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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
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Fifth Edition Table of Contents


Volume B: Early Nineteenth Century (1800-1865)

Publishing-Growth and Goals
Religion and Common Culture
The Debates over Racism and Slavery
The Debate over Women's "Sphere"
The Many Cultures of America
The Rise of Industry
Individualism and/versus Community

Native America

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (Ojibwa) (1800-1841)
Mishosha, or the Magician and His Daughters
The Forsaken Brother

Major George Lowery (Cherokee) (c. 1770-1852)
Notable Persons in Cherokee History: Sequoyah or George Gist

Elias Boudinot (Cherokee) (c. 1802-1839)
An Address to the Whites

John Ross (Cherokee) (1790-1866)
Letter to Lewis Cass, February 14, 1833
Letter to Andrew Jackson, March 28, 1834

William Apess (Pequot) (1798-?)
An Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man

John Wannuaucon Quinney (Mahican) (1797-1855)
Quinney's Speech

Seattle (Duwamish) (1786-1866)
Speech of Chief Seattle

George Copway (Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh; Ojibwa) (1818-1869)
from The Life of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh

John Rollin Ridge (Cherokee) (1827-1867)
Oppression of Digger Indians
The Atlantic Cable
The Stolen White Girl
A Scene Along the Rio de la Plumas

Spanish America

Tales from the Hispanic Southwest
La comadre Sebastiana/ Doņa Sebastiana
Los tres hermanos/ The Three Brothers
El obispo/ The New Bishop
El indito de las cien vacas/ The Indian and the Hundred Cows

La Llorona, Malinche, and Guadalupe
La Llorona, La Malinche, and the Unfaithful Maria
The Devil Woman

Lorenzo de Zavala (1788-1836)
Viage a los Estados-Unidos del Norte America (Journey to the United States)

Narratives from the Mexican and Early American Southwest

Pio Pico (1801-1894)
from Historical Narrative

Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (1808-1890)
from Recuerdos historicos y personales tocante a la alta California

Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815-1882)
from Two Years before the Mast

Alfred Robinson  (1806-1895)
from Life in California

Josiah Gregg (1806-1850)
from Commerce of the Prairies
----------- 5. New Mexico
----------- 7. Domestic Animals
----------- 8. Arts and Crafts
----------- 9. The People

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903)
from A Journey Through Texas
----------- San Antonio
----------- The Missions
----------- Town Life
----------- The Mexicans in Texas

The Cultures of New England

Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865)
The Suttee
Death of an Infant
The Father
The Indian's Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers
Indian Names
Niagara
To a Shred of Linen
The Indian Summer

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Nature
The American Scholar
Self-Reliance
The Poet
Experience
Concord Hymn
The Rhodora
The Snow-Storm
Compensation
Hamatreya
Merlin
Brahma
Days
Terminus

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)
The Hunters of Men
The Farewell
Massachusetts to Virginia
At Port Royal

Sarah Margaret Fuller (1810-1850)
To [Sophia Ripley?]
from Woman in the Nineteenth Century
from American Literature: Its Position in the Present Time, and Prospects for the Future
from Things and Thoughts in Europe: Foreign Correspondence of the Tribune
----------- Dispatch 17
----------- Dispatch 18

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Resistance to Civil Government
from Walden
----------- Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
----------- Higher Laws
----------- Spring
----------- Conclusion
A Plea for Captain John Brown
Walking

Race, Slavery, and the Invention of the "South"

David Walker (1785-1830)
from Appeal...to the Coloured Citizens of the World (Third edition, 1829)

William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879)
Editorial from the first issue of The Liberator

Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880)
From Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans
----------- Preface
----------- Chapter VIII, Prejudices Against People Of Color, And Our Duties In Relation To This Subject
Letters from New York
----------- 14 [17], [Homelessness]
----------- 20 [27], [Birds]
----------- [33], [Antiabolitionist Mobs]
----------- 34 [50, 51], [Women's Rights]

Angelina Grimké (1805-1879)
from Appeal to the Christian Women of the South

Henry Highland Garnet (1815-1882)
An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America, Buffalo, N.Y., 1843

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

Nancy Gardner Prince (1799-1859?)
from A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince

Caroline Lee Hentz (1800-1856)
from The Planter's Northern Bride

George Fitzhugh (1804-1881)
from Southern Thought

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911)
The Slave Mother
The Tennessee Hero
Free Labor
An Appeal to the American People
The Colored People in America
Speech: On the Twenty-Fourth Anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society
The Two Offers

Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911)
from Nat Turner's Insurrection
Letter to Mrs. Higginson on Emily Dickinson

Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897)
from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
----------- Chapter I, Childhood
----------- Chapter VI, The Jealous Mistress
----------- Chapter X, A Perilous Passage in the Slave Girl's Life
----------- Chapter XVI, Scenes at the Plantation
----------- Chapter XXI, The Loophole of Retreat
----------- Chapter XLI, Free at Last
Harriet Jacobs to Ednah Dow Cheney

Mary Boykin Chesnut (1823-1886)
from Mary Chesnut's Civil War
----------- March 18, 1861
----------- August 26, 1861
----------- October 13, 1861
----------- October 20, 1861
----------- January 16, 1865
----------- January 17, 1865

Wendell Phillips (1811-1884)
from Toussaint L'Ouverture

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Address at the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery
Second Inaugural Address

Literature and the "Woman Question"

Sarah Moore Grimké (1792-1873)
from Letters on the Equality of the Sexes, and the Condition of Woman
----------- Letter VIII, The Condition of Women in the United States
----------- Letter XV, Man Equally Guilty with Woman in the Fall

Angelina Grimké (1805-1879)
from Letters to Catharine Beecher
----------- Letter XI
----------- Letter XII, Human Rights Not Founded on Sex

Sojourner Truth (c. 1797-1883)
Reminiscences by Frances D. Gage of Sojourner Truth, for May 28-29, 1851
Sojourner Truth's Speech at the Akron, Ohio, Women's Rights Meeting
Speech at New York City Convention
Address to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association

Fanny Fern (Sara Willis Parton) (1811-1872)
Hints to Young Wives
from Fern Leaves, 1st Series
----------- Thanksgiving Story
from Fern Leaves, 2nd Series
----------- Soliloquy of a Housemaid
----------- Critics
----------- Mrs. Adolphus Smith Sporting the "Blue Stocking"
A Law More Nice Than Just
Independence
The Working-Girls of New York

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)
from Eighty Years and More: Reminiscences
Declaration of Sentiments

The Development of Narrative

Cluster: Humor of the Old Southwest

Davy Crockett (1786-1836)
from The Crockett Almanacs
----------- Sunrise in His Pocket
----------- A Pretty Predicament
----------- Crockett's Daughters

Mike Fink (1770?-1823?)
from The Crocket Almanacs
----------- Mike Fink's Brag
----------- Mike Fink Trying to Scare Mrs. Crockett
----------- Sal Fink, the Mississippi Screamer, How She Cooked Injuns
----------- The Death of Mike Fink (Joseph M. Field, recorder)

Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1790-1870)
The Horse Swap

George Washington Harris (1814-1869)
Mrs. Yardley's Quilting

Washington Irving (1783-1859)
from A History of New York
----------- Book I, Chapter 5
Rip Van Winkle
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)
from The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna; A Descriptive Tale
----------- Chapter XXI
----------- Chapter XXII
----------- Chapter XXIII

Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867)
from Hope Leslie
----------- from Volume 1, Chapter 7
----------- from Volume 2, Chapter 1
----------- from Volume 2, Chapter 8

Caroline Kirkland (1801-1864)
from A New Home-Who'll Follow?
----------- Preface
----------- Preface to the Fourth Edition
----------- Chapter I
----------- Chapter XV
----------- Chapter XVII
----------- Chapter XXVII
----------- Chapter XLIII

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
My Kinsman, Major Molineux
Young Goodman Brown
The Minister's Black Veil
The Birth-mark
Rappaccini's Daughter
The Scarlet Letter
Preface to The House of Seven Gables
Mrs. Hutchinson
from Abraham Lincoln
Letters
----------- To Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, June 4, 1837
----------- To Sophia Peabody, April 13, 1841
----------- To H.W. Longfellow, June 5, 1849
----------- To J.T. Fields, January 20, 1850
----------- To J.T. Fields, Undated draft
----------- To H.W. Longfellow, January 2, 1864

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Ligeia
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Man of the Crow
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Black Cat
The Purloined Letter
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
The Philosophy of Composition
Sonnet-To Science
Romance
To Helen
Israfel
The City in the Sea
The Sleeper
Bridal Ballad
Sonnet-Silence
Dream-Land
The Raven
Ulalume
Annabel Lee

