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Date
Title
Theme/
Source

Online Source
1685 Philip Lea, North America Divided into Its III Principall Parts, map (zoomable) GROWTH 1 Library of Congress
1687 An unidentified French Huguenot refugee in Boston, narrative, selections PEOPLES 2 National Humanities Center
1687
-1759
On arriving and settling in British America: selections from the writings of continental Europeans including Francis Daniel Pastorius (German), Gottlieb Mittelberger (German), Rev. J. M. Bolzius (German/Austrian), Hans Ruegsegger et al. (Swiss), Acadian petitioners (French), and an unnamed Protestant refugee (French) PEOPLES 2 National Humanities Center
1692 Richard Frame [perhaps a pseudonym], A Short Description of Pennsylvania, poem, selections on the animals, plants, ores, and land of the colony GROWTH 8 National Humanities Center
1692
-1760
On the plants, animals, and natural resources of the British Atlantic colonies: commentary/drawings/maps by John Bartram, Robert Beverley, Jr., Rev. J. M. Bolzius, Emanuel Bowen, Rev. Andrew Burnaby, William Byrd, Mark Catesby, Richard Frame, Peter Kalm, John Lawson, F. L. Michel, Gottfried Mittelberger, Herman Moll, John Norris, and P. G. F. von Reck GROWTH 8 National Humanities Center
1695 Rev. John Miller, New York Considered and Improved (originally entitled Description of the Province and City of New York), selections GROWTH 1 National Humanities Center
ca. 1695
-ca. 1780
Luxury consumer goods and residential interiors, exhibited in the online Timeline of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art ECONOMIES 4 Metropolitan Museum of Art
1696 Rev. Cotton Mather, A Good Master Well Served, sermon, selections
  • - On the religious and economic status of slaves
  • - On the Christian position on slavery

PEOPLES 4
IDEAS 3
National Humanities Center
1696
-1759
On slavery and Christianity: selections from religious leaders
  • - Puritan: Rev. Cotton Mather
  • - Anglican: Rev. George Whitefield
  • - Quaker: John Hepburn, Rev. Elihu Coleman, Benjamin Lay, Rev. John Woolman, and Anthony Benezet
IDEAS 3 National Humanities Center
1696
-1792
On the perspectives of African Americans and European Americans toward each other: selections from
  • - African Americans: Boyrereau Brinch, Olaudah Equiano, Phillis Wheatley, and Venture Smith
  • - European Americans: Rev. Cotton Mather, Benjamin Franklin, William Moraley, William Byrd, Landon Carter, David Horsmanden, Rev. J. M. Bolzius, Gov. James Glen, Charles Hansford, and slaveholders placing runaway ads in the Virginia Gazette
PEOPLES 4 National Humanities Center
1697 Dr. Benjamin Bullivant, A Journal with Observations on My Travel from Boston in N[ew]. E[ngland]. to N[ew]. Y[ork]., New-Jersies & Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, selections on New York GROWTH 2 National Humanities Center
1697
-1766
On New York, New York
  • - Descriptions by Dr. Benjamin Bullivant, Sarah Kemble Knight, Dr. Alexander Hamilton, Peter Kalm, and Rev. Andrew Burnaby
  • - Map by John Montrésor
  • - Engraving by John Carwitham
GROWTH 2 National Humanities Center
ca. 1697
-1773
Virginia's Colonial Dynasties, online exhibition of 24 portraits from the Virginia Historical Society ECONOMIES 5 Virginia Historical Society
1698 Gabriel Thomas, An Historical and Geographical Account of Pensilvania and of West-New-Jersey, selection on religious freedom GROWTH 2 National Humanities Center
1698
-1763
On failed colonies: selections from documents on New Caledonia (isthmus of Panama), New Bern (North Carolina), a proposed Swiss colony (Pennsylvania), and the proposed colony of New Wales (Ohio River Valley) GROWTH 6 National Humanities Center
1698
-1769
On the ethnic and religious diversity of the British American colonies: commentary from Gabriel Thomas, Francis Louis Michel, Robert Beverley, John Lawson, Rev. Hugh Jones, Lewis Morris, Elizabeth Ashbridge, Rev. J. M. Bolzius, Francis Cample, Rev. John Callender, Dr. Alexander Hamilton, Peter Kalm, Gottlieb Mittelberger, Benjamin Franklin, Edmund Burke, Rev. Andrew Burnaby, Rev. Ezra Stiles, and Christopher Schultz PEOPLES 6 National Humanities Center
1699 Edward Randolph, Surveyor-General of His Majesty's Customs for North America, letter to the English Board of Trade and Plantations, selections
  • - On Carolina
  • - On the progress of commerce in Carolina
  • - On the French presence in the lower Mississippi River valley



GROWTH 1
ECONOMIES 1
AMERICAN 1
National Humanities Center
1699 William Paterson, Report of Matters Relating to the Colony of Caledonia Colony (isthmus of Panama), selections on the failure and abandonment of the colony GROWTH 6 National Humanities Center
1699 Herman Moll, The Scots Settlement in America called Caledonia, map (enlargeable), publ. 1735 GROWTH 6 University of Alabama
1699
-1760
On the colonies' commercial ties to Great Britain: selections
  • - American perspectives: William Clarke and Benjamin Franklin
  • - European perspectives: Edward Randolph, Francis Louis Michel, Rev. Hugh Jones, Peter Kalm, Edmund Burke, and Rev. Andrew Burnaby
ECONOMIES 1 National Humanities Center
1700 Francis Daniel Pastorius, Circumstantial Geographical Description of the Lately Discovered Province of Pennsylvania, selections
  • - On the colony of Pennsylvania (narrative)
  • - On the colony of Pennsylvania (letter to his father in Germany)
  • - On Native Americans


