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English III . American Literature. Why does history matter? This is English class. American literature is: w ritten by Americans w ritten from an American perspective about American society, direct result of American lifestyles, history, culture, etc. In the beginning….

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English iii

English III

American Literature


Why does history matter this is english class
Why does history matter? This is English class.

American literature is:

  • written by Americans

  • written from an American perspective

  • about American society, direct result of American lifestyles, history, culture, etc


In the beginning
In the beginning…

  • Migrants to America came over the Bering Strait – land bridge that linked Alaska and Russia

  • Native Americans


Native americans
Native Americans

  • Shared basic beliefs

    • The land is sacred, a living entity (thing)

    • The land should be treated with respect

    • No one can own land

    • Cycles of nature are more important than past, present, or future

    • Verbal traditions = storytelling


Europe
Europe

  • Crusades

  • Medieval times

  • The Inquisition

  • The Reformation

  • The Restoration

  • The Renaissance

  • The Victorians


European expansion
European Expansion

  • Explorers “found” new lands.

  • England – America, India, and more

  • Spain – all over

  • France – America, islands, Africa, Vietnam

  • Started in 1400s and continued…


Meaning
Meaning???

  • Brought all parts of the world into meaningful contact with one another for the first time in history.


Colonists
Colonists

  • Jamestown, VA : 1607, 32/105 survived

  • Plymouth, MA: 1620,

  • Pilgrims – Puritans


Indentured servants
Indentured Servants

  • Passage, food, clothing, shelter

  • Typically males 15 – 25

  • Starting in 1630, more than ½ population came as indentured servants

    Dutch

    German

    Scottish

    Irish

    Africans – enslaved 1/5 population


Justice
Justice

  • Death by hanging

    - burglary

    - counterfeiting

    - murder

    -piracy

    - rape

    - treason


Whipped
Whipped

  • Adultery

  • Gossip

  • Slander

  • Petty theft

  • Drunkenness

  • Disturbing the peace


Jail

  • Only for those awaiting trial or debtors

  • Pillory - wooden frame for hands and head

  • Stocks – legs and hands


Public shaming
Public Shaming

  • Pillory

  • Stocks

  • Ridicule

  • Embarrassment

  • Rotten eggs/vegetables

  • Public disgrace


Toys

  • Balls

  • Marbles

  • Kites

  • Dolls


Literature
Literature

  • Fliers

  • Pamphlets

  • Religious books – Bible 1611

    • St. James Version: first Bible in English

    • Bible is still top seller


Freedom of the press
Freedom of the Press

  • 1647 John Peter Zenger was arrested, jailed 10 months, protected a source who criticized the governor

  • His release – 1st victory for the freedom of the press

  • Continues today


Literary trends
Literary Trends

  • Plain style

  • Simplicity in writings as in furnishings, clothes, religious practices, etc

  • Communicates ideas easily

  • Not an opportunity to demonstrate cleverness


Dates
Dates

  • 1635 – 1st secondary school

  • 1636 – Harvard

  • 1647 – MA first public school

  • 1690 – schoolbook is publish in the colonies


Language
Language

  • Early 1600s – Each region of New England had its own dialect

  • VA – western England

  • MA – eastern England

  • Boston and middle colonies - Irish


How does this info help us
How does this info help us?

  • The stories

    • About the colonists

    • The Crucible – play

      We will better understand the stories if we reflect on the times in which they were written, the times in which these people lived.

      Our time, our culture is extremely different. Even though we are Americans, times have changed.


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