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The Book of Genesis (KJV) excerpts
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NOTE: Existing texts are indicated below in green. If you would like to suggest another text for any of these sections, please add the title in BOLD.
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NOTE: Beware that if an introduction is labeled complete, it still might need more work or a complete overhaul. Please add your name if you would like to add polish or rewrite.
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NOTE: Finally, feel free to add an author and a text to a section as well. If you have some feedback about the overall structure, please comment in the forum (https://forum.rebus.community/topic/66) or email timothy.robbins@graceland.edu.
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Section Title & ChaptersSuggested Texts (please include link if you know of an online version)Intro Author (please add your name & comment in the forum if you might be interested)Text researcher(s) (please add your name & comment in the forum if you might be interested)Notes/CommentsIntro SubmittedText Submitted
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Anthology IntroductionTim Robbins
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Section Introduction: Pre-contact, Contact, Colonization
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"Creation Stories" Introduction
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The Book of Genesis (KJV) excerpts Lisa Roy-DavisLisa Roy-Davis
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Winnebago Trickster CyclePatricia BostianPatricia Bostian
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Popul Vuh excerpts
Creation Myth from the Popul Vuh http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/pvuheng.htm
Patricia BostianPatricia BostianSubmitted to Zoe 7/31/17yy
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Iroqoius Seneca Creation Myth


THE CREATION OF MEN (INDIANS) http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/iro/sim/index.htm

Patricia BostianPatricia Bostian
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Seneca Creation Myth


THE CREATION OF MEN (INDIANS) http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/iro/sim/index.htm

Patricia BostianPatricia BostianSubmitted to Zoe 7/31/17
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Origin Myth of the AcomaPatricia BostianPatricia Bostianyy
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Mayan Chilam BalamAngela WeilerAngela WeilerSubmitted to Zoe 7/14/17y
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Other Native American & Ethnographic TextsThe Peyote Cult (Plains), Of the Girl who Married Mount Katahdin (Penobscot), The Origin of Disease and Medicine, How Glooskap went to England and FranceNeeds ReviewThis section needs a TON of work... -RDeRosa
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Christopher ColumbusJournal of the First Voyage to America, 1492-1493 (Excerpt), Narrative of the Third Voyage, 1498-1500 (Excerpt)[Intro complete]
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Bartolome De Las CasasA Short Account of the Destruction of the IndiesAngela WeilerAngela WeilerSubmitted to Zoe 7/17/17y
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Hernan Cortes
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Alvar Núñez Cabeza de VacaPrologue, Chapters VII, VIII, X, XII, XXI, XXIV, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXIV[Intro complete]
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The RequerimientoRequerimentoAngela WeilerAngela WeilerSubmitted to Zoe 7/19/17y
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Samuel de Champlain (New France)
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Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala (New Spain)
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Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz (New Spain)
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Louis Hennepin (New France)
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The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 Letter on the Pueblo Revolt, HOW THE SPANIARDS CAME TO SHUNG-OPOVI, HOW THEY BUILT A MISSION, AND HOW THE HOPI DESTROYED THE MISSION[Intro complete]Move this?
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Section Introduction: New England/Puritanism
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John Smith
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William BradfordChapter 9: Of their voyage, and how they passed the sea; and of their safe arrival at Cape Cod, The remainder of Anno 1620 (Excerpt), Anno Dom: 1623, Anno Dom: 1628 (Excerpt), Anno Dom: 1637 (Excerpt), Anno Dom: 1642Chris Payson (christine.payson@tufts.edu)
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John Winthrop"A Modell of Christian Charity"Sonya ParrishSonya Parrishyy
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Roger Williams[Intro complete]
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Thomas MortonNew English Canaan (Excerpt)
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Anne BradstreetThe Prologue, The Author to Her Book, The Flesh and the Spirit, In Honour of the High and Mighty Princess, Queen Elizabeth, Letter: To My Dear Children[Intro complete]
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Edward Taylor“Upon Wedlock, and Death of Children,” “Huswifery,”
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Mary RowlandsonThe First, Second, Third, Fifth, Eighth, Twelfth, Thirteenth, Eighteenth and Twentieth RemovesRobert P. WilsonRobert P. WilsonThe "Per Amicum" intro is essential. Possible to include the whole text as well?y
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Cotton MatherWonders of the Invisible World: The Author's Defence, Wonders of the Invisible World: The Trial of Martha Carrier at the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Salem, August 2, 1692, Decennium Luctuosum: An History of Remarkable Occurrences in the Long WarSonya ParrishSonya Parrishyy
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Jonathan EdwardsPersonal Narrative (Excerpt), Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (Excerpt), Sarah Pierrepont Edwards on Conversion[Intro complete]
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Elizabeth AshbridgeSome Account of the Fore Part of the Life of Elizabeth AshbridgeSonya ParrishSonya ParrishI think Ashbridge should be included in the textbook, but I'm unsure if it should be here or later. Thoughts? yy
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Section Introduction: Struggle, Revolution, and Nation
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"Native Responses" Introduction
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The Narranganset people, "Act of Submission"*No appropriate texts available (per Tim R.)Angela WeilerAngela Weiler*No appropriate texts available (per Tim R.)
