Early American Literature: Slideshows, Lectures, and

Useful Links and Websites


Slideshows and Lectures

     Week One

Art of the Ancient Americas

Seeing the New World from Europe: Early Visions and Representations of America

A Brief Look at Mayan History

Early American Captivity Narratives

     Week Two

Thomas Jeffersons and Sally Hemings

Images of Noble, Vanishing or Dying Indians

     Week Three

Early American Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin at 300

The African American Slave Narrative

Judith Sargent Murray

     Week Four

Hannah Webster Foster


Useful Links and Websites

John White Watercolors and Theodor de Bry Engravings

Reel American History (archive of resources for films about American history; Lehigh University)

The Pocahontas Archive (Lehigh University)

George Catlin and his Indian Gallery

Cultural Readings: Colonization & Print in the Americas (University of Pennsylvania, Special Collections Library)

Colonial American Art & Material Culture (Reed College)

Newberry Library-Lewis & Clark Exhibit

Society of Early Americanists Website (includes links to resources)

The Early Americas Digital Archive (University of Maryland)

The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary

American Philosophical Society Digital Collections

Library of Congress--Exploring the Early Americas, Digital Exhibition