Lecture notes:

 

First Quarter

August 28, 29 – William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation

August 30 – John Winthrop, A Model of Christian Charity

September 3 – Mary Rowlandson, A Narrative of the Captivity

September 4, 5 – Cotton Mather, Magnalia Christi Americana

September 6 – Jonathan Edwards, Personal Narrative

September 9-13 - Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography

September 16 - Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence

September 17 - Patrick Henry, Speech in Virginia Convention of Delegates

September 18-19 - Thomas Paine, The Crisis & Common Sense

September 20 - John and Abigail Adams, Letters
September 23-27 - George Washington, Letters and Speeches

September 29-30 - Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

October 2,4 – James Fenimore Cooper, The Deerslayer

October 7 – Henry David Thoreau, Walking

October 8-9 – Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience

October 10-11 – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

October 15 – E.A. Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher

October 16 – E.A. Poe, William Wilson

October 17 - Hawthorne, Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment

October 18 – Hawthorne, The Minister’s Black Veil

 

Second Quarter

 

October 21 – Bret Harte, The Outcasts of Poker Flat

October 22 – Bret Harte, Tennessee’s Partner

October 23-25 – Frederick Douglass, Autobiography

October 28-November 1 – Herman Melville, Bartleby the Scrivener and Billy Budd

November 4-8 – Lincoln, Writings

November 12-15 – Twain, Writings

November 18-December – John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

 

Third Quarter

 

January 3 – William Faulkner, That Evening Sun

January 6 - Jack London, A Piece of Steak
January 7 - Jack London, To Build a Fire
January 8 - Jack London, A Thousand Deaths
January 9 - Jack London, When God Laughs
January 10 - Jack London, The Apostate


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