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What is “EARLY” “AMERICAN” “LITERATURE”?. Robert E. Spiller, The Roots of National Culture: American Literature to 1830. (1949)

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1 What is “EARLY” “AMERICAN” “LITERATURE”?

2 Robert E. Spiller, The Roots of National Culture: American Literature to 1830. (1949)

3 Nina Baym, ed. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. 3 rd ed. (1989)

4 Paul Lauter, ed. The Heath Anthology of American Literature. 3 rd ed. (1998)

5 Carla Mulford, ed. Early American Writings. 1 st ed. (2002)

6 Drawing of a carved wall panel from Lacanha, Mexico. Source: Elizabeth Boon Hill, “Introduction: Writing and Recording Knowledge.” Writing Without Words. 18.

7 The Walum Olum or the Red Score of the Lenape. Source: The Multilingual Anthology of American Literature. Eds. Shell and Sollors. 98-99.

8 John Eliot, “Christian Covenanting Confession.” Congregational Library, Boston. Source: The Multilingual Anthology of American Literature. 2.

9 Samson Occom, Engraving by Ridley & Blood, 1802. Source: U of Pennsylvania Special Collections.

10 Samson Occom, “Address to his Indian Brethren.” Broadside. 1772. Source: American Antiquarian Society.

11 Francis Daniel Pastorius, “Title Page in Seven Languages.” The Bee-Hive. Source: U of Pennsylvania Special Collections.

12 Declaration of Independence. German. Printing by Steiner & Cist. July 5, 1776.


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