Web Resources for Early American Literature: A Beginning

This site is very much under construction.  I have been collecting web sites pertinent to Early American literature under the categories used in my bibliography of secondary print material on the SEA page, but I wanted to have even a preliminary list up for the SEA conference in Charleston, March 1999, in case participants wanted to sample web resources.  I will keep working on finding more sites, refining the list, thinking about categories, and providing annotations.  Suggestions for organization and additions gratefully accepted.

Reference | Webography

Exploration and Settlement | Columbus and the Spanish | The French -- English Canada

Puritanism | Staple Colonies | Middle Colonies  | The Eighteenth Century

Native American | African American | Women

  Art & Music | Material Culture | Maps


A Hypertext on American History from the colonial period until Modern Times
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature: A Research and Reference Guide
SAC Lit Web: American Literature I Index From Earliest Times To 1865
Archiving Early America
History Matters
America: A Narrative History
Outline of American Literature
Early American Fiction
A digital library of 18th and 19th Century journals
Bible: King James Version

Authors, Works, Projects (Colonial to 1800)
American Authors on the Web
Discoverer's Web
The U.S. Revolution for Independence
The Early U.S. Republic
American Literature Online
Colonial USA
Eighteenth-Century Resources -- History
Online Literary Criticism Collection: American: 1600-1783
Primary Sources
American Literature on the Web
The Hakluyt Society
The New Netherland Project
Index of Resources for United States History
Native Americans: Internet Resources
History of the United States
Exploration...The Americas
Colonial America
Inventing America Anthology
Heath Guide to American Literature Volume I Web Sites
The English Server
Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
Native American Sites
Native American History and Studies
Native Links Sources
Indigenous Peoples' Literature
Mound Builders and Ancient Civilizations of the Americas
Native American History
MIMI: American Literature "e-texts"
18th Century Documents
Pre 18th Century Documents
A Chronology of US Historical Documents
Works Printed in English, 1477-1799


Viking Server and Database
The Vikings
Viking Topics
The World of the Vikings
Saga of Eric the Red
Nordic Explorers
Norse Mythology
The Age of Exploration Curriculum Guide
Aphra Behn, Oroonoko
John Cabot's Discovery Of North America
 An Englishman 'Reasons' for  the Conquest of America---1582 Richard Hakluyt, the younger
Inducements to the Liking of the Voyage Intended towards Virginia--1585 Hakluyt, the elder
Louisiana Purchase Treaty, April 30, 1803
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
The Journals of Lewis and Clark
Explorers: Meriweather Lewis and William Clark( Lewis and Clark)
Along the Trail with Lewis and Clark
The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
Utopia, by Sir Thomas More
Marco Polo: The Glories Of Kinsay
Sir Walter Ralegh (1552-1618)
Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618): The Discovery of Guiana
Charter to Sir Walter Raleigh
Discovery Of Guiana by Sir Walter Raleigh
The Tempest (1623 First Folio Edition) Shakespeare, William
Amerigo Vespucci's Account Of His First Voyage
The Voyages of Amerigo Vespucci
The European Voyages of Exploration: The 15th and 16th Centuries
Images of Fur Trade History
The Era of the Spanish Galleons
Cultural Readings: Colonization and Print in the Americas
Louisiana Purchase Treaty
The Mariners' Museum Age of Exploration On-line Curriculum Guide
1492: An Ongoing Voyage
European Explorations of America
The West
Letter from Lope de Aguirre, rebel, to King Philip of Spain, 1561


Cabeza de Vaca
Windows to the Unknown: Cabeza de Vaca's Journey to the Southwest
The Journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca
The Journey of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza De Vaca
The Vision
Coronado's Report to Viceroy Mendoza
Coronado's Report to the King of Spain
The Journey of Coronado
Hernán Cortés, Five Letters of Cortés to the Emperor
Buried Mirror: Conflict of the Gods. Transcript
New Spain:  The Frontiers of Faith
Cortez The Killer
DeSoto's Background and *Arrival*
Spanish Exploration and Conquest of Native America
Sublimus Dei
The Devastation of the Indians: A Brief Account By Bartolome de las Casas
Bartolomé de Las Casas
Bartolome de las Casas, A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies
Don Antonio de Otermin, The Pueblo Revolt
Hispanos Christianized  the Roman Empire
Buried Mirror
Priviledges and Prerogatives Granted by Their Catholic Majesties to Christopher
Extracts from Columbus' Journal on the First Voyage
The Columbus Letter on the First Voyage
The Papal Bull of Pope Alexander VI: Inter Caetera
The Columbus Doors in the U.S. Capitol
World's Columbian Exposition (1893)
The Christopher Columbus Controversy: Western Civilization vs. Primitivism
A Faithful Response to the 500th Anniversary
The Crimes of Christopher Columbus
Why AIM opposes Columbus Day and Columbus Day Parades
Columbus and the Age of Discovery


