American Voices, Volume 1: A Historical Reader
July 1992, ©1992, Wiley-Blackwell
2. Cotton Hather, Wonders of the Invisible World (1693).
3. Jonathan Edwards, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (1741).
4. Francis Parkman, Montcalm and Wolfe (1884).
5. Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography (1868).
6. Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776).
7. Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur, What is an American? (1782).
8. Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia (1785).
9. James Madison, The Federalist (1787-88).
10.Parson Weems, The Life of George Washington (1800).
11.Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820).
12.Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (1835-1840).
13.Red Jacket, Reply to Missionary Cram at Buffalo, New York, 1805.
14.George Catlin, Letters and Notes on the North American Indians (1841).
15.Ralph Waldo Emerson, The American Scholar (1837).
16.Margaret Fuller, Women in the Nineteenth Century (1845).
17.Frederick Douglass, Life as a Slave (1855).
18.Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn (1884).
19.Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852).
20.Henry David Thoreau, A Plea for Captain John Brown (1859).
21.Margaret Leech, Arrival of a Westerner (1941).
David Burner, a professor of history at SUNY at Stony Brook, received his doctorate at Columbia, where he studied under Richard Hofstadter. He has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and was a Ford Fellow at Harvard. His early books are The Politics of Provincialism and Herbert Hoover: A Public Life. He is also the author of Making Peace with the Sixties (1996) and John F. Kennedy and a New Generation (2nd edition, 2003). He is currently writing a history of West Point.