metacom

1676

1678- Ann Bradstreet Collection of Poems

1678

1679- Swerise

1679

1680- Edward Taylor "God's Determinations Considering His Elect"

1680

1682- Edward Taylor "Meditations and Occasional Poems"

1682

1682- Mary Rowlandson "A Narrative of Captivity"

1682

1683- Edward Taylor "Huswifery"

1683

1684- Unnamed Onondaga

1684

1684- Garangula

1684

1685- Edward Taylor "Upon Wedlock"

1685

1692- Salem Witch Trials

1692

1740- John Edwards Personal Narrative

1740

1741- John Edwards "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"

1741

1744- Unnamed Iroquois

1744

1750- Industrial Revolution Begins

1750

1758- Ben Franklin "The Way to Wealth"

1758

1761- Minavavana

1761

1762-1784 Abigail Adams' Letters

1762 - 1784

1770- Phillis Wheatley "On the Death of Rev. George Whitefield"

1770

1773- Phillis Wheatley "To S.M."

1773

1773- Boston Tea Party

1773

1773- Phillis Wheatley "On Being Brought from Africa to America"

1773

1774- James Logan

1774

1775- Thomas Paine "The Occasional Letter on the Female Sex"

1775

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

1776- Thomas Paine "Common Sense"

1776

1776- Thomas Jefferson THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

1776

1776- Phillis Wheatley "To his Excellency General Washington"

1776

1781- Captain Pipe

1781

1782- deCrevecoeur "Letters from an American Farmer"

1782

1784-1788 Ben Franklin's Autobiography

1784 - 1788

1784- Ben Franklin "Info. to Those Who Would Remove to America"

1784

1784- Ben Franklin "Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America"

1784

1787- Ben Franklin Speech in the Convention

1787

1789- Olaudah Equiano's Narrative

1789

1801- Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Speech

1801

1805- Red Jacket "You have got our country but are not satisfied"

1805

1807- Elizabeth Ashbridge's Account of Early Life

1807

1811- Red Jacket "We are determined not to sell our lands"

1811

1811- Red Jacket "We like our religion, and do not want another"

1811

1820- Washington Irving "Sleepy Hollow"

1820

1826- James Fenimore Cooper "Last of the Mohicans"

1826

1829- Red Jacket "I am an aged tree and can stand no longer"

1829

1835- Poe marries Virginia Clemm

1835

1835- Hawthorne "Young Goodman Brown"

1835

1835- Blackfoot Woman

1835

1838- Emerson's Divinity School Address

1838

1838- Poe "Ligeia"

1838

1841- Emerson "Self-Reliance"

1841

1843- Poe "Black Cat"

1843

1843- Hawthorne "The Birthmark"

1843

1844- Hawthorne "Rappaccini's Daughter"

1844

1844- Poe "Purloined Letter"

1844

Thoreau living in Walden

1845 - 1847

1845- Frederick Douglass' Narrative

1845

1845- Poe "The Raven"

1845

1846- Poe "Philosophy of Composition"

1846

1847- Emerson "Days"

1847

1847- Poe "Ulalume"

1847

1847- Poe's wife dies

1847

1848- Thoreau gives speeches at Concord Lyceum

1848

1849- Thoreau "Civil Disobedience"

1849

1849- Thoreau's "Resistance to Civil Govt." published by Eliz. Peabody

1849

1850- Hawthorne "The Scarlet Letter"

1850

1850- Fugitive Slave Act

1850

1852- Harriet Beecher Stowe "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

1852

1853- Melville "Bartleby"

1853

1854- Thoreau "Walden"

1854

1855- Melville "Benito Cereno"

1855

1855- Whitman "Song of Myself"

1855

1855- Melville "Tartarus of Maids"

1855