Tejas was a vague area north of the Rio Grande. Paracer que dio Martin de Lezama contador de S. U of Nebraska P, ], as well as several noted by Hann in Apalachee: The multi-cultural and multi-lingual nature of the colonial United States needs to be an important part of the literary history we teach.
For almost a century and a half, America was merely a group of colonies scattered along the eastern seaboard of the North American continent—colonies from which a few hardy souls tentatively ventured westward. Spanish Approaches to the Island of California, I expected to locate a few pieces, maybe ten or twenty at most.
U of Texas P, By the end of the 19th century this nation extended southward to the Gulf of Mexiconorthward to the 49th parallel, and westward to the Pacific. With just a small amount of introductory information, a teacher already familiar with the colonial British North American literary tradition can approach colonial Spanish North American literature, finding noteworthy parallels and contrasts between the familiar and unfamiliar literatures.
After all, classroom discussion often spawns the most interesting interpretations of texts. The Four Voyages of Columbus. Less touched by gloom than the typical Puritan, Taylor wrote lyrics that showed his delight in Christian belief and experience.
The Land Between the Rivers, indicate that there is a literary tradition among the native peoples of la Florida going back to at least the second half of the seventeenth-century.
His trials in going from Florida, across the Gulf of Mexico, to Texas, and then on to Mexico City allow for a number of perspectives. What both the ALA session and the EARAM-L discussion indicate is that teachers of early American literature need some way to get beyond the anthology, even the best of anthologies, in order to fully incorporate colonial Spanish works about North America into their courses.
With just a little background, teachers can explore these materials along with their students, identifying their similarities to and differences from the colonial British literature of North America -- as well as literatures from other traditions and in languages other than English and Spanish.
The Spanish Jesuit Mission in Virginia, Delgado tells of his expedition from near modern day Tallahassee starting August 28,to someplace near the Coosa River in modern day Alabama, probably somewhere just north of Montgomery in October Relacion de los martyres que ha havido en la Florida.
Dated June 15, The Martyrs of Floridatrans. Later defenders of the theocratic ideal were Increase Mather and his son Cotton. American literature should no longer be taught as mainly a branch of British literature with influences from other cultures occurring primarily during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Relacion del Descubrimiento de Reino de la California. In order for teachers to incorporate these works into the classroom, they should keep two points in mind.
Such studies can help show that there are a large number of important literary traditions from various cultures going back hundreds of years in what is now the United States.
Relacion o Diario Muy circunstanciado del viaje que hizo el General Sebastian Vizcaino con el Armada compuesta de dos navios, una fragata y un barco longo, al descubrimiento de los puertos, bahias y ensenadas de la costa del Mar del Sur desde 5 de mayo de que salio del puerto de Acapulco, hasta 21 de marzo de que se restituyo a el, habiendo llegado hasta el Cabo Mendicino en altura de 42 grados.
At first American literature was naturally a colonial literature, by authors who were Englishmen and who thought and wrote as such.
There were few achievements in drama or fictionsince there was a widespread prejudice against these forms. Diego Lopez Daualos, Milanich and William C. The abuses outlined in this letter include the murder of non-Christian Native Americans interesting especially because the complaint is lodged by a Christian Apalachee caciquethe overrunning of Native American villages by Spanish cattle, the sexual mistreatment of Native American women by Spanish men, and so forth.
Knowing that, like colonial British North America, colonial Spanish North America was not a monolithic whole but a group of different colonies, each with its own identity and history, helps readers understand the variety of texts they might encounter.American literature - The 17th century: This history of American literature begins with the arrival of English-speaking Europeans in what would become the United States.
At first American literature was naturally a colonial literature, by authors who were Englishmen and who thought and wrote as such. John Smith, a soldier of fortune, is credited with initiating American literature.
Video: Native American and Colonial Literature. In this lesson, we'll look at three major categories of 17th and 18th century American writing in more detail: Native American oral stories. 4. 17th century/Late Renaissance a. What can you tell me about the genre of the masque? In recent years, there has been a critical tendency to re-draw the map of nineteenth-century American literature by de-centering "the American Renaissance" and making "the Civil War" a central focus instead.
Using three or four writers, and.
Forum in Teaching Early American Writings. Sources for Teaching Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Colonial Spanish Literature of North America. E.
Thomson Shields, Jr. During a discussion session called "What is an Early Americanist?" at the American Literature Association meeting, an audience member asserted that in.
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This article traces the history of American poetry, drama, fiction, and social and literary criticism from the early 17th century through the turn of the 21st century. For a description of the oral and written literatures of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, see Native American literature.Download