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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
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Don Diego de Vargas (? - 1704)

Thomas Tillam (? - 1676?)

Christopher Columbus (1451 - 1506)

Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca (1490? - 1556?)

Fray Marcos de Niza (1495? - 1542)

Pedro de Casteñeda (1510? - 1570?)

Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (1519 - 1574)

Native American Oral Poetry (1555 - 1620)

Thomas Harriot (1560 - 1621)

Edward Maria Wingfield (1560? - 1613?)

René Goulaine de Laudonnière (1582)

Samuel de Champlain (1570? - 1635)

Thomas Morton (1579? - 1647?)

John Smith (1580 - 1631)

John Wilson (1588? - 1667)

John Winthrop (1588 - 1649)

William Bradford (1590 - 1657)

Native American Oral Narrative (c.1600 - c.1700)

Roger Williams (1603? - 1683)

Thomas Shepard (1605 - 1649)

John Josselyn (1610? - 1692?)

Anne Bradstreet (1612? - 1672)

Richard Frethorne (1626 - 1710)

Michael Wigglesworth (1631 - 1705)

The Jesuit Relations (1673)

George Alsop (1636? - 1673?)

Mary White Rowlandson (1637? - 1711)

James Revel (1641 - 1681)

Edward Taylor (1642? - 1729)

Benjamin Tompson (1642 - 1714)

Richard Steere (1643? - 1721)

Nathaniel Bacon (1647 - 1676)

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648 - 1695)

Anna Tompson Hayden (1648 - 1720)

History of the Miraculous Apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe in 1531 (1652 - 1730)

Elizabeth Sowle Bradford (1663? - 1731)

Cotton Mather (1663 - 1728)

John Williams (1664 - 1729)

Roger Wolcott (1679 - 1767)

Don Antonio de Otermín (1687? - )

The Coming of the Spanish and the Pueblo Revolt (Hopi) (1666 - 1715)

Sarah Kemble Knight (1666 - 1727)

Ebenezer Cook (1667 - 1733)

William Byrd II (1674 - 1744)

Susanna Wright (1697 - 1784)

Richard Lewis (1700? - 1734)

Jonathan Edwards (1703 - 1758)

William Dawson (1704 - 1752)

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Jane Colman Turell (1708 - 1735)

Jupiter Hammon (1711 - 1806?)

Elizabeth Ashbridge (1713 - 1755)

John Woolman (1720 - 1772)

James Grainger (1721? - 1766)

Samson Occom (Mohegan) (1723 - 1792)

Francisco Palou (1723 - 1789)

Mercy Otis Warren (1728 - 1814)

Lucy Terry (1730 - 1821)

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Prince Hall (1735? - 1807)

J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur (1735 - 1813)

Thomas Godfrey (1736 - 1763)

Poems Published Anonymously (1736 - 1801)

Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson (1737 - 1801)

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Milcah Martha Moore (1740 - 1829)

Nathaniel Evans (1742 - 1767)

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818)

Federalist and Anti-Federalist Contentions (1744? - 1803)

Olaudah Equiano (1745? - 1797)

Judith Sargent Murray (1751 - 1820)

Ann Eliza Bleecker (1752 - 1783)

Timothy Dwight (1752 - 1817)

Philip Freneau (1752 - 1832)

Lemuel Haynes (1753 - 1833)

Phillis Wheatley (1753 - 1784)

Joel Barlow (1754 - 1812)

Anna Young Smith (1756 - 1780)

Hendrick Aupaumut (Mahican) (1757 - 1830)

Royall Tyler (1757 - 1826)

Hannah Webster Foster (1758 - 1840)

Sarah Wentworth Morton (1759 - 1846)

Briton Hammon (1762 - 1824)

"Patriot" Voices (1771 - 1810)

Margaretta Bleecker Faugères (1771 - 1801)

"Loyalist" Voices (1770? - 1823?)

Songs of the Slaves (1783 - 1859)

David Walker (1785 - 1830)

Davy Crockett (1786 - 1836)

Seattle (Duwamish) (1789 - 1851)

Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789 - 1867)

Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1790 - 1870)

Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney (1791 - 1865)

Sarah Moore Grimké (1792 - 1873)

William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878)

John Wannuaucon Quinney (Mahican) (1797 - 1855)

Sojourner Truth (1797? - 1883)

William Apess (Pequot) (1798 - )

Caroline Lee Hentz (1800 - 1856)

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (Ojibwa) (1800 - 1841)

Caroline Kirkland (1801 - 1864)

Pio Pico (1801 - 1894)

Elias Boudinot (Cherokee) (1802? - 1839)

Lydia Maria Child (1802 - 1880)

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

George Fitzhugh (1804 - 1881)

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

William Lloyd Garrison (1805 - 1879)

Angelina Grimké (1805 - 1879)

