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Early american literature

  1. 1. UNIVERSIDAD TECNOLOGICA DE EL SALVADOR. SUBJECT. LITERATURE NAMES: Elizabeth Moran Mirna Jerusalen Funes Loida Mabel Nuñez
  2. 2. EARLY AMERICAN LITERATUREIn 1607 John Smithwas establishedJamestown.Account of the NewWorld.Captain John Smith,Description of NewEngland (1616).
  3. 3. 1607 Rumour about the paradise.Thomas Jeffeson has been writen in theState of Virginia 1785-1787.
  4. 4. THE PURITAN EXPERIMENT PLYMOUTH PLANTATIONPilgrims thoutht of themselve as soldier in awar against Satan.Pilgrims in Holland→England (1620)---Virginia Plantation ↘Plymouth→Massachusetts Bay Colony(1691)
  5. 5. THE PURITAN EXPERIMENT: THEMASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY Leadership of John Winthrop. Religious believes:1. Martin Luther: no pop or bishop had a right toimpose any law on a Christian soul without consent
  6. 6. 2. John Calvin: God chose freely those He wouldsave and those He would damn eternally--Puritan letters, diaries, histories, and poetry . 1. attest to faith, a “noble design,” to make dailylife bearable.
  7. 7. PURITAN HISTORIOGRAPHY Writing of history in high regard: progression toward the fulfillment of God’s design on earth . Self-consciousness: God’s hand present in every human event, rewarded good and punished bad. Cotton Mather, MagnaliaChristi Americana (1702)
  8. 8. AN EXPANDING UNIVERSEPopulation.Community of helping souls.Diversity: English, Dutch, German, FrenchProtestants, Jewish merchants.Philadelphia (1750), unofficial capital, secondonly to London as a city of commerce

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