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)
from Uncle Tom's Cabin
----------- Chapter I, In Which the Reader Is Introduced to a Man of Humanity
----------- Chapter VII, The Mother's Struggle
----------- Chapter XI, In Which Property Gets into an Improper State of Mind
----------- Chapter XIII, The Quaker Settlement
----------- Chapter XIV, Evangeline
----------- Chapter XL, The Martyr
----------- Chapter XLI, The Young Master
from Preface to the First Illustrated Edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin
from The Minister's Wooing
----------- XXIII, Views of Divine Government
Sojourner Truth, the Libyan Sibyl

William Wells Brown (1815-1884)
from Clotelle; or, The Colored Heroine
----------- Chapter II, The Negro Sale
----------- Chapter X, The Quadroon's Home
----------- Chapter XI, To-Day a Mistress, To-Morrow a Slave
----------- Chapter XVIII, A Slave-Hunting Parson

Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Bartleby, the Scrivener
The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids
----------- I, The Paradise of Bachelors
----------- II, The Tartarus of Maids
Benito Cereno
Billy Budd, Sailor
Hawthorne and His Mosses
from Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War
----------- The Portent (1859)
----------- A Utilitarian View of the Monitors Fight
The Maldive Shark
from Timoleon
----------- Monody
----------- Art

Alice Cary (1820-1871)
from Clovernook, or Recollections of our Neighborhood in the West, First Series
----------- Preface
from Clovernook, or Recollections of our Neighborhood in the West, Second Series
----------- Uncle Christopher's
----------- Conclusion

Elizabeth Stoddard (1823-1902)
Lemorne Versus Huell
Rebecca Harding Davis, 1831-1910
Life in the Iron-Mills

The Emergence of American Poetic Voices

Songs and Ballads

Songs of the Slaves
----------- Lay Dis Body Down
----------- Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Had
----------- Deep River
----------- Roll, Jordan, Roll
----------- Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
----------- Steal Away to Jesus
----------- There's a Meeting Here To-Night
----------- Many Thousand Go
----------- Go Down, Moses
----------- Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel

Songs of White Communities
----------- John Brown's Body
----------- The Battle Hymn of the Republic (Julia Ward Howe)
----------- Pat Works on the Railway
----------- Sweet Betsy from Pike
----------- Bury Me Not On the Lone Prairie
----------- Shenandoah
----------- Clementine
----------- Acres of Clams
----------- Cindy
----------- Paper of Pins
----------- Come Home, Father (Henry Clay Work)
----------- Life Is a Toil

William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)
Thanatopsis
The Yellow Violet
To a Waterfowl
To Cole, the Painter, Departing for Europe
To the Fringed Gentian
The Prairies
Abraham Lincoln

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
A Psalm of Life
The Warning
The Jewish Cemetery at Newport
Aftermath
Chaucer
The Harvest Moon

Frances Sargent Locke Osgood (1811-1850)
Ellen Learning to Walk
The Little Hand
The Maiden's Mistake
Oh! Hasten to My Side
A Reply to One Who Said, Write from Your Heart
Lines (Suggested by the announcement that "A Bill for the Protection of the Property of Married Women has passed both Houses" of our State Legislature)
Woman
Little Children
To a Slandered Poetess
The Indian Maid's Reply to the Missionary
The Hand That Swept the Sounding Lyre
The Wraith of the Rose

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
from Leaves of Grass
----------- Preface to the 1855 Edition
----------- Song of Myself (1855 version)
----------- The Sleepers
----------- from Inscriptions
----------------------  One's-Self I Sing
----------- from Children of Adam
----------------------  To the Garden the World
----------------------  A Woman Waits for Me
----------- from Calamus
----------------------  In Paths Untrodden
----------------------  Recorders Ages Hence
----------------------  When I Heard at the Close of the Day
----------------------  Here the Frailest Leaves of Me
----------------------  I Dream'd in a Dream
----------- Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
----------- from Sea-Drift
----------------------  Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
----------- from By the Roadside
----------------------  Europe, the 72d and 73d Years of These States
----------------------  When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
----------------------  To a President
----------------------  The Dalliance of the Eagles
----------------------  To the States
----------- from Drum-Taps
----------------------  Beat! Beat! Drums!
----------- Cavalry Crossing a Ford
----------------------  Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night
----------------------  A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown
----------------------  Year That Trembled and Reel'd Beneath Me
----------------------  Ethiopia Saluting the Colors
----------------------  Reconciliation
----------------------  As I Lay with My Head in Your Lap Camerado
----------- from Memories of President Lincoln
----------------------  When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd
----------- from Autumn Rivulets
----------------------  Sparkles from the Wheel
----------------------  Prayer of Columbus
----------- from Whispers of Heavenly Death
----------------------  Quicksand Years
----------- from From Noon to Starry Night
----------------------  To a Locomotive in Winter
----------- from Songs of Parting
----------------------  So Long!
----------- from Sands at Seventy (First Annex)
----------------------  Yonnondio
----------- from Good-bye My Fancy (Second Annex)
----------------------  Good-bye My Fancy!
Respondez! Poem Deleted from Leaves of Grass
from Democratic Vistas