Josiah Gregg (1806 - 1850)

Alfred Robinson (1806 - 1895)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 - 1892)

Vallejo (1808 - 1890)

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Sarah Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Fanny Fern (Sara Willis Parton) (1811 - 1872)

Frances Sargent Locke Osgood (1811 - 1850)

Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884)

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896)

Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813 - 1897)

George Washington Harris (1814 - 1869)

William Wells Brown (1815 - 1884)

Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815 - 1882)

Henry Highland Garnet (1815 - 1882)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 - 1902)

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

George Copway (Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh; Ojibwa) (1818 - 1869)

Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895)

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Alice Cary (1820 - 1871)

Frederick Law Olmstead (1822 - 1903)

Mary Boykin Chesnut (1823 - 1886)

Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823 - 1911)

Elizabeth Stoddard (1823 - 1902)

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825 - 1911)

John Rollin Ridge (Cherokee) (1827 - 1867)

Harriet E. Wilson (1827? - 1863?)

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Rebecca Harding Davis (1831 - 1910)

Julia A. J. Foote (1823 - 1900)

Standing Bear (Machunazha) (Ponca) (1829 - 1908)

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton (1832 - 1895)

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) (1835 - 1910)

Adah Menken (1835? - 1868)

Harriet Prescott Spofford (1835 - 1921)

Celia Thaxter (1835 - 1894)

Marietta Holley (pseud. "Josiah Allen's Wife") (1836 - 1926)

Sarah M. B. Piatt (1836 - 1894)

William Dean Howells (1837 - 1920)

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840 - 1894)

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914?)

Henry James (1843 - 1916)

George Washington Cable (1844 - 1925)

Sarah Winnemucca (Thocmetony) (1844? - 1891)

Joel Chandler Harris (1848 - 1908)

Sarah Orne Jewett (1849 - 1909)

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 - 1919)

Kate Chopin (1851 - 1904)

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1852 - 1930)

Grace King (1852 - 1932)

José Martí (1853 - 1895)

Lizette Woodworth Reese (1856 - 1935)

Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858 - 1932)

Anna Julia Cooper (1858? - 1964)

Charles Alexander Eastman (Sioux) (1858 - 1939)

Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins (1859 - 1930)

Abraham Cahan (1860 - 1951)

Hamlin Garland (1860 - 1940)

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860 - 1935)

Louise Imogen Guiney (1861 - 1920)

Sophie Jewett (1861 - 1909)

E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) (1861 - 1913)

Elaine Goodale Eastman (1863 - 1953)

African American Folktales (1865 - 1914)

Finley Peter Dunne (1867 - 1936)

Mary Austin (1868 - 1934)

Stephen Crane (1871 - 1900)

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 - 1906)

Alexander Lawrence Posey (1873 - 1908)

John Milton Oskison (1874 - 1947)

Corridos (1875 - 1935)

Ghost Dance Songs (1876 - 1938)

Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn (1876 - 1959)

Jack London (1876 - 1916)

Upton Sinclair (1878 - 1968)

Mary Antin (1881 - 1949)

Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856 - 1915)

Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)

W.E.B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Edgar Lee Masters (1869 - 1950)

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869 - 1935)

Theodore Dreiser (1871 - 1945)

James Weldon Johnson (1871 - 1938)

Lola Ridge (1871 - 1941)

Willa Cather (1873 - 1947)

Ellen Glasgow (1873 - 1945)

Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)

Amy Lowell (1874 - 1925)

Gertrude Stein (1874 - 1946)

Sherwood Anderson (1876 - 1941)

Susan Glaspell (1876 - 1948)

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1881 - 1941)

Anzia Yezierska (1881? - 1970)

Anne Spencer (1882 - 1975)

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Alain Locke (1885 - 1954)

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Randolph Bourne (1886 - 1918)

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1887 - 1962)

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Mourning Dove (Okanogan) (1888 - 1936)

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Eugene O'Neill (1888 - 1953)

John Crowe Ransom (1888 - 1974)

Claude McKay (1889 - 1948)

Katherine Anne Porter (1890 - 1980)

Zora Neale Hurston (1891 - 1960)

Nella Larsen (1891 - 1964)

Djuna Barnes (1892 - 1982)

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Michael Gold (1893 - 1967)

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

John Joseph Mathews (Osage) (1894 - 1979)

Charles Reznikoff (1894 - 1976)

Genevieve Taggard (1894 - 1948)

Jean Toomer (1894 - 1967)

George Samuel Schuyler (1895 - 1977)

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

John Dos Passos (1896 - 1970)

Louise Bogan (1897 - 1970)

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

Hart Crane (1899 - 1932)

Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961)

Allen Tate (1899 - 1979)

Blues Lyrics (1900 - 1996)

Sterling A. Brown (1901 - 1989)

Gwendolyn B. Bennett (1902 - 1981)

