Early Americas Anthology

maria sybilla merian

Table of Contents:

Section 1: Exploration and Discovery to 1600

Christopher Columbus (1451May 20, 1506)

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca Cabeza de Vaca (circa 1490 – circa 1557)

Sir Walter Raleigh (c.155229 October 1618)

Thomas Hariot (c. 1560July 2, 1621)

Samuel Champlain (circa 1570-1635)

Section 2: New World Identities: Regional Exploration and Contact

New Spain:

New France:

  • Jerome Lalemant
  • Louis Hennepin
  • Chretian Le Clercq

Middle Atlantic:

  • Powahatan & John Smith Dialogues
  • Richard Ligon
  • John Lederer
  • Nathaniel Bacon

New England:

  • Sarah Kemble Knight
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Samson Occom
  • Toussaint L’Ouverture
  • Olaudah Equiano
  • Briton Hammon
  • Jon Marrant
  • Judith Sargent Murray
  • Phillis Wheatley

Section 3: Contested Visions: Revolution and Nation

  • Sarah Kemble Knight
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Samson Occom
  • Toussaint L’Ouverture
  • Olaudah Equiano
  • Briton Hammon
  • Jon Marrant
  • Judith Sargent Murray
  • Phillis Wheatley
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