GROWTH 1
PEOPLES 2
PEOPLES 3
National Humanities Center
1700
-1702
Documents related to the French Huguenot settlement of Manakin Town, Virginia, selections GROWTH 4 National Humanities Center
1700
-1706
On slavery and Christianity—a pamphlet war in Boston: selections from
  • - Samuel Sewell, The Selling of Joseph: A Memorial, essay
  • - John Saffin, A Brief and Candid Answer to a late Printed Sheet, Entitled, The Selling of Joseph, essay
  • - "Question: Whether Trading for Negroes . . . be . . . contrary to the great Law of Christianity," The Athenian Oracle, London: 1704; pamphlet reprint ordered by Samuel Sewall, 1705
  • - Rev. Cotton Mather, The Negro Christianized, treatise
IDEAS 3
& IDEAS 5
National Humanities Center
1700
-1760
Printed broadsides from American printers, representative selection (14) from the Printed Ephemera Collection, Library of Congress IDEAS 5 National Humanities Center
1700
-1775
On the relationship of Native Americans and European Americans: selections from
  • - Native Americans: Tomachichi (Creek), Gachradodow (Iroquois), Shickellamy (Oneida), Atiwaneto (Abenaki), Shingas et al. (Delaware), Minavavana (Chippewa), and Saghughsuniunt (Oneida)
  • - European Americans: F. D. Pastorius, F. L. Michel, John Lawson, Christoph von Graffenried, Rev. Samuel Stoddard, William Byrd, P. G. F. von Reck, Rev. John Callender, Francis Cample, Rev. J. M. Bolzius, John Bartram, Edmond Aitken, James Kenny, John Woolman, William Smith, and James Adair
PEOPLES 3 National Humanities Center
1700
-1776
On Charles Town, South Carolina
  • - Descriptions by John Lawson, Eliza Lucas [Pinckney], Rev. J. M. Bolzius, Peletiah Webster, and "Capt. Martin, captain of a Man of War"
  • - Map by Edward Crisp
  • - Engraving by Samuel Smith
GROWTH 2 National Humanities Center
ca. 1701 Regulations of Yale College: Orders and Appointments to be Observed in the Collegiate School in Connecticut, devised ca. 1701, as transcribed in 1726 by student Jonathan Ashley, selections IDEAS 4 National Humanities Center
1702 Rev. Cotton Mather, Magnalia Christi Americana; Or, The Ecclesiastical History of New-England, Book I, selections on Boston GROWTH 2 National Humanities Center
1702
-1704
Francis (Franz) Louis Michel, report of his journey from Switzerland to Virginia, Oct. 1701- Dec. 1702, with related correspondence
  • - On Philadelphia
  • - On Manakin Town, the French Huguenot settlement in Virginia
  • - On a proposed Swiss colony in Pennsylvania
  • - On bull frogs in Virginia
  • - On the Indians of Virginia
  • - On America as a haven from persecution in Europe
  • - On commerce in the colonies


GROWTH 2
GROWTH 4
GROWTH 6
GROWTH 8
PEOPLES 3
PEOPLES 6
ECONOMIES 1
National Humanities Center
1702
-1769
On Boston, Massachusetts
  • - Descriptions by Rev. Cotton Mather, Daniel Neal, Dr. Alexander Hamilton, Rev. Andrew Burnaby, and William Price
  • - Map by William Price
  • - Engraving by John Carwitham
GROWTH 2 National Humanities Center
1704
-1705
Sarah Kemble Knight, travel diary of a journey from Boston to New York City and return, October 1704 - March 1705 (publ. 1825), selections
  • - On the colony of Connecticut
  • - On New York City



GROWTH 1
GROWTH 2
National Humanities Center
1704
-1778
On Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • - Descriptions by Francis Louis Michel, William Moraley, Titan Leeds, Joseph Breintnall, Dr. Alexander Hamilton, Peter Kalm, Gottlieb Mittelberger, Benjamin Franklin, and Rev. Andrew Burnaby
  • - Map by Nicholas Scull
  • - Engraving by John Carwitham
GROWTH 2 National Humanities Center
1705 Rev. Francis Makemie, A Plain and Friendly Perswasive to the Inhabitants of Virginia and Maryland for Promoting Towns and Cohabitation, selections
  • - On the need to build towns in Virginia
  • - On the prospect of the colonies' independence



ECONOMIES 2
AMERICAN 5
National Humanities Center
1705 / 1722 Robert Beverley, Jr., The History and Present State of Virginia, selections from 1722 edition
  • - On the colony of Virginia
  • - On the extremes of Virginia's climate
  • - On religious and ethnic diversity in Virginia
  • - On slaves and indentured servants


GROWTH 1
GROWTH 8
PEOPLES 6
ECONOMIES 6
National Humanities Center
1705
-1750
On servitude in British America: commentary by five white men—Robert Beverley, John Norris, Rev. Hugh Jones, William Moraley, and Rev. J. M. Bolzius ECONOMIES 6 National Humanities Center
1705
-1762
On the ethnic and religious diversity of the British American colonies: commentary by Gabriel Thomas, Francis Louis Michel, Robert Beverley, John Lawson, Rev. Hugh Jones, Lewis Morris, Elizabeth Ashbridge, Rev. J. M. Bolzius, Francis Cample, Rev. John Callender, Dr. Alexander Hamilton, Peter Kalm, Gottlieb Mittelberger, Benjamin Franklin, Edmund Burke, Rev. Andrew Burnaby, Rev. Ezra Stiles, and Christopher Schultz PEOPLES 6 National Humanities Center
1705
-1762
On the variety and characteristics of colonial economies: commentary by Rev. Francis Makemie, John Saffin, Richard Lewis, Rev. J. M. Bolzius, Benjamin Franklin, John Woolman, and announcements of merchant ship arrivals and departures in the Virginia Gazette ECONOMIES 2 National Humanities Center
1705
-1767
On the prospect of the colonies' independence: commentary by Rev. Francis Makemie, Jeremiah Dummer, Rev. Hugh Jones, Peter Kalm, William Smith, Lewis Evans, Rev. Jonathan Mayhew, Rev. Andrew Burnaby, Benjamin Franklin, Rev. Thomas Barnard, and Gov. Thomas Pownall AMERICAN 5 National Humanities Center
1706 Rev. Cotton Mather, The Negro Christianized, treatise, selections IDEAS 3 National Humanities Center
1707 A pamphlet war on the governor's power in Massachusetts: selections from
  • - Rev. Cotton Mather, A Memorial on the Present Deplorable State of New-England
  • - Gov. Joseph Dudley, A Modest Inquiry into the Grounds and Occasions of the Late Pamphlet Entitled A Memorial of the Deplorable State of New-England
GROWTH 1
& IDEAS 5
National Humanities Center
1707 Rev. Francis Makemie, A Narrative of a New and Unusual American Imprisonment of Two Presbyterian Ministers, selections AMERICAN 3 National Humanities Center
1707 Gov. John Archdale, A New Description of That Fertile and Pleasant Province of Carolina, selections on the taking of Indians' land GROWTH 7 National Humanities Center
1707 Ebenezer Cooke, "The Sot-Weed Factor," poem ECONOMIES 3 Renascence Editions
1707
-1760
Merchants satirized in poetry, dialogue, and art: works by Ebenezer Cooke, Lewis Morris, John Greenwood, and George Roupell ECONOMIES 3 National Humanities Center;
Renascence Editions
1707
-1765
On the taking of Indians' land: commentary
  • - Native Americans leaders of the Mohegan, Lenni Lenape, Choctaw, and Chickasaw
  • - Europeans and European Americans: John Archdale, Peter Kalm, Charles Thomson, Rev. Samuel Stoddard, Rev. John Callender, King George III, and the Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends
GROWTH 7 National Humanities Center
1709 John Saffin, "New England's Lamentation of Her Present State," poem, selection ECONOMIES 2 National Humanities Center
1709 Rev. Cotton Mather, Theopolis Americana [God's City: America]: An Essay on the Golden Street of the Holy City: Publishing a Testimony against the Corruptions of the Market-Place, sermon, publ. 1710, selections ECONOMIES 2 National Humanities Center
1709 John Lawson, A New Voyage to Carolina, Containing the Exact Description and Natural History of That Country
  • - On Charles Town
  • - On the rattlesnake, black snake, buffalo, tortoise, and opossum
  • - On Native Americans
  • - On religious freedom and diversity in Charleston