Kenneth Fearing (1902 - 1961)

Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

Kay Boyle (1903 - 1993)

Countee Cullen (1903 - 1946)

Younghill Kang (1903 - 1972)

D'Arcy McNickle (1904 - 1977)

Lillian Hellman (1905 - 1984)

Robert Penn Warren (1905 - 1989)

Joseph Kalar (1906 - 1972)

Clifford Odets (1906 - 1963)

Saunders Redding (1906 - 1988)

Albert Maltz (1908 - 1985)

Richard Wright (1908 - 1960)

Edwin Rolfe (1909 - 1954)

Carved on the Walls: Poetry by Early Chinese Immigrants (1911 - 1992)

Alfred Hayes (1911 - 1985)

Mary McCarthy (1912 - 1989)

Tillie Lerner Olsen (1912 - )

Thomas S. Whitecloud (Chippewa) (1914 - 1972)

Margaret Walker (1915 - )

Ann Petry (1908 - 1997)

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

Eudora Welty (1909 - )

Charles Olson (1910 - 1970)

Elizabeth Bishop (1911 - 1979)

Tennessee Williams (1911 - 1983)

Carlos Bulosan (1913 - 1956)

Robert Hayden (1913 - 1980)

Muriel Rukeyser (1913 - 1980)

Ralph Waldo Ellison (1914 - 1994)

Bernard Malamud (1914 - 1986)

Saul Bellow (1915 - )

Arthur Miller (1915 - )

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 - )

Robert Lowell, Jr. (1917 - 1977)

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919 - )

Hisaye Yamamoto (1921 - )

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

Grace Paley (1922 - )

Denise Levertov (1923 - )

Norman Mailer (1923 - )

John Okada (1923 - 1971)

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

Mario Suarez (1925 - 1998)

Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)

Robert Bly (1926 - )

Robert Creeley (1926 - )

Allen Ginsberg (1926 - 1997)

James Merrill (1926 - 1995)

Frank O'Hara (1926 - 1966)

John Ashbery (1927 - )

James Wright (1927 - 1980)

Edward Albee (1928 - )

Cynthia Ozick (1928 - )

Anne Sexton (1928 - 1974)

Rolando Hinojosa-Smith (1929 - )

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968)

Paule Marshall (1929 - )

Adrienne Rich (1929 - )

John Barth (1930 - )

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry (1930 - 1965)

Gary Snyder (1930 - )

Donald Barthelme (1931 - 1989)

Etheridge Knight (1931 - 1991)

Toni Morrison (1931 - )

Sylvia Plath (1932 - 1963)

John Updike (1932 - )

Ernest J. Gaines (1933 - )

Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) (1934 - )

Audre Lorde (1934 - 1992)

N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa) (1934 - )

Sonia Sanchez (1934 - )

Tomás Rivera (1935 - 1984)

Lucille Clifton (1936 - )

June Jordan (1936 - )

Rudolfo A. Anaya (1937 - )

Thomas Pynchon (1937 - )

Raymond Carver (1938 - 1988)

Michael S. Harper (1938 - )

Lawson Inada (1938 - )

Nicholasa Mohr (1938 - )

Joyce Carol Oates (1938 - )

Ishmael Reed (1938 - )

Toni Cade Bambara (1939 - 1995)

Frank Chin (1940 - )

Michael Herr (1940 - )

Maxine Hong Kingston (1940 - )

Bharati Mukherjee (1940 - )

James Welch (Blackfeet-Gros Ventre) (1940 - )

Simon Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo) (1941 - )

John Edgar Wideman (1941 - )

Gloria Anzaldúa (1942 - )

Janice Mirikitani (1942 - )

Pat Mora (1942 - )

James Alan McPherson (1943 - )

Pedro Pietri (1944 - )

Richard Rodriguez (1944 - )

Lee Smith (1944 - )

Alice Walker (1944 - )

Tim O'Brien (1946 - )

Yusef Komunyakaa (1947 - )

Wendy Rose (Hopi) (1948 - )

Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna) (1948 - )

Dorothy Allison (1949 - )

Victor Hernández Cruz (1949 - )

Jessica Hagedorn (1949 - )

Carolyn Forché (1950 - )

Joy Harjo (Creek) (1951 - )

Garrett Kaoru Hongo (1951 - )

Tato Laviera (1951 - )

Karen Tei Yamashita (1951 - )

Judith Ortiz Cofer (1952 - )

Rita Dove (1952 - )

Gary Soto (1952 - )

Lorna Dee Cervantes (1954 - )

Sandra Cisneros (1954 - )

Louise Erdrich (Chippewa) (1954 - )

Aurora Levins Morales (1954 - )

Helena María Viramontes (1954 - )

Kimiko Hahn (1955 - )

Gish Jen (1955 - )

Li-Young Lee (1957 - )

Sherman Alexie (1966 - )



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