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Poems
----------- [One Sister have I in our house]
----------- [I never lost as much but twice]
----------- [Success is counted sweetest]
----------- [Her breast is fit for pearls]
----------- [These are the days when Birds come back-]
----------- [Come slowly-Eden!]
----------- [Did the Harebell loose her girdle]
----------- [I like the look of Agony,]
----------- [Wild NightsWild Nights!]
----------- [I can wade Grief]
----------- [There's a certain Slant of light]
----------- [I felt a Funeral, in my Brain]
----------- [I'm Nobody! Who are you?]
----------- [If your Nerve, deny you]
----------- [Your Richestaught mePoverty]
----------- [I reason, Earth is short]
----------- [The Soul selects her own Society]
----------- [The Soul's Superior instants]
----------- [I send Two Sunsets]
----------- [It sifts form Leaden Sievers]
----------- [There came a Day at Summer's full]
----------- [Some keep the Sabbath going to Church]
----------- [A Bird came down the Walk]
----------- [I know that He Exists]
----------- [After great pain, a formal feeling comes]
----------- [God is a distantstately Lover]
----------- [Dare you see a Soul at the White Heat? ]
----------- [What SoftCherubic Creatures]
----------- [Much Madness is divinest Sense]
----------- [This is my letter to the world]
----------- [I tie my HatI crease my Shawl]
----------- [I showed her Hights she never saw]
----------- [This was a PoetIt is That]
----------- [I heard a Fly buzzwhen I died]
----------- [This world is not Conclusion]
----------- [Her sweet Weight on my Heart a Night]
----------- [I started EarlyTook my Dog]
----------- [One Crucifixion is recordedonly]
----------- [I reckonwhen I count at all]
----------- [I had been hungry, all the Years]
----------- [Empty my Heart, of Thee]
----------- [They shut me up in Prose]
----------- [Ourselves were wed one summerdear]
----------- [The Brainis wider than the Sky]
----------- [I cannot live with You]
----------- [I dwell in Possibility]
----------- [Of all the Souls that stand create]
----------- [One need not be a Chamberto be Haunted]
----------- [Essential Oilsare wrung]
----------- [They say that "Time Assuages"]
----------- [Publicationis the Auction]
----------- [Because I could not stop for Death]
----------- [She rose to His Requirementdropt]
----------- [My Life had stooda Loaded Gun]
----------- [Presentimentis that long Shadowon the Lawn]
----------- [This Consciousness that is aware]
----------- [The Poets light but Lamps]
----------- [The Missing All, prevented Me]
----------- [A narrow Fellow in the Grass]
----------- [Perception of an object costs]
----------- [Title divineis mine!]
----------- [The Bustle in a House]
----------- [Revolution is the Pod]
----------- [Tell all the Truth but tell it slant]
----------- [He preached upon "Breadth" till it argued him narrow]
----------- [Not with a Club, the Heart is broken]
----------- [What mystery pervades a well!]
----------- [A Counterfeita Plated Person]
----------- ["Heavenly Father"take to thee]
----------- [A Route of Evanescence]
----------- [The Bible is an Antique Volume]
----------- [Volcanoes be in Sicilty]
----------- [Rearrange a "Wife's" affection!]
----------- [To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee]

Letters
----------- To Abiah Root (January 29, 1850)
----------- To Austin Dickinson (October 17, 1851)
----------- To Susan Gilbert (Dickinson) (late April 1852)
----------- To Susan Gilbert (Dickinson) (June 27, 1852)
----------- To Samuel Bowles (about February 1861)
----------- To recipient unknown (about 1861)
----------- To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (date uncertain)
----------- To T. W. Higginson (April 15, 1862)
----------- To T. W. Higginson (April 25, 1862)
----------- To T. W. Higginson (June 7, 1862)
----------- To T. W. Higginson (July 1862)
----------- To Mrs. J. G. Holland (early May 1866)
----------- To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (about 1870)
----------- To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (about 1870)
----------- To T. W. Higginson (1876)
----------- To Otis P. Lord [rough draft] (about 1878)
----------- To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (about 1878)
----------- To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (early October 1883)
----------- To Susan Gilbert Dickinson (about 1884)


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