Chronological List Summary

  • Last updated on November 10, 2022

1450: The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations: The Great Binding Law, Gayanashagowa 225

1492–93: Journal of the First Voyage of Columbus 3

1540–42: The Journey of Coronado, 1540–1542: Account of the Expedition to Cibola Which Took Place in the Year 1540, in Which All Those Settlements, Their Ceremonies and Customs, Are Described 13

1550: In Defense of the Indians 23

1584: Captain Arthur Barlowe’s Narrative of the First Voyage to the Coast of America 31

1585–90: Engravings and Drawings by Theodor De Bry and John White 220

1588: A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia 99

1610: Articles, Laws, and Orders, Devine, Politic, and Martial for the Colony in Virginia 235

1621: To His Loving Friends, the Adventurers for New-England 447

1622: Mourt’s Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth 131

1623; 1656: Documents on Indentured Servitude: Richard Frethhorne’s Letter and John Hammond’s Leah and Rachel 717

1624: The General History of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles 109

1624: Powhatan and John Smith Exchange Views, 1