GROWTH 2
GROWTH 8
PEOPLES 3
PEOPLES 6
National Humanities Center
1709
-1712
William Byrd II, Virginia planter, diary, selections ECONOMIES 5 National Humanities Center
1710 John Verelst, English portrait painter, oil portraits of four Indian leaders (Iroquois and Algonquin) PEOPLES 3 Portrait Gallery of Canada
1710 Christoph von Graffenried, Plan of the Swiss Colony in Carolina Begun in 1710, map (enlargeable), drawn ca. 1714 GROWTH 4 New Bern- Craven County [NC] Public Library et al.
1710
-1714
Christoph von Graffenried, Relation of My American Project (also known as Account of the Founding of New Bern [North Carolina]), written ca. 1716, selections
  • - On the first years of New Bern: letters from Swiss-German settlers, 1711
  • - On the failure of New Bern
  • - On Native Americans



GROWTH 4
& PEOPLES 2
GROWTH 6
PEOPLES 3
National Humanities Center
ca. 1710 Justus Englehardt Kühn, Henry Darnall III, oil on canvas, portrait of a Maryland planter's young son with his African American slave PEOPLES 4 National Humanities Center
ca. 1710
-1761
Representations of African Americans in portraits by the European American painters John Greenwood, John Hesselius, and J. E. Kühn PEOPLES 4 National Humanities Center
ca. 1711 Edward Crisp, A Plan of the Town and Harbor of Charles Town, inset in A Compleat Description of the Province of Carolina, map (zoomable) GROWTH 2 Library of Congress
1712 John Norris, Profitable Advice for Rich and Poor . . . , Containing a Description, or True Relation, of South Carolina, An English Plantation, or Colony, in America, selections
  • - On the colony of South Carolina
  • - On the "wild beasts" of the region
  • - On slaves and indentured servants



GROWTH 1
GROWTH 8
ECONOMIES 6
National Humanities Center
1715 John Hepburn, The American Defence of the Christian Golden Rule, or An Essay to Prove the Unlawfulness of Making Slaves of Men, essay, selections IDEAS 3 National Humanities Center
ca. 1715
-1720
Herman Moll, This Map of North America, According to the Newest and Most Exact Observations, map (zoomable) ECONOMIES 1 Library of Congress
1717 Sir Robert Montgomery, A Discourse Concerning the Design'd Establishment of a New Colony to the South of Carolina, in the Most Delightful Country of the Universe, selections GROWTH 6 Library of Congress
1717
-1742
On the founding and early years of Georgia: selections by Sir Robert Montgomery, Gen. James Oglethorpe, the Trustees of the Colony of Georgia, and the colonists of Georgia GROWTH 6 National Humanities Center;
Library of Congress
1718 Rev. Cotton Mather, A Man of Reason. A Brief Essay to Demonstrate That All Men Should Hearken to Reason, essay, selections IDEAS 1 National Humanities Center
1718
-1775
On religion and reason: selections from Puritan clergymen Cotton Mather, Benjamin Colman, Andrew Eliot, and Samuel Langdon IDEAS 1 National Humanities Center
1720 Daniel Neal, History of New England, selection on Boston GROWTH 2 National Humanities Center
1720 Gov. Robert Johnson, South Carolina, responses to British queries, queries 3-5 on the Indian, French, and Spanish presence on the western frontier, selections AMERICAN 1 National Humanities Center
1720s
-1757
Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography, written 1771/1784-1785/1788; first publ. 1791, selections
  • - On initiating the cleaning and paving of Philadelphia streets
  • - On learning the printing trade and establishing his printing businesses
  • - On his "Thirteen Virtues," and on acquiring luxury goods
  • - On Rev. George Whitefield's preaching and his proposed "orphan house"
  • - On the creation of the Junto Club and its subscription library
  • - On the Albany Plan of Union


GROWTH 2
PEOPLES 1

ECONOMIES 4
IDEAS 2

IDEAS 4
AMERICAN 4
National Humanities Center;
History Matters
(George Mason Univ. & City Univ. of New York)
1721 Rev. Cotton Mather, The Christian Philosopher, treatise, selections
  • - On the heavens, animals, and man (selections from three essays)
  • - On the current state of scientific knowledge (selections from the thirty-two essays)

IDEAS 1
IDEAS 6
National Humanities Center
1721 The paper war over smallpox vaccination during the Boston epidemic, selections from:
  • - Letters and editorials by Rev. Cotton Mather, Dr. William Douglass, James Franklin, and others, published in Boston newspapers
  • - Pamphlets by Rev. Cotton Mather & Dr. Zebediah Boylston, Rev. Benjamin Colman, Rev. William
  • - Cooper, and Rev. John Williams
IDEAS 5
& IDEAS 7
National Humanities Center
1721 Jeremiah Dummer, A Defense of the New England Charters, selections
  • - On the colonists' rights and privileges as Englishmen
  • - On the prospect of the colonies' independence

AMERICAN 2
AMERICAN 5
National Humanities Center
1722 Rev. Samuel Stoddard, An Answer to Some Cases of Conscience Respecting the Country, Question VIII on the taking of Indian lands GROWTH 7
& PEOPLES 3
National Humanities Center
1722 Daniel Coxe, A Description of the English Province of Carolana, selections on the colonies' disunity AMERICAN 4 National Humanities Center
1722
-1764
On the colonies' disunity: commentary by Daniel Coxe, Peter Kalm, Benjamin Franklin, William Clarke, Rev. Andrew Burnaby, and Gov. Thomas Pownall AMERICAN 4 National Humanities Center
1723 Rev. Benjamin Colman, God Deals with Us as Rational Creatures, sermon, selections IDEAS 1 National Humanities Center
1724 Christopher Sauer (Sower), Germantown, Pennsylvania, letter to "brothers and friends" in Germany on his transatlantic voyage and arrival in America GROWTH 3 Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1724 Rev. Hugh Jones, The Present State of Virginia, selections
  • - On the colony of Virginia
  • - On religious diversity in the colonies
  • - On populating the colonies with impoverished emigrants from England
  • - On slaves and indentured servants
  • - On the prospect of the colonies' independence

