Chapter 5

A Meeting of Old and New Worlds: Beginnings to 1750

Native American Origin Stories

Native American Trickster Stories

Iroquois Confederacy, from The Iroquois Constitution

Álvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, from The Relation of Cabeza de Vaca

Richard Frethorne, Letter to Father and Mother

Anne Bradstreet, The Prologue and The Author to Her Book

Eavan Boland, Becoming Anne Bradstreet

Anonymous, Mrs. Elizabeth Freake and Baby Mary (painting)

Edward Taylor, Huswifery

Mary Rowlandson, from A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

Cotton Mather, Wonders of the Invisible World: A Hortatory and Necessary Address to a Country Now Extraordinarily Alarum’d by the Wrath of the Devil

John Hale, from A Modest Inquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft

Conversation | The American Jeremiad

A Collection of Bob Dylan Jeremiads

Conversation | The Columbus Day Controversy

Conversation | Pocahontas: A Woman, a Movie, a Myth?

Additional Resources on Puritanism