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1600-1850 Am Lit
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08/03/2010

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No Author (listed under "mysterious strangers")
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Broken Spears: Aztec Account of the Conquest of New Mexico
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Bernal Diaz
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"The Conquest of New Spain"
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La Malinche pseudonym
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Dona Marina pseudonym
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Christopher Columbus
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The First Voyage: The West Indies
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Cabeza de Vaca
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The Narrative of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
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John Smith
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A General Description of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles; A Description of New England
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Powhatan
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A Letter to Captain John Smith
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John Winthrop
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A Model of Christian Charity
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Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
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A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of ______
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Thomas Jefferson
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Notes on the State of Virginia; Declaration of Independence
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John Edwards
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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
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Benjamin Franklin
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Autobiography
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Abigail Adams
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Letters to John Adams
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Noah Webster
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Dissertations on the English Language
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Washington Irving
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Legions of Sleepy Hallow
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Words of Tecumseh (who is the other)
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Words of Tenskwatawa (who is the other)
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James Fenimore Cooper
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Deerslayer
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Angelina Grimke
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Appeal to Christian Women of the South
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Sojourner Truth
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Women's Rights Convention
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Ralph Waldo Emmerson
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Self Reliance
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Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Uncle Tom's Cabin
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Harriet Jacobs
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Incidence in the Life of a Slave Girl
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Frederick Douglass
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Narratives of the Life of Frederick Douglass
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Mary Boykin Miller Chestnut
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A Diary from Dixie
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Abraham Lincoln
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Second Inaugural Address; A Letter to Horace Greenley
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Henry David Thoreau
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Walden; Resistance to Civil Gov't
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Nathaniel Hawthorn
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Young Goodman Brown
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Rebecca Harding Davis
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Life in the Iron Mills
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Walt Whitman
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Leaves of Grass
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Emily Dickinson
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a bunch of short poems blah blah
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Mark Twain
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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genre
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a category of artistic composition
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tone
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a manner of expression in writing
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simile
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a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid:
"brave as a lion, crazy like a fox"
"Puritans were chosen like the Israelites"
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metaphor
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a figure of speech in which a word of phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable:
"I had fallen through a trapdoor of depression"

"Like a city up on a hill"
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Spiritual Autobiography
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Autobiography that follows it's subject from a state of damnation to a state of grace. Moral ascension and prophetic language dominate. (think rowlandson and winthrop)
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sermon
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talk on a religious or moral subject
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captivity narrative
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story of people being captured by uncivilized peoples. (mary rowlandson)
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testimonial
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formal statement testifying to someone's character and qualifications
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trial
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a formal examination of evidence by a judge
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didactic
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intended to teach
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secular
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no religious or spiritual basis
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predestination
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the divine foreordaining of all that will happen, esp with regard to salvation of some and not others
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regionalism
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practice of regional rather than central systems of administration or economica, cultural, or political affiliations
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noble savage
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representation of primitive humankind as idealized in romantic literature, symbolizing innate goodness of humanity free from corrupting influences of civilization.
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The Great Awakening
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Religious revival in early american history. Let by evangelical protestants such as John Edwards
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The Enlightenment
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age in western philosophy that changed thinking from relying on established doctrine to only what could be determined through observation and experimentation (franklin, jefferson, newton etc)
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tabula rasa
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an absence of preconceived ideas or predetermined goals; clean slate
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Deism
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belief that there was a god that created the universe but has no active participation in it
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nation
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a large aggregate of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language inhabiting a particular territory.
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nationalism
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patriotic feelings, principles or efforts
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nationality
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status of belonging to a particular nation
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protagonist
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the leading character or one of the main characters
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autobiography
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self account of ones life
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aphorism
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a pithy observation that contains a general truth
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narrator
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a person who recounts events of a story
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personae
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the aspect of someone's character that is present or perceived by others
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rhetoric
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the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing
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Socratic Method
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a form of inquiry and debate based on asking questions to stimulate critical thinking.
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middle passage
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the route that slave-trade boats took from Africa to America
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oral tradition
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the passing down of tails through spoken tongue rather than text
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civil disobedience
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refusal to comply with certain laws.
(thoreau)
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jacksonian democracy
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focus on the power of the executive branch over congress
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spiritualism
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a doctrine that the spirit exists as distinct from matter or that spirit is the only reality
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antebellum
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occuring or existing before a particular war
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antebellum
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occuring or existing before a particular war
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Knickerbocker School
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group of writers that included cooper and irving. based in new york city.
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romanticism
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a movement of arts and literature emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual
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tell tale
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sign that something is going to happen
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anti-hero
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protagonist that is not an archtypal hero
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idiom
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a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from the words
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sentimentalism
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the excessive expression of feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia in behavior, writing or speech
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cult of domesticity
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derogatory term for women who fit into stereotypical role of a submissive, female role
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victorian ideal
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see cult domesticity
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Hudson River School
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an artistic movement that focused on depicting the uncorrupted landscape west of the catskills
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melodrama
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a sensational dramatic piece with exaggerated characters and exciting events intended to appeal to the emotions
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slant rhyme
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ill/shell
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onomatopoeia
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the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named
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free verse
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poetry that does not rhyme or have a set meter
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muckraking
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the action of searching out and publicizing scandalous information about famous people
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picaresque novel
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of or relating to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero
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gilded age
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time of rapid growth of post civil war era during reconstruction
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determinism
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the doctrine that all events, including human action, are ultimately determined by causes external to the will
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bildungsroman
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a novel delaing with one person's formative years or spiritual education