American Literature Texts for the Final

Early Poems: Mid 1700s to mid 1800s

Phillis Wheatley

Walt Whitman

Marine Corps Hymn

Legal Documents: Late 1700s

The Declaration of Independence

The Constitution

Edgar Allen Poe: Early to mid 1800s

Selection from Poe Essay

Tell-Tale Heart

The Fall of the House of Usher

The Masque of the Red Death

The philosophy of composition

The purloined letter

The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

Puritans: 1600s

City upon a Hill Speech

We also read Poems of Edward Taylor which I don’t have in electronic copy but I do have the book.

Crucible: 1950s

Copies are in room 11.

Barnum: 1800s

Annie Jones (bearded woman) – Wikipedia

Annie Jones- The Esau Woman

Chang and Eng — Britannica Online Encyclopedia

No Author. The Life of Joice Heth, the Nurse of Gen. George Washington, (the Father of Our Country,) Now Living at the Astonishing Age of 161 Years, and Weighs Only 46 Pounds_

Prince Randian

Remembering Chang and Eng, the original Siamese twins – RN – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Summary of The Life of Joice Heth, the Nurse of Gen. George Washington, (the Father of Our Country,) Now Living at the Astonishing Age of 161 Years, and Weighs Only 46 Pounds

The real Tom Thumb and the birth of celebrity – BBC News

Zip The “What Is It_” _ Weird NJ

Barnum Greatest Show on Earth

Barnum Greatest Show on Earth2

Barnum Legend and the Man

Barnum Legend and the Man2

Barnum Poem

Barnum Portriat

Charity

Charity2

Huck and Hank Go to the Circus- Mark Twain under Barnum’s Big Top

P. T. Barnum and the American Museum

P. T. Barnum in Moby-Dick.1

P. T. Barnum in Moby-Dick.2

P. T. Barnum

Spectacular Distractions – P.T. Barnum and American Modernism

Whitman Interviews Barnum

Transcendentalists: Early to mid 1800s

From “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

From Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson

From Walden Chapter 1, Part 1

From Walden Chapter 1, Part 2

From Walden Chapter 1, Part 3

From Walden Chapter 1, Part 4

From Walden Chapter 2, Part 1

From Walden Chapter 2, Part 2

From Walden Chapter 5

From Walden Conclusion

Melville’s Moby Dick: 1850s

From Moby-Dick

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