GROWTH 9
PEOPLES 6
ECONOMIES 1

ECONOMIES 6
AMERICAN 5
National Humanities Center
ca. 1724 Hans Hysing (attributed to), portrait of William Byrd II, Virginia planter, oil on canvas ECONOMIES 5 Virginia Historical Society
1725 Robert Parke, Irish Quaker in Pennsylvania, letter to relatives in Ireland on settling in Pennsylvania GROWTH 4 National Humanities Center
1726 Lewis Morris, Dialogue Concerning Trade, selections ECONOMIES 3 National Humanities Center
1726 Henry Brooke, "Modern Politeness," poem IDEAS 4 National Humanities Center
ca. 1726 Rev. George Berkeley, "Verses by the Author on the Prospect of Planting Arts and Learning in America," written ca. 1726, publ. 1752 AMERICAN 1 National Humanities Center
1727 Rev. Cotton Mather, The Terror of the Lord. Some Account of the Earthquake That Shook New-England, sermon, selections IDEAS 1 National Humanities Center
1727 Rev. James Allin, Thunder and Earthquake, A Loud and Awful Call to Reformation, sermon, selections IDEAS 1 National Humanities Center
1727 Rev. Thomas Prince, Earthquakes the Works of God, and Tokens of His Just Displeasure, sermon, 1727, 1755 reprint, selections IDEAS 1 National Humanities Center
1727 & 1755 On God and earthquakes: selections from Puritan clergymen Cotton Mather, James Allen, and Thomas Prince; and Puritan scholar John Winthrop IDEAS 1 National Humanities Center
ca. 1727 / 1751 Dr. John Tennent (attributed to), Every Man His Own Doctor: The Poor Planter's Physician, ca. 1727; selections from 4th ed., 1751 IDEAS 7 National Humanities Center
ca. 1727
-1735
Jane Coleman Turell, poems and diary entries, compiled by her husband Rev. Ebenezer Turell in Memoirs of the Life and Death of the Pious and Ingenious Mrs. Jane Turell, 1735, selections PEOPLES 5 National Humanities Center
1727
-1784
Benjamin Franklin on wealth, luxury, and virtue: selections from his autobiography, essays, correspondence, almanacs, testimony before the House of Commons, and articles in The Pennsylvania Gazette; and from Gentleman's Magazine ECONOMIES 4 National Humanities Center
1727
- 1784
Benjamin Franklin, correspondence, selections
  • - On the "Negro school" in Philadelphia
  • - On German immigrants in Pennsylvania
  • - On luxury and consumer goods
  • - On science
  • - On the colonies' disunity
  • - On the prospect of the colonies' independence

PEOPLES 4
PEOPLES 6
ECONOMIES 4
IDEAS 6
AMERICAN 4
AMERICAN 5
National Humanities Center
1728 Richard Lewis, "To His Excellency Benedict Leonard Calvert, Governour, and Commander in Chief, in and over the Province of Maryland," poem, selection ECONOMIES 2 National Humanities Center
1728 William Byrd, The History of the Dividing Line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina, Run in the Year of Our Lord 1728, publ. 1841, selections
  • - On the animals and plants of the northeastern North Carolina
  • - On Native Americans


GROWTH 8
PEOPLES 3
National Humanities Center
1728 Thomas Makin, "A Discription of Pennsylvania," poem GROWTH 9 National Humanities Center
ca. 1728
-1738
John Heaten (attributed to), the Van Bergen overmantel, Greene County, New York, oil on cherry wood PEOPLES 6 National Humanities Center
1728
-1756
Poems on Pennsylvania by Thomas Makin, George Webb, and Jacob Duché, selections GROWTH 9 National Humanities Center
1729 George Webb, "A Memorial to William Penn," poem, in The Genuine Leeds Almanack for the Year of Christian Account 1730, full text and selection GROWTH 2
& GROWTH 9
National Humanities Center
1729
-1734
William Moraley, indentured servant in the middle colonies, The Infortunate: Or, The Voyage and Adventures of William Moraley. Written by Himself, publ. 1743, selections
  • - On Philadelphia
  • - On his arrival in America, servitude, and return to England
  • - On enslaved African Americans
  • - On slaves and indentured servants



GROWTH 2
GROWTH 5 & PEOPLES 1
PEOPLES 4
ECONOMIES 6
National Humanities Center; History Matters
1730s Joseph Breintnall, "A Plain Description of One Single Street in This City" (Philadelphia), poem, selections GROWTH 2 National Humanities Center
ca. 1730 Lewis Morris, poem on ethnic diversity in the middle colonies, selection PEOPLES 6 National Humanities Center
ca. 1730 John Carwitham (engraver), A South East View of the Great Town of Boston, engraving (zoomable) GROWTH 2 New York Public Library
1730
-1733
Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (Job ben Solomon) & Thomas Bluett, Some Memories of the Life of Job, the Son of the Solomon, High Priest of Boonda in Africa, publ. 1734, selections GROWTH 5 National Humanities Center
1730
-1743
Pennsylvania Gazette, edited and printed by Benjamin Franklin, Philadelphia, selections
  • - On accumulating luxuries; on items stolen from his home
  • - On printers' responsibilities and freedom of the press
  • - Representative collection of articles, notices, and advertisements


ECONOMIES 4
IDEAS 5
IDEAS 5
National Humanities Center
1731 Herman Moll, A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on the Continent of North America, map, detail of beaver dam illustration, with text GROWTH 8 National Humanities Center
ca. 1731
-1737
John Carwitham, A View of Fort George with the City of New York, engraving (zoomable), depicted date: ca. 1731-1737, publ. after 1764 GROWTH 2 New York Public Library
1731
-1743
Mark Catesby, The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, drawings and commentary, selections from 1754 edition GROWTH 8 National Humanities Center
1731
-1780
Robert Witherspoon, Scots-Irish settler in South Carolina, memoir, written 1780 GROWTH 4 National Humanities Center
1732
-1735
Elizabeth Ashbridge, Some Account of the Fore Part of the Life of Elizabeth Ashbridge . . . Written by Herself, written ca. 1745, publ. 1774
  • - On her indentured servitude in Pennsylvania
  • - On her decision to become a Quaker
  • - On her prejudice against Quakers before her conversion