Virtual Museum of New France
La Nouvelle-France: 1524-1763
The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents 1610 to 1791
Hudson's Bay Company
Henry Hudson
Martyrs of New France
The Hudson's Bay Company Archives
1755: The French and Indian War
The Seven Years War Website
Printed Heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador


Mayflower Web Pages
Mayflower Documents
Mayflower Compact 1620
The Mayflower Compact
The American Sense of Puritan
The Pilgrims in the Capitol
Plimoth-on-Web: Plimoth Plantation's Web Site
The Plymouth Colony Archive Project at the University of Virginia
Massachusett's Body of Liberties (1641)
Original Documents
Reasons for the Plantation in New England
Rev. Francis Higginson’s True Description, 1629
The Humble Request, 1630
The Memoir of Capt. Roger Clapp of Dorchester
Fire and Ice: Puritan and Reformed Writings
America as a Religious Refuge: The Seventeenth Century
The First Thanksgiving Proclamation
The First Thanksgiving Proclamation
Samuel A. Green, Groton In The Witchcraft Times
Salem Witch Trials
17th c. Colonial New England, with special emphasis on the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692
The Salem Witch Hysteria
The Crucible
Salem Witch Trials Memorial
Thomas Brattle's Attack on the Salem Trials
Salem Witch Museum
Witchcraft Bibliography
William Bradford
Plimoth Plantation
History of Plymouth Plantation
Of Plymouth Plantation
Anne Bradstreet, A Dialogue Between Old England and New
Anne Bradstreet
Selected Poetry of Anne Bradstreet
Index to the Poetry of Anne Bradstreet
Select Sermons of  Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,"
A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections in Three Parts by Jonathan Edwards
True Saints, by Jonathan Edwards
Christian Classics
Jonathan Edwards On-Line
The Writings of Jonathan Edwards
How To Know If You Are A Real Christian by Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards on the Web
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Sinners in the hands of an angry GOD
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Here's What's New!
Select Sermons of  Jonathan Edwards
Thomas Hooker
Cotton Mather, From Magnalia Christi Americana
Cotton Mather, Hannah Dustan
The Cotton Mather Home Page
Increase & Cotton Mather
The Wonders of the Invisible World--Excerpts
Cotton Mather, Confession of Sarah Carrier
Cotton Mather, A General Introduction
Cotton Mather, Nehemias Americanus
New England Primer
The Poems of Edward Taylor
The Poetry of Michael Wigglesworth
John Winthrop, A Modell of Christian Charity
The Winthrop Society
A Model of Christian Charity
The Winthrop Papers
John Winthrop, "On Liberty"
John Winthrop A Model of Christian Charity


Jamestowne Society
Jamestown Rediscovery
Roanoke Colonies Research Office
Documenting the American South
Colonial Williamsburg
Virginia Colonial Records
Thomas Hariot (1560-1621)
Thomas Hariot's A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of  V I R G I N I A
The Jefferson Bible
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Letters,  Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Public Papers,  Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
A Summary View of the Rights of British America,  Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Notes on the State of Virginia,  Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Thomas Jefferson, "First Inaugural Address,"
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Thomas Jefferson: A Film by Ken Burns
John Smith, Advertisements for the Inexperienced Planters of New England
The True Travels, Adventures and Observations of Captain John Smith
Documenting the American South
Georgia Before Oglethorpe
The Jesuit Plantation Project


Quakers in Brief
George Fox Papers
Quaker Web Ring
Crevecoeur, Letters From An American Farmer
Benjamin Franklin: A Documentary History
Benjamin Franklin: An Enlightened American
The Autobiography of  Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin, "Disapproving and Accepting the Constitution,"
The Way to Wealth
Pages of 1753 Poor Richard's Almanack
Pages of 1759 Poor Richard's Almanack
Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin
Mark Twain, "The Late Benjamin Franklin"
Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America
Some Fruits of Solitude, William Penn
Penn's Charter of Libertie
William Penn, Visionary Proprietor
William Penn and the Indians
Journal of John Woolman
Journal of John Woolman
The New Netherland Project