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Pontiac*No appropriate texts available (per Tim R.)Angela WeilerAngela Weiler*No appropriate texts available (per Tim R.)
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Samson Occom“A Short Narrative”Lisa Roy-DavisLisa Roy-Davis
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TecumsehTracey Daniels-LerbergTracey Daniels-Lerberg
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Benjamin FranklinThe Autobiography of Bejamin FranklinCassandra Fetters
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Lucy Terry"Bars Fight"Shelli HomerShelli Homer
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J. Hector St. John de CrevecoeurLetters from an American Farmer (Letters III and IX)Tapan BasuTapan Basuy
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Thomas PaineCommon Sense (Excerpt), The Age of Reason (Excerpt)[Intro complete]
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Sarah Kemble KnightTracey Daniels-LebrergTracey Daniels-Lerberg
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The Federalist (Hamilton and Adams)
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Thomas JeffersonNotes on the State of Virginia (Excerpt), Letter to Nathaniel Burwell[Intro complete]
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Olaudah EquianoThe Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: Ch I, II, VEmily Butler-Probst
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Toussaint L'OuvertureToussaint's Constitution(Excerpt),Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life[Intro complete]
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Briton HammonA Narrative of Uncommon Sufferings, and Surprizing Deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro Man...Meghan Self
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Prince HallA Charge Delivered to the African Lodge[Intro complete]
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Phillis Wheatley"On Being Brought from Africa to America"Lisa Roy-DavisLisa Roy-Davis
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Judith Sargent MurrayDesultory Thoughts Upon the Utility of encouraging a degree of Self-Complacency especially in Female Bosoms, On the Equality of the SexesRobert P. WilsonRobert P. Wilsony
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Philip Freneau"A Political Litany" and "Occasioned by General Washington's Arrival in Philadelphia, On His Way to His Seat in Virginia"Shelli HomerShelli Homeryy
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Susanna RowsonCharlotte Temple: Volumes I and IIEmily Butler-ProbstEmily Butler-Probst
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Charles Brockden Brown
Wieland; or, The Transformation: An American Tale or Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker (a few chapters); "Walstein's School of History"; "The Difference Between History and Romance"; "Somnambulism: A Fragment"
Meghan SelfMeghan Selfy
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John Marrant
A Narrative of the Lord's Dealings with John Marrant, A Black; Journal 1787
Intro Complete-Patricia Ann WestPatricia Ann West
Text is available: http://blackloyalist.com/cdc/documents/diaries/marrant_journal.htm
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Section Introduction: American Renaissance/Romanticism
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Washington IrvingThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle [Intro complete]
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James Fenimore CooperThe Last of the MohicansMary-Lynn ChambersMary-Lynn Chambers
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William Cullen Bryant"Thanatopsis"Heath Bowen
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William ApessA Son of the Forest... and Indian Nullification of the Unconstitutional Laws of Mass... and Eulogy on King PhilipMeghan SelfMeghan SelfSuggestion: A Son of the Forest, (full text: https://archive.org/details/sonofforestexper00inapes) and Indian Nullification of the unconstitutional laws of Mass (full text: https://archive.org/details/indiannullificat00apesuoft)
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Ralph Waldo EmersonNature, Fate, "Circles," "The Poet"[Intro complete]
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Henry Wadsworth LongfellowA Psalm of Life, The Jewish Cemetery at NewportHeath BowenHeath Bowen
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John Greenleaf WhittierSuggestion: "Our Countrymen in Chains"
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Margaret FullerThe Great Lawsuit. Man vs. Men. Woman vs. Women.[Intro complete]
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Edgar Allan PoeThe Black Cat, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, "Berenice," "Premature Burial," "William Wilson"[Intro complete]Meghan Self; Lawrence Mullen
