Early Colonial Literature- unit resources

BradfordWilliam Bradford
complete text- Of Plymouth Plantation
Bradford's History (compiled Dr. Ted Hildebrandt of Gordon College)
William Bradford resources including a comprehensive list of links
William Bradford Web Site (developed and maintained by David Jay Webber)

BradstreetAnne Bradstreet

Bradstreet resources including links to her collected writing and biographical information
Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672) (developed and maintained by Dr. Donna Campbell, University of Washington)

notes and annotated poems

Study Texts on Anne Bradstreet's Poetry(Prepared by Ann Woodlief, Virginia Commonwealth University)


EdwardsJonathan Edwards

"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
pdf file (The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University)

"Personal Narrative"

pdf file (The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University)

comprehensive site for all things Edwards

The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University
HariotThomas Hariot


A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia
e-text (Project Gutenberg)
A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia
e-text(National Park Service)
A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia (including illustrations) e-text(Documenting the American South, UNC)
"Thomas Hariot, Trumpeter of Roanoke"(National Park Service)
MillerArthur Miller
brief biography
Arthur Miller (from the PBS American Masters series)
Miller's reflections on the play "Why I Wrote The Crucible"(The New Yorker )
comprehensive collection of original documents and other resources relating to the Salem Witch Trials
"Arthur Miller's The Crucible: Fact and Fiction (or Picky, Picky, Picky)"
17th Century Colonial New England by Margo Burns
study guide (Word document) The Crucible- study guide
RowlandsonMary Rowlandson
Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
e-text( Project Gutenberg)
SmithJohn Smith
Smith's first account of his Jamestown adventures (1608) A True Relation(hosted by the Virtual Jamestown Project)
The General History indexed by chapters The generall historie of Virginia, New England & the Summer Isles(from the American Memory site)
notes on the Smith & Pocahontas episode
"Did Pocahontas Save Captain John Smith?" (article by Stan Birchfield hosted by the University of Virginia)
biographical article
"Captain John Smith"(written by Dennis Montgomery published in the Colonial Williamsburg Journal and hosted by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation site)