Religion in Eighteenth-Century America
Religion and the American Revolution
Histories of the Battle of Saratoga, 1777
The War for American Independence
Bibliographies of the War of American Independence
Maryland Loyalism and the American Revolution
Revolution or Rebellion
The History Place: American Revolution
The American Revolution
Revolutionary War Period
Liberty!  The American Revolution
American Revolution
Samuel Adams, The Rights of the Colonists
John Adams, "Novanglus No. 7,"
John Adams, "Inaugural Address,"
Samuel Adams, "American Independence,"
William Bartram: Spiritual Naturalist
The Adventures of Colonel Daniel Boon
Charles Brockden Brown, Wieland
Charles Brockden Brown, Memoirs of Carwin
William Byrd II: The History of the Dividing Line
Documents from the Constitutional Congress and the Constitutional Convention
The Bill of Rights
Early American Documents
U.S. Founding Documents
Constitution of the United States
The Constitution of the United States of America
Constitutional Period
The Constitution of the United States
In Congress Assembled: Continuity and Change in the Governing of the United States
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation
Resolution of July 2 and Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence
The Stylistic Artistry of the Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence: A History
The Virginia Declaration of Rights
Declaration of Independence
U.S. Founding Documents
Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence in American by H. L. Mencken
John Dickinson, "Letter II from a Farmer,"
John Dickinson, "The Declaration on Taking up Arms,"
Letters From a Pennsylvania Farmer
The Federalist Papers
The Federalist Papers
Federalist Papers
Philip Freneau: "The Indian Burying Ground"
Freneau, Poems Relating to the American Revolution
Patrick Henry - Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
Patrick Henry, "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death"
Francis Corbin, "Answering Patrick Henry,"
Patrick Henry: The War Inevitable (Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!)
Patrick Henry: Liberty or Death
Common Sense By Thomas Paine
Plain Truth by James Chalmers
The American Crisis by Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine National Historical Association
Common Sense
Common Sense
Thomas Paine
The Thomas Paine Library
Thomas Paine Ring
The American Crisis by Thomas Paine
Common Sense
The American Crisis
The Rights of Man
The American Crisis by Thomas Paine
The Contrast: A Comedy   Tyler, Royall
The Contrast by Royall Tyler
George Washington's first inaugural address
George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress
George Washington Prevents the Revolt of his Officers
George Washington, First Inaugural Address
George Washington, "Farewell Address,"
George Washington's Farewel Address
The Life of George Washington By David Ramsay
The Apotheosis of George Washington
Yankee Doodle
1755: The French and Indian War
World Union of Deists


Logan's Speech
Baptism of Pocahontas
Pocahontas: Icon at the Crossroads of Race and Gender in America
Pocahontas, Half-Raced and Fully Sexed
Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
Native American Sites
Precolumbian America!
Sipapu: The Anasazi Emergence into the Cyber World
Documents Tracking the Theft of the Red Man's Land
The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations
The Constitutiion of the Iroquois Nations
The Iroquois Constitution
The Constitution of the Iroquois Confederacy
Rabbit in the Moon (Maya)
Maya Codices
Virtual Palenque
Mystery of the Maya
Haudenosaunee  People Building a Long House
The Six Nations:  Oldest Living Participatory Democracy on Earth
The Taino Expedition
A Gallery of Taino Images
Sample Taino and Arawak myths
The Taino Indigenous People of the Caribbean
The Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Council Longhouse
Aztec Manuscripts


olaudah equiano, the life of gustavus vassa
Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Excerpts from "The Interesting Narrative of Olauda Equiano"
Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
John Wesley, Thoughts Upon Slavery (1774)
A narrative of the most remarkable particulars in the life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw
Prince Hall
An address to the Negroes in the state of New-York, by Jupiter Hammon
A narrative of the uncommon sufferings, and surprizing deliverance of Briton Hammon, a Negro man
Phyllis Wheatley, An elegy, sacred to the memory of the great divine, the Reverend and learned Dr. Samuel Cooper
Poems Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatly
Phillis Wheatley On Various Subjects Religious and Moral
Poems on various subjects Phillis Wheatley
A Voice of Her Own, Phillis Wheatley
Jupiter Hammon's Poem to Phillis Wheatley


The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
Mary Rowlandson Captivity Narrative
Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson
Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Project
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, The Traps of Faith, Octavio Paz
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
The Poet's Answer To the Most Illustrious Sor Filotea De La Cruz
Admonishment: The Letter of Sor Philothea de la Cruz
Reply to Sor Filotea De La Cruz  by Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, First Feminist of the Americas
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Anne Hutchinson's Examination at the Court at Newton - November 1637

ART & Music

Theodor De Bry's Grand Voyages
Theodore De Bry Copper Plate Engravings
Baptism of Pocahontas
The Colonial Dancing Master
Early American Art
American Visions with Robert Hughes
Colonial American Music
Image Bank
Folk Music of the American Revolution
Gallery of Early American Portraits
Loyalist, British Songs & Poetry of the  American Revolution
The Early American Digital Library
Portrait Gallery
Images & Facsimilies
Native American Technology and Art
Flag Picture Gallery
Hall of Presidents
Revolution Links
The Pilgrims in the Capitol
West as America
Digital Reserves
Diego Rivera Virtual Museum
NARA Archival Information Locator
Images of Fur Trade History
Nahuatl Music


Massachusetts Coins
Furniture from the Index of American Design
17th Century Men's Fashions
17th Century Women's Fashion Plates
Native American Technology and Art
Images & Facsimilies
Flag Picture Gallery
Digital Reserves
The Leslie Brock Center for the Study of Colonial Currency
Colonial Toys
Colonial Occupations


Historical Maps of the United States
Discovery and Exploration
Exploring the West from Monticello
The Cartographic Creation of New England
North America Map Archive
Colonial America, 1776
Rare Map Collection at the Hargrett Library
Cartographic Images
Historical New Mexico Maps
Maps of the Southwest
Maps of the Pimeria: Early Cartography of the Southwest
Native American Tribes
Crossroads of Empire: Early Printed Maps of Texas and the Southwest
Historical Maps from Early America