Introduction to Early American and Puritan Literature

If we understand the past, we are more likely to recognise what is happening around us.     –Helen Dunmore, British Poet


Learning Outcomes

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Church building in Danvers, Montana

  • Describe the major historical and cultural developments of colonial America; explain key concepts
  • Describe the major conventions, tropes, and themes of Puritan and early American literature; identify and discuss those features with regard to individual works