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Nathaniel HawthorneThe Minister's Black Veil, Young Goodman Brown, "The Birthmark"[Intro complete]Emily Butler-Probst
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Henry David Thoreau"Where I Lived, and What I Lived For," from Walden[Intro complete]
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Herman MelvilleBenito Cereno Bartleby: The Scrivener; Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life; Moby-Dick Excerpts: Ch 1. "Loomings," Ch 36 "The Quarterdeck," Ch. 41 "Moby-Dick," Ch. 99 "The Doubloon," Ch 132. "The Symphony" [Intro complete]Gesina Phillips; Meghan Self; Emily Butler-ProbstText submitted so far: Bartleby.y
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Walt WhitmanSong of Myself, When Lilacs Last in the Doorway Bloom'd, O' Captain, My Captain, Hush'd be the Camps To-day, The Dust Was Once The ManTim Robbins and Matt MooreGesina PhillipsText submitted so far: O Captian, Song of Myselfy
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Section Introduction: Abolition and Civil War
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Harriet Beecher StoweUncle Tom's Cabin (Chapters 1-3, 7)[Intro complete]Tracey Daniels-Lerberg
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Abraham LincolnHouse Divided Speech, 1858; The Gettysburg Address, 1863; Second InauguralKenyon Gradert
I have a few suggested short texts for an anthology of this sort. kenyongradert@gmail.com
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Frederick DouglassThe Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro; The Narrative of Fredrick Douglass Meghan SelfI would suggest including at least portions of Douglass's Narrative. Students in my Early American Lit class always respond to that text. cassandra.fetters@uc.edu
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David WalkerKenyon GradertI'd suggest a few key excerpts from each of Walker's four sections of Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the world. Could make recommendations. kenyongradert@gmail.com
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Sojourner Truth"Ain't I a Woman?"Lisa Roy-DavisLisa Roy-Davis
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Frances Ellen Watkins HarperIola Leroy or Shadows Lifted, The Slave Auction, Bury Me in a Free LandTammie JenkinsTammie Jenkinsy
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Harriet JacobsIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Chapters 1-5)[Intro complete]Tracey Daniels-Lerberg
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Lydia Maria ChildAn Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called AfricansTracey Daniels-LerbergTracey Daniels-Lerberg
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Louisa May AlcottBehind the Mask; or a Woman's Power; The Mysterious Key and What it Opened; A Long Fatal Love Chase; "Perilous Play"Eleftheria TsirakoglouMeghan Selfy
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Emily DickinsonHeath BowenHeath Bowen
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Section Introduction: Reconstruction and Realism
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Rebecca Harding Davis
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Mark TwainThe Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg, The One Million Pound Banknote; Pudd'nhead Wilson[Intro complete]
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Bret HarteHeath BowenHeath Bowen
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Sarah WinnemuccaLife Among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims
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William Dean HowellsA Traveler from Altruria: A RomanceAngela WeilerAngela WeilerSubmitted to Zoe 7/22/17y
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S. Alice CallahanWynema, A Child of the Forest (Chapters 21 and 22)Angela WeilerAngela WeilerSubmitted to Zoe 8/1/17y
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Ambrose Bierce"The Damned Thing"Gesina PhillipsSubmitted to Apurva 16/11/17y
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Sarah Orne JewettThe Country of the Pointed Firs, "A White Heron"Tracey Daniels-LerbergTracey Daniels-Lerberg
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Henry JamesThe Portrait of a Lady, Daisy Miller: A StudyTracey Daniels-LerbergTracey Daniels-Lerberg
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Kate ChopinThe Awakening, "Désirée’s Baby"Ilse SchrynemakersGesina PhillipsTexts submitted so far: Baby, Silk Stockingsy
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Emma Lazarus"The New Colossus," "1492," "In the Jewish Synagogue at Newport"Emily Butler-Probst Emily Butler-Probst
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Sui Sin Far"Mrs. Spring Fragrance", "Leaves from the Mental Portfolio of an Eurasian"Colleen TrippColleen TrippHello! My name is Colleen Tripp, and I am interested in contributing to this anthology.yy
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