GROWTH 5
PEOPLES 5
PEOPLES 6
National Humanities Center; History Matters
1733 Rev. Elihu Coleman, A Testimony Against That Antichristian Practice of Making Slaves of Men, essay, selections IDEAS 3 National Humanities Center
1733 Gen. James Oglethorpe, A Brief Account of the Establishment of the Colony of Georgia, selections GROWTH 6 Library of Congress
1734 Philip Georg Friedrich von Reck and Rev. Johann Martin Bolzius, travel journals, as published in An Extract of the Journals of Mr. Commissary Von Reck, Who Conducted the First Transport of Saltzburgers to Georgia: and of the Reverend Mr. Bolzius, One of their Ministers, publ. 1736, selections
  • - On the founding of Ebenezer, Georgia, by German Lutheran refugees
  • - On German Jewish settlers in Savannah





GROWTH 4

PEOPLES 2 & PEOPLES 6
National Humanities Center
1734 Paul Fourdrinier, engraver, View of the Town of Savannah as It Stood the 29th of March, 1734, engraving (enlargeable) GROWTH 4 Digital Library of Georgia
1735 "Rules for the Year 1735," Appendix 3 in An Account Showing the Progress of the Colony of Georgia in America, by the Trustees of the Colony of Georgia, 1741 GROWTH 6 National Humanities Center
1735 Gustavus Hesselius, oil portraits of Lapowinsa and Tishcohan, leaders of the Lenni Lenape (Delaware), Pennsylvania PEOPLES 3 Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia
ca. 1735 John Carwitham (engraver), An East Perspective View of the City of Philadelphia, engraving (enlargeable), depicted date: ca. 1735, created ca. 1778 GROWTH 2 New York Public Library
1736 Robert Byrd, letter to Lord Perceval, Earl of Egmont, selection on the influence of slavery PEOPLES 4 National Humanities Center
1736 Mahomet Weyonomon, Mohegan leader, Connecticut, petition to King George II for protection of Indian land, selections GROWTH 7 National Humanities Center
1736 Tomachichi, Creek leader, conversation with John Wesley, as recorded by Wesley in his journal PEOPLES 3 National Humanities Center
1736 John Peter Zenger, A Brief Narrative of the Case and Trial of John Peter Zenger, Printer of the New York Weekly Journal, selections AMERICAN 3 National Humanities Center
1736 Philip Georg Friedrich von Reck
  • - On the settlement of Ebenezer, Georgia: drawings and map
  • - On the animals and plants of Georgia: drawings and commentary
  • - On the Native Americans of Georgia: drawings and commentary

GROWTH 4
GROWTH 8

PEOPLES 3
National Humanities Center; Royal Library of Denmark
1737 Benjamin Lay, All Slave-keepers That Keep the Innocent in Bondage, Apostates, essay, selections IDEAS 3 National Humanities Center
1737
-1742
Francis Cample, Irish settler in Pennsylvania, journal, selections
  • - On settling in Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania
  • - On Native Americans
  • - On Irish Presbyterians in Pennsylvania

GROWTH 4
PEOPLES 3
PEOPLES 6
National Humanities Center
1738 Merchant ship arrivals and departures, York River, Virginia, as reported in the Virginia Gazette ECONOMIES 2 National Humanities Center
ca. 1738
-1746
Robert Feke, portrait of Benjamin Franklin, oil on canvas PEOPLES 1 Franklin & Marshall College
1739 On the Stono Rebellion of South Carolina slaves: selections from the report of an unidentified white official (1739) and the WPA narrative of George Cato, the great-great-grandson of a rebellion leader (ca. 1937) PEOPLES 4 National Humanities Center
1739 John Callender, An Historical Discourse on the Civil and Religious Affairs of the Colony of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations in New-England in America, selections
  • - On the taking of Indian Lands
  • - On Native Americans
  • - On Christian tolerance in the colonies



GROWTH 7
PEOPLES 3
PEOPLES 6
National Humanities Center
1739 "Juventus," "WHITEFIELD! That Great, that pleasing Name," poem, New-York Weekly Journal IDEAS 2 National Humanities Center
1739
-1742
Poems on the evangelists of the Great Awakening by "Juventus," Sarah Parsons Moorhead, and Phillis Wheatley, selections IDEAS 2 National Humanities Center
1740s Samsom Occom, Mohegan Presbyterian minister, memoir, written 1768, publ. 1982, selection PEOPLES 3 History Matters
1740 Nathan Cole, description of an outdoor revival in Connecticut led by Rev. George Whitefield, in unpublished memoir completed by 1765, publ. 1897, selection IDEAS 2 History Matters
1740 Rev. George Whitefield, To the Inhabitants of Maryland, Virginia, North and South-Carolina, Concerning their Negroes, essay, selections IDEAS 3 National Humanities Center
1740 Lenni Lenape (Delaware) Indians, petition to Pennsylvania officials for assistance in seeking justice after the Walking Purchase of 1737 GROWTH 7 National Humanities Center
1740 T. F. Lotter, A Map of the County of Savannah, map (enlargeable) GROWTH 4 University of Georgia Libraries
1740
-1762
Eliza Lucas Pinckney, South Carolina, letters and memoranda, selections
  • - On Charles Town
  • - On managing her family plantations


GROWTH 2
PEOPLES 5
National Humanities Center
1741 Tailfer et al., Georgia colonists, A True and Historical Narrative of the Colony of Georgia, selections on the colonists' grievances GROWTH 6 Library of Congress
1742 Trustees of the Colony of Georgia, An Account Showing the Progress of the Colony of Georgia in America, selections of trustees' reply to colonists' grievances GROWTH 6 Library of Congress
1742 Eliza Smith, The Compleat Housewife, or Accomplish'd Gentlewoman's Companion, London, 1727; 1st American ed., 1742, selections IDEAS 7 National Humanities Center
1742 Sarah Parsons Moorhead, "To the Reverend Mr. James Davenport," poem, selections IDEAS 2 National Humanities Center
1742
-1743
On the Great Awakening—the debate among Puritan clergymen: selections from
  • - Rev. Jonathan Edwards, Some Thoughts Concerning the Present Revival of Religion in New-England, treatise
  • - Rev. Charles Chauncy, Seasonable Thoughts on the State of Religion in New-England, treatise
IDEAS 2 National Humanities Center
1743 Benjamin Franklin, A Proposal for Promoting Useful Knowledge among the British Plantations in America, proposal for the creation of the American Philosophical Society IDEAS 4 National Humanities Center
1743 John Bartram, Observations on the Inhabitants, Climate, Soil, Rivers, Productions, Animals, and Other Matters Worthy of Notice, record of 1743 journey in Pennsylvania and New York, publ. 1751
  • - On rattlesnakes, gnats (mosquitoes), dense forests, and Lake Ontario
  • - On Native Americans



GROWTH 8

PEOPLES 3
National Humanities Center
1744 Alexander Hamilton (Maryland physician, not the Founding Father), Itinerarium, travel diary of journey from Maryland to New England and return, selections
  • - On Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia
  • - On ethnic and religious diversity in Pennsylvania



