The Cambridge History of American Literature

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CONTENTS
BOOK I COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY LITERATURE
CHAPTER I TRAVELLERS AND EXPLORERS, 1583-1763

By GEORGE PARKER WINSHIP, A.M., Librarian of the Harry Elkins Widener Collection, Harvard University.

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The Earliest Adventurers. Captain John Smith. Newfoundland. William Vaughn. Robert Hayman. Robert Sedgwick. Pamphlets of the Land Companies. Narratives of Indian Captivities. Mrs. Rowlandson. John Gyles. Jonathan Dickinson. The Quakers. Alice Curwen. George Keith. Sarah Knight. William Byrd. Dr. Alexander Hamilton1

CHAPTER II THE HISTORIANS, 1607-1783

By JOHN SPENCER BASSETT, Ph.D., Professor of American History in Smith College.

Captain John Smith. His Veracity. Early New England Historians. "Mourt's" Relation. Edward Winslow. William Bradford. John Winthrop. Edward Johnson. Nathaniel Morton. Later New England Historians. Narratives of the Indian Wars. Captain John Mason. Rev. William Hubbard. Benjamin Church. Samuel Penhallow. Daniel Gookin. Cadwallader Colden. John Lawson. Political Histories. Robert Beverley. Rev. William Stith. William Smith. Samuel Smith. Rev. Thomas Prince. Thomas Hutchinson 14

CHAPTER III THE PURITAN DIVINES, 1620-1720

By VERNON LOUIS PARRINGTON, A.M., Professor of English in the University of Washington.

Puritans and Politics. Puritanism as Jacobean Radicalism. Types of Church Polity Corresponding to Types of State Polity -- Monarchical, Aristocratic, Democratic. Early New England Congregationalism a Compromise between Aristocracy and Democracy. The Emigrants: the Theocratic Group -- John Cotton, Nathaniel Ward, John Eliot; the Democratic Group -- Roger Williams, Thomas Hooker. The Second Generation: the Theocratic Group -- the Mathers; the Democrats -- John Wise. Learning of the Puritan Divines. Their Industry. Their Influence. 31

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