Early American Writers

  • The first Thanksgiving at Plymouth

    The first Thanksgiving at Plymouth
  • Immigration of English Puritans To Massachusetts Bay

    Immigration of English Puritans To Massachusetts Bay
  • Mary White's family immigrates from England to America

    Mary White's family immigrates from England to America
    Mary RowlandsonLater to become Mary White Rowlandson, Mary White was a Puritan who immigrated to America with her family from England.
  • Mary Rowlandson's kidnapping

    Mary Rowlandson's kidnapping
    During an attack by Indians on the town of Lancaster, Massachusets Mary Rowlandson was kidnapped and held captive until May 2, 1675. During her captivity Rowlandson's daughter died. Rowlandson was ransomed to freedom for 20 pounds.
  • The True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson is penned and published

    The True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson is penned and published
    Rowlandson's Narrative Mary Rowlandson was a victim of kidnapping by the Wampanoag Indians in Lancaster, Massachusetts. She was also the wife of a minister and was a Puritan. She was held captive for 11 weeks. Her Narrative tells the tale of her captivity. Mary Rowlandson wrote her story as a didactic, intending to instruct others about the providence God showed her during her ordeal.
  • Benjamin Franklin is born

    Benjamin Franklin is born
  • The Death of Mary Rowlandson

    The Death of Mary Rowlandson
    RowlandsonMary White Rowlandson Talcott died at 75 years of age in the Conneticut Valley town of Wethersfield.
  • Franklin begins writing The Autobiography

    Franklin begins writing The Autobiography
    Franklin's Autobiography Franklin took only about two weeks to write the first part of The Autobiography. He wrote this part as he was on a visit in the country. He was not a man who wasted much time. In fact, Benjamin Franklin held frugality and conservationalism in the highest regard.
  • The Death of Benjamin Franklin

    The Death of Benjamin Franklin
    Franklin's Death
    Benjamin Franklin died at the age of 84.
  • Birth of Henry David Thoreau

    Birth of Henry David Thoreau
    Thoreau's birth placethe t Born in a farmhouse near the village of Concord, his name was David Henry Thoreau which he later changed to Henry David Thoreau.
  • Year of Birth for Fredrick Douglass

    Year of Birth for Fredrick Douglass
    The Life and Legacy of Fredrick Douglass
    Because no accurate records were kept for the birth of slaves Douglass did not ever truly know his age. Because of his belief and struggle for independance in America I gave him the Month and day of July 4.
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
    Preface to Douglass's Narrative by Garrison
    This Narrative was printed by the Anti-Slavery Office in Boston Massachussets. An amazing testimony and Anti-Slavery Propoganda. Douglass was the archetypal self made man.
  • Thoreau writes the paper Resistance to Civil Government

    Thoreau writes the paper Resistance to Civil Government
    Civil Disobedience
    Thoreau refused to pay a poll tax in order to make a statemtent ot the government which he believed was practicing wrongdoing at the time. He spent one night in prison and was released when someone paid the tax for him. His refusal to pay was a statement of his dissaproval of the poll tax and what it stood for.
  • Henry David Thoreau publishes Walden

    Henry David Thoreau publishes Walden
    Walden
    Walden was written as a didactic by Thoreau on how to live in what he percieved as simplicity which equated to good living. Thoreau was a Trancendentalist.
  • American Civil War Begins

    American Civil War Begins
  • Death of Henry David Thoreau

    Death of Henry David Thoreau
    Thoreau's Eulogy Thoreau died at 44 years of age.
  • American Civil War Ends

    American Civil War Ends
  • The Autobiography, by Benjamin Franklin is published as a whole

    The Autobiography, by Benjamin Franklin is published as a whole
    SparkNotes: The Autobiography of Benjamin FranklinPublished in it's entirety in 1868 The Autobiography begins as a letter to Franklin's son and later transforms into a didactic. Franklin puts the most emphasis on how he improved himself, and the circumstances he met in his life that brought him along to the point he began writing The Autobiography. It reads sort of like a self help book giving advice along the way.
  • The Death of Fredrick Douglass

    The Death of Fredrick Douglass
    Fredrick Douglass's Final Speech
    Douglass died of a heart attack after his final speech on Women's rights. Douglass had a belief in freedom for all. He was a life long learner and champion for freedom.