GROWTH 2
PEOPLES 6
National Humanities Center
1744 Gachradodow, Iroquois leader, statement to colonial officials during negotiations leading to the Lancaster Treaty PEOPLES 3 National Humanities Center
1745 Shickellamy, Oneida leader, statement to Bishop A. G. Spangenburg, Moravian missionary, as recorded in Spangenburg's journal PEOPLES 3 National Humanities Center
1745
-1756
Dr. Alexander Hamilton, History of the Ancient and Honourable Tuesday Club, written 1750s, publ. 1990, selections IDEAS 4 National Humanities Center
1745
-1770
Runaway slave advertisements, Virginia Gazette, selection PEOPLES 4 National Humanities Center
1747 Benjamin Franklin, Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pennsylvania, on the College (Academy) of Philadelphia, later the University of Pennsylvania, full text with selected footnotes IDEAS 4 National Humanities Center
1748 Benjamin Franklin, Advice to a Young Tradesman, Written by an Old One, pamphlet, selection ECONOMIES 4 National Humanities Center
1748 John Greenwood, Jersey Nanny, mezzotint, with poem PEOPLES 4 National Humanities Center
1748
-1750
Peter Kalm, Travels into North America, Containing its Natural History, and a Circumstantial Account of Its Plantations and Agriculture in General, English edition of 1770, selections
  • - On New York and Philadelphia
  • - On the taking of Indians' land
  • - On mosquitoes
  • - On religious diversity in Pennsylvania and New York
  • - On commerce in the colonies
  • - On the colonies' disunity
  • - On the prospect of the colonies' independence



GROWTH 2
GROWTH 7
GROWTH 8
PEOPLES 6
ECONOMIES 1
AMERICAN 4
AMERICAN 5
National Humanities Center
1749 Rev. Michael C. Knoll, Lutheran minister, petition to the governor of New York on the German refugee settlement in Newbergh, selections PEOPLES 2 National Humanities Center
1750 Rev. Jonathan Mayhew, A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers, selections AMERICAN 5 National Humanities Center
1750 Rev. Benjamin Doolittle, A Short Narrative of Mischief Done by the French and Indian Enemy on the Western Frontiers of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay, selections AMERICAN 1 National Humanities Center
1750 Rev. Johann Martin Bolzius, Reliable Answer to Some Submitted Questions Concerning the Land Carolina; In Which Answer, However, Regard Is Also Paid at the Same Time to the Condition of the Colony of Georgia, selections
  • - On Charles Town
  • - On the dangerous animals and poisonous plants of the region
  • - On the Carolinas and Georgia: Q&A's for potential emigrants
  • - On Native Americans
  • - On enslaved African Americans
  • - On religious and ethnic tolerance in Georgia
  • - On affairs of trade, the establishment of plantations, etc.
  • - On slaves and indentured servants




GROWTH 2
GROWTH 8
GROWTH 9
PEOPLES 3
PEOPLES 4
PEOPLES 6
ECONOMIES 2
ECONOMIES 6
National Humanities Center
ca. 1750 Joseph Badger, portrait of Captain-Lieutenant John Larrabee (captain of Castle William, major fortification in Boston harbor), oil on canvas PEOPLES 1 Worcester Art Museum
ca. 1750 Two poems related to "women's rights":
  • - Susanna Wright, "To Eliza Norris at Fairhill"
  • - Unidentified author, "Carolina, A Young Lady"
AMERICAN 3 National Humanities Center
ca. 1750 Robert Sayer, A New Map of North America, with the British, French, Spanish, Dutch & Danish Dominions on That Great Continent, map (zoomable), full & details AMERICAN 1 National Humanities Center; Library of Congress
1750
-1753
Benjamin Franklin & Cadwallader Colden, correspondence on science and scientific experiments, selections IDEAS 6 National Humanities Center
1750
-1754
Gottlieb Mittelberger, Journey to Pennsylvania in the Year 1750 and Return to Germany in the Year 1754, 1756, selections
  • - On Philadelphia
  • - On the transatlantic crossing and arrival in Philadelphia
  • - On the hummingbird, fireflies, and dense forests of Pennsylvania
  • - On the colony of Pennsylvania
  • - On the hardships of German immigrants in Pennsylvania
  • - On religious toleration in Pennsylvania


GROWTH 2
GROWTH 3
GROWTH 8

GROWTH 9
PEOPLES 2
PEOPLES 6
National Humanities Center; History Matters
1750s
-1760s
Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself, publ. 1789
  • - On the Middle Passage (transatlantic voyage)
  • - On the dehumanizing influence of slavery
  • - On hearing Rev. George Whitefield in Philadelphia



GROWTH 3
PEOPLES 4
IDEAS 2
National Humanities Center; History Matters; Documenting the American South (UNC-CH)
1750s
-1760s
Venture Smith & Elisha Niles, Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa, publ. 1798
  • - On his capture, enslavement in Rhode Island, and self-purchase
  • - On the dehumanizing influence on slavery


GROWTH 5
PEOPLES 4
National Humanities Center; History Matters
1751 Gov. James Glen, An Attempt towards an Estimate of the Value of South Carolina, selection on enslaved African Americans PEOPLES 4 National Humanities Center
1751 Benjamin Franklin, Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind, Peopling of Countries, &c., written 1751; publ. as appendix in William Clarke, Observations on the Late and Present Conduct of the French, with Regard to their Encroachments upon the British Colonies in North America, 1755 ECONOMIES 1 National Humanities Center
1751 Documents relating to the "Old Tenor" paper currency controversy in Massachusetts, and the resulting arrests for the publication of a poem critical of the governor and legislature, selections AMERICAN 3 National Humanities Center
1752 Atiwaneto, Abenaki leader, statement to colonial negotiator Phineas Stevens during Montreal conference, as recorded in conference minutes PEOPLES 3 National Humanities Center
1752 Benjamin Franklin et al., Pennsylvania Assembly Committee, Report on the State of the Currency, selections ECONOMIES 2 National Humanities Center
1752 William Smith, Some Thoughts on Education, selections
  • - On siting the college of New York in New York City
  • - On the prospect of the colonies' independence

IDEAS 4
AMERICAN 5
National Humanities Center
1752 Benjamin Church, "The Choice: A Poem," written 1752, publ. 1757, selections IDEAS 4 National Humanities Center
1752 Nicholas Scull, A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent, map (zoomable) GROWTH 2 Library of Congress
ca. 1752
-1758
John Greenwood, Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam, oil on canvas ECONOMIES 3 National Humanities Center
1753 Charles Hansford, "The Country's Worth," poem, lines on enslaved African Americans PEOPLES 4 National Humanities Center
1753 "A Dissenting Protestant," A Letter to a Gentleman, Containing A Plea for the Rights of Conscience, in Things of a Religious Nature, selections AMERICAN 3 National Humanities Center
1753
-1755
Moravian Brethren, "Bethabara Diary," selections on the founding of Bethabara, North Carolina GROWTH 4 National Humanities Center
1754 Benjamin Franklin, Plan for Settling Two Western Colonies in North America, selections AMERICAN 1 National Humanities Center
1754 William Clarke, Boston, letter to Benjamin Franklin, selection on the colonies' disunity AMERICAN 4 National Humanities Center
1754 Benjamin Franklin, "Join, or Die," illustration and accompanying remarks in The Pennsylvania Gazette, 9 May 1754 AMERICAN 4 National Humanities Center;
The History Carper
1754 Benjamin Franklin, "Reasons against partial Unions," in Reasons and Motives for the Albany Plan of Union, unpublished manuscript AMERICAN 4 National Humanities Center
1754 Benjamin Franklin, Albany Plan of Union, as adopted by the Albany Congress, selections AMERICAN 4 National Humanities Center
1754 A Letter from Benjamin Jones, in Alexandria in Virginia, to John Jones, in Pennsylvania, Taken from a Late Newspaper, on the defense of the Pennsylvania frontier AMERICAN 1 National Humanities Center
1754 Rev. Jonathan Mayhew, A Sermon Preach'd in the Audience of His Excellency William Shirley, Esq; . . . , selection on the French threat to British territorial claims AMERICAN 1 National Humanities Center
1754 Rev. John Woolman, Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes, essay, selections IDEAS 3 National Humanities Center
1755 Edmond Aitken, Report and Plan to the British Board of Trade, selections
  • - On Native Americans
  • - On the British-French competition for territory and Indian alliances


PEOPLES 3
AMERICAN 1
National Humanities Center
1755 William Clarke, Observations on the Late and Present Conduct of the French, with Regard to their Encroachments upon the British Colonies in North America, selections, with full text of appendix: Benjamin Franklin, Observations concerning the Increase of Mankind, Peopling of Countries, &c., written 1751
  • - On the value of the American colonies to Britain's global trade
  • - On the British-French competition for dominance in North America





ECONOMIES 1
AMERICAN 1
National Humanities Center
1755 Lewis Evans, Geographical, Historical, Political, Philosophical and Mechanical Essays. The First, Containing an Analysis of a General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America, selection on the prospect of the colonies' independence AMERICAN 5 National Humanities Center
1755 John Mitchell, A Map of the British and French Dominions in North America, map (zoomable) GROWTH 9 Library of Congress
1755 (?) Emanuel Bowen, An Accurate Map of North America. Describing and Distinguishing the British, Spanish and French Dominions on This Great Continent, map, detail of cartouche with four animals of the continent GROWTH 8 National Humanities Center
1755
-1756
On God, earthquakes, electricity, and faith: a discussion between Rev. Thomas Prince and Prof. John Winthrop, in pamphlets and letters to The Boston Gazette IDEAS 1
& IDEAS 5
National Humanities Center
betw. 1755 & 1760 Henry Overton, A Map of the British Plantations on the Continent of North America, map (zoomable), full & details, with selected text
  • - On the growth of the British Atlantic colonies
  • - On the British-French competition for dominance in North America


GROWTH 9
AMERICAN 1
National Humanities Center; Library of Congress
1756 Jacob Duché, "Pennsylvania: A Poem": By a Student of the College of Philadelphia, selections GROWTH 9 National Humanities Center
1756 Elizabeth Sprigs, indentured servant in Maryland, letter to her father John Sprigs, London, England GROWTH 5 History Matters
1756
-1765
John Adams, diaries, selections on the pursuit of knowledge and virtue as a young man in his twenties IDEAS 4 National Humanities Center
1757 Edmund Burke, British statesman, An Account of the European Settlements in America, selections
  • - On the importation of German immigrants to Pennsylvania
  • - On the value of the colonies to Great Britain


PEOPLES 6
ECONOMIES 1
National Humanities Center
1757 Martha Wadsworth Brewster, "An Acrostic for My Only Son," "An Acrostic for My Only Daughter," in Poems on Divers Subjects IDEAS 4 National Humanities Center
1758 Landon Carter, Virginia planter, diary, selections
  • - On enslaved African Americans
  • - On maintaining a plantation and slaves

PEOPLES 4
ECONOMIES 5
National Humanities Center
1758 David Lindsey, Ireland, letter to Thomas or Andrew Fleming in Pennsylvania, 19 March 1758 GROWTH 3 National Humanities Center
1758 French Catholics in Nova Scotia (Acadians), petition to the governor of Massachusetts Bay to be allowed to remain in Nova Scotia after the forced removal of most French Acadians, or to be given refuge in Massachusetts, selection PEOPLES 2 National Humanities Center
1758 Delaware Indian leaders, statement to colonial negotiator Christian Frederick Post, as recorded in Post's journal PEOPLES 3 National Humanities Center
1758
-1780s
Mary Jemison, Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison, Who Was Taken by the Indians, in the Year 1755, ed. James Seaver, publ. 1823, selections PEOPLES 5 Bruce Dorsey, Swarthmore College
1759 Anthony Benezet, Observations on the Inslaving, Importing and Purchasing of Negroes, essay, selections IDEAS 3 National Humanities Center
1759 Charles Thomson, An Enquiry into the Causes of the Alienation of the Delaware and Shawanese Indians from the British Interest, And into the Measures Taken for Recovering their Friendship, selection GROWTH 7 National Humanities Center
1759 Rev. Jonathan Mayhew, sermon for the public day of thanksgiving after the British defeat of the French at Quebec, Canada, in Two Discourses Delivered October 25th, 1759, selection AMERICAN 5 National Humanities Center
ca. 1759 Boyrereau Brinch & Benjamin F. Prentiss, The Blind African Slave, or Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nick-named Jeffrey Brace, publ. 1810
  • - On the transatlantic sea voyage and arrival in America
  • - On his treatment after arrival in Barbados


GROWTH 3
PEOPLES 4
National Humanities Center
1759
-1760
Rev. Andrew Burnaby, Travels through the Middle Settlements in North-America. In the Years 1759 and 1760, publ. 1775, selections
  • - On Boston, Philadelphia, and New York City
  • - On the, skunk, osprey, and bald eagle
  • - On the potential for discord among the colonists
  • - On the commerce of the colonies
  • - On the colonies' disunity
  • - On the prospect of the colonies' independence


GROWTH 2
GROWTH 8
PEOPLES 6
ECONOMIES 1
AMERICAN 4
AMERICAN 5
National Humanities Center
mid to late 1700s Unknown poet, "An tOileán Úr" ("The New Island"), Irish poem/folksong GROWTH 3 National Humanities Center
1760 Rev. Ezra Stiles, A Discourse on the Christian Union, selection on religious tolerance PEOPLES 6 National Humanities Center
1760 Gov. Cadwallader Colden, New York, address to the Council and General Assembly of New York, 22 October, selection on the British defeat of the French in Canada AMERICAN 1 National Humanities Center
1760 Benjamin Franklin, The Interest of Great Britain Considered, With Regard to Her Colonies, selections
  • - On the territorial claims of Britain during the French and Indian War
  • - On the colonies' disunity


AMERICAN 1

AMERICAN 4
National Humanities Center
ca. 1760 George Roupell, Mr. Peter Manigault and His Friends, ink drawing ECONOMIES 3 National Humanities Center
1760
-1763
Thomas Hutchinson, The History of the Province of Massachusetts-Bay, publ. 1828, selections on Massachusetts before and after the French and Indian War GROWTH 9 National Humanities Center
1761 John Winthrop, Relation of a Voyage from Boston to Newfoundland for the Observation of the Transit of Venus, June 6, 1761, selections IDEAS 6 National Humanities Center
1761 John Hesselius, Charles Calvert and His Slave, oil on canvas, , portrait of a Maryland planter's young son with his African American slave PEOPLES 4 National Humanities Center
1761 Minavavana, Chippewa leader, statement to colonial fur trader Alexander Henry, as recorded in Henry's memoir PEOPLES 3 National Humanities Center
1762 Saghughsuniunt, Oneida leader, statement to colonial negotiators, Pennsylvania, as recorded in conference records PEOPLES 3 National Humanities Center
1762 James Kenny, journal entries on Native Americans in Pennsylvania PEOPLES 3 National Humanities Center
1762 John Woolman, itinerant Quaker preacher, journal, publ. 1774, selections
  • - On Native Americans
  • - On frontier trade


PEOPLES 3
ECONOMIES 2
National Humanities Center
1762 Nathaniel Ames, An Astronomical Diary: or, Almanack for the Year of Our Lord Christ 1763, selections AMERICAN 1 National Humanities Center
1762 Charlestown Library Society, The Rules and By-Laws of the Charlestown Library Society, Introduction IDEAS 4 National Humanities Center
1763 Religious Society of Friends Quakers), Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting, statement on the purchase or settlement of Indian lands, selection GROWTH 7 National Humanities Center
1763 King George III, Royal Proclamation of 1763, selection on the taking of Indian lands GROWTH 7 National Humanities Center
1763 T. Webb et al., advertisement for the proposed colony of New Wales (Ohio River valley), The Pennsylvania Gazette GROWTH 6 National Humanities Center
1763 Rev. Thomas Barnard, A Sermon Preached before His Excellency, Francis Bernard, selection on the prospect of the colonies' independence AMERICAN 5 National Humanities Center
1763 A New Map of North America from the Latest Discoveries (cartographer unidentified), The London Magazine, vol. 32, map (zoomable), representing territorial claims before the Treaty of Paris AMERICAN 1 Library of Congress
1763 Richard Seale, A New and Accurate Map of North America, map (zoomable), representing territorial claims after the Treaty of Paris AMERICAN 1 Library of Congress
1764 William Smith, An Historical Account of the Expedition against the Ohio Indians in the Year 1764, including military accounts of Ohio Indians' return of war captives, selections PEOPLES 3 National Humanities Center
1764 Gov. Thomas Pownall, The Administration of the Colonies
  • - On the commercial relationship between the colonies and Great Britain
  • - On the colonies' disunity
  • - On the prospect of the colonies' independence

AMERICAN 2

AMERICAN 4
AMERICAN 5
National Humanities Center
1764 Unidentified author/paper carrier, New Year's Wish ("A happy year to my generous customers"), poem, broadside, Boston, 1 January AMERICAN 1 National Humanities Center
1765 Pelatiah Webster, travel diary of a journey from Philadelphia to Charles Town, May-June 1765, selections on Charles Town GROWTH 2 National Humanities Center
1765 Choctaw Congress, Mobile [West Florida, now Alabama], statements of Supt. John Stuart and Choctaw & Chickasaw leaders, on the taking of Indians' land GROWTH 7 National Humanities Center
1765 John Grimes, indentured servant, statement before being hanged, 1765, in The Last Speech, Confession, Birth, Parentage and Education, of John Grimes . . . GROWTH 5 National Humanities Center
1765 L. Delarochette, A Map of North America, map (zoomable) GROWTH 9 Library of Congress
1766 John Montrésor, A Plan of the City of New-York & Its Environs, map (zoomable) GROWTH 2 Library of Congress
1766 Benjamin Franklin, testimony before the British House of Commons relating to the repeal of the Stamp Act
  • - On the colonists' attitude toward British consumer goods
  • - On the prospect of the colonies' independence


ECONOMIES 4
AMERICAN 5
National Humanities Center
1768 Benjamin Franklin, "On the Laboring Poor," Gentleman's Magazine, London, selection ECONOMIES 4 National Humanities Center
1768
-1773
Mary Cooper, farmwife, Long Island, New York, diary, selections PEOPLES 5 National Humanities Center
1769 Christopher Schultz, letter to Carl Ehrenfried Heintze, selection on religious and ethnic diversity in Pennsylvania PEOPLES 6 National Humanities Center
1769 "Capt. Martin, captain of a Man of War," untitled poem on Charles Town GROWTH 2 National Humanities Center
1769 William Price, A New Plan of the Great Town of Boston in New England in America, map (zoomable), full and details, with text selection GROWTH 2 National Humanities Center; Library of Congress
1771 Peter Bell, A New and Accurate Map of North America, map (zoomable) GROWTH 6 Library of Congress
1771 Rev. Andrew Eliot, A Discourse on Natural Religion, sermon, selections IDEAS 1 National Humanities Center
1771
-1773
Phillis Wheatley, poems
  • - "On Being Brought from Africa to America"
  • - "An Elegiac Poem on the Death of That Celebrated Divine, and Eminent Servant of Jesus Christ, the Reverend and Learned Mr. George Whitefield"

PEOPLES 4
IDEAS 2
National Humanities Center
1774 John Harrower, indentured servant from Scotland, journal selections GROWTH 3 History Matters
1774 Thomas Leitch (engraver), A View of Charles Town, the Capital of South Carolina, engraving (zoomable), depicted date: 1774, created 1776 GROWTH 2 Library of Congress
1775 James Adair, The History of the American Indians, selections on equality among the Native Americans PEOPLES 3 National Humanities Center
1775 Rev. Samuel Langdon, The Co-incidence of Natural with Revealed Religion, sermon, selections IDEAS 1 National Humanities Center


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