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1622
Mourt's Relation published in London

    

1637
Thomas Morton, "New English Canaan"

   
    
   

1650
Anne Bradstreet, "The Tenth Muse"

    

1661
George Bishop, "New England Judged"

   
    
   

1667
George Bishop, "New England Judged, II"

    

1683
Mary Rowlandson's narrative

   
    
   

1692
Cotton Mather, "Wonders of the Invisible World"

    

1695
Thomas Maule denounces Puritan leaders

   
    
   

1700
Robert Calef, "More Wonders of the Invisible World"

    

1702
Cotton Mather publishes "Magnalia Christi Americana"

   
   

1702
John Hale publishes "A Modest Inquiry"

    

1764
Thomas Hutchinson, "History of the Colony and Province of Massachusetts Bay"

   
    
   

1770
Phillis Wheatley, "Elegy for George Whitefield"

    

1773
Mary Rowlandson's narrative reprinted

   
   

1773
Phillis Wheatley, "Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral"

    

1776
Samuel Hopkins, A Dialogue Concerning the Slavery of the Africans

   
    
   

1801
Reprint of French edition of Phillis Wheatley's poems

    

1802
Reprint of Phillis Wheatley's poems published in NH

   
    
   

1814
Washington Irving, "Philip of Pokanoket"

    

1815
The Affecting Narrative of Louisa Baker

   
    
   

1820
Cotton Mather's "Magnalia Christi Americana" reprinted

1820
Witch of New England published

   
    
   

1822
Timothy Dwight, "Travels in New England and New York"

    

1823
Calef's "More Wonders of the Invisible World" reprinted

   
    
   

1824
Lydia Sigourney, "Sketches of Connecticut Forty Years Since"

1824
A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison published

   
   

1824
Lydia Maria Child, "Hobomok: A Tale of Early Times"

    

1825
John Winthrop's "History of New England" reprinted

   
    
   

1826
James Fenimore Cooper, "The Last of the Mohicans"

    

1827
James Fenimore Cooper, "The Wept of Wish-ton-Wish"

   
   

1827
Catharine Sedgwick, "Hope Leslie, or Early Times in Massachusetts"

1827
Sarah Josepha Hale, "Northwood"

   
    
   

1829
William Apes publishes "A Son of the Forest"

1829
Charles Goodrich, "A History of the United States of America"

   
   

1829
David Walker, An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World

    

1830 - 1870
Domestic fiction dominates literary market

   
    
   

1831
Charles W. Upham, "Lectures on Witchcraft"

1831
John Greenleaf Whitter, "Legends of New England"

   
   

1831
Nathaniel Hawthorne, "My Kinsman, Major Molineux"

    

1833
Lydia Maria Child, "An Appeal for that Class of Americans Called Africans"

   
   

1833
Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The Last Leaf"

    

1834
Whittier publishes "The Slave Ship"

   
   

1834
James Hawkes, A Retrospect of the Boston Tea-Party, with a Memoir of George R.T. hewes"

    

1835
Benjamin Bussey Thatcher, "Traits of the Tea Party; Being a Memoir of George R.T. Hewes"

   
    
   

1836
Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Maypole at Merrymount"

    

1837
Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Twice-Told Tales"

   
   

1837
Sarah Grimke, "Letters on the Equality of the Sexes"

1837
Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Endicott and the Red Cross"

   
   

1837
Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The American Scholar"

    

1839
Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Algic Researches

   
    
   

1841
Catharine Williams, "The Neutral French, or the Exiles of Nova Scotia"

1841
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Skeleton in Armor"

   
   

1841
Catharine Beecher, "A Treatise on Domestic Economy"

1841
Longfellow, "The Wreck of the Hesperus," in Ballads and Other Poems

   
    
   

1842
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Poems on Slavery

1842
With the encouragement of his friend Charles Sumner, Longfellow publishes "Poems on Slavery

   
    
   

1845
Frederick Douglas publishes his narrative.

    

1846
Hawthorne, "Roger Malvyn's Burial" in Mosses From An Old Manse

   
    
   

1847
John Greenleaf Whittier, "Supernaturalism of New England"

1847
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Evangeline"

   
    
   

1848
William Oakes, Scenery of the White Mountains

1848
Elizabeth Ellet. Women of the American Revolution

   
   

1848
James Russell Lowell, "The Courtin'"

    

1850
Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Scarlet Letter"

   
   

1850
Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Great Stone Face"

    

1851
Herman Melville, "Moby Dick"

   
   

1851
Harriet Beecher Stowe, "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

1851
J.W. DeForest, "History of the Indians of Connecticut"

   
   

1851
Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The House of the Seven Gables"

    

1853
Samuel Drake's edition of "Magnalia Christi Americana"

   
    
   

1854
Lucy Larcom, "Hannah Binding Shoes"

    

1855
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Song of Hiawatha"

   
   

1855
Herman Melville, "Tartarus of Maids"

1855
William C. Nell, "Colored Patriots of the American Revolution"

   
    
   

1856
Benjamin Willey, Incidents in White Mountain History

    

1857
John Greenleaf Whittier, "Skipper Ireson's Ride,"

   
    
   

1858
Longfellow, "The Courtship of Miles Standish"

    

1859
Harriet Wilson, "Our Nig, or Sketches from the LIfe of a Free Black"

   
   

1859
Harriet Beecher Stowe, The Minister's Wooing

    

1861
Longfellow publishes "Paul Revere's Ride" in Atlantic Monthly

   
   

1861
Oliver Wendell Holmes, "Under the Washington Elm"

    

1862
Hawthorne published "Chiefly About War Matters" in The Atlantic Monthly

   
    
   

1863
Longfellow , "Tales of a Wayside Inn"

    

1864
Massachusetts Historical Society published Phillis Wheatley letters

   
    
   

1866
John Greenleaf Whittier, "Snowbound"

    

1869
Harriet Beecher Stowe, "Old-Town Folks"

   
    
   

1881
Controversy over John G. Whittier's "The King's Missive"

    

1887
Edward Bellamy, "Looking Backward"

   
    
   

1893
Alice Morse Earle, "Customs and Fashions of Old New England"

    

1902
Edith Wharton designs "The Mount" in Lenox, Massachusetts

   
   

1902
William Dean Howells purchases a summer home on Kittery Point, Maine

    

1912
Robert Frost, "North of Boston"

   
    
   

1915
Frank G. Speck, "Decorative Art of the Indian Tribes of Connecticut"

    

1953
Arthur Miller, "The Crucible"

   
    
   

1992
The Last of the Mohicans filmed

    

1996
The Crucible filmed

   

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