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Maddock American Lit Unit I

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William Bradford
wrote "Of Plymouth Plantation"
Jonathan Edwards
wrote "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
Christopher Columbus
wrote "Journal of the First Voyage to America"
John Smith
wrote "The General History of Virginia"
Great Awakening
an attempt in the 1700s to revive the Puritan religion
St. Augustine, Florida
in 1565, first permanent European settlement in what later became the U.S.
Jamestown, Virginia
in 1607, first permanent English settlement in what later became the U.S.
Plymouth, Massachusetts
in 1620, founded by the travelers from the Mayflower
entreated
v. begged
mollified
v. calmed
pilfered
v. stole
traversed
v. traveled
feigned
v. pretended, faked
mortality
n. death on a large scale
subsisted
v. survived
loath
adj. reluctant
peril
n. danger
sundry
adj. various types
journal
an individual's day-by-day account of events
slave narrative
autobiographical account of life as a slave
exploration narrative
firsthand account of the experiences of people such as the Europeans who trailblazed the Americas
origin myth
traditional story explaining how life began that is passed down from generation to generation
Puritan Plain Style
characterized by short words, direct statements, and references to ordinary everyday objects
sermon
broadly defined as a speech given from a pulpit in a house of worship
subjective
influenced by one's own perception of things
objective
characterized by facts that are perceptible to persons other than the affected individual
William Byrd
wrote "The History of the Dividing Line"