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American Colonial Prose : John Smith to Thomas Jefferson - Mary Ann Radzinowicz

American Colonial Prose

John Smith to Thomas Jefferson

By: Mary Ann Radzinowicz (Editor)

Paperback Published: 6th August 1984
ISBN: 9780521286800
Number Of Pages: 296

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Mary Ann Radzinowicz"s volume comprises texts from the American colonial period, which bear witness to the extraordinary diversity of writing at this time. All the texts are permeated by a strong historical consciousness. Indeed five of the ten writers selected called their writing "histories." What we see emerging from the writers is a particular American identity, full of idealism and a strong emotional commitment to ideas, culminating in the Declaration of Independence and the metamorphosis of America from colony to nation. Professor Radzinowicz has written a substantial introduction to the volume in which she provides a history of the thirteen colonies, exploring the social, theological, intellectual and political expectations of the early settlers. This volume will be indispensable reading for students of American literature and history.

The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles - the third booke
The History of Plimmoth Plantation
The Sovereignty and Goodness of God, Together with the Faithfulness of His Promises Displayed: Being a Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
Magnalia Christi Americana: or, the Ecclesiastical History of New-England from its first planting in the year 1620 until the year of our Lord 1698
The Private Journal of a Journey from Boston to New York, in the year 1704
History of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina Run in the Year of our Lord 1728
Personal Narrative
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Part One
A True and Historical Narrative of the Colony of Georgia in America, Dedication, preface and selections
Autobiography, The Declaration of Independence
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ISBN: 9780521286800
ISBN-10: 0521286808
Series: Cambridge English Prose Texts
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 6th August 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.38