1630 - 1760 William's and Hooker's Bay Psalm Book; Anne Bradstreet's The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America; Ben Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack.
1760 - 1787 Dec of Independence; Jefferson's Summary View of the Rights of British America; Brown's The Power of Sympathy: first Amer novel
1828 - 1836 Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales; Emerson's Nature and Self-Reliance; Irving's Rip van Winkle and Sleepy Hollow; Poe's The Raven; Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn (includes Paul Revere's Ride).
1830 - 1860 Dickinson's poems, Melville's Moby-Dick; Thoreau's Walden.
1900- 1945 Twain's Huckleberry Finn, Frost's The Road Not Taken; Parker's Enough Rope and Death and Taxes
1945 to present Miller's The Crucible and Death of a Salesman; Morrison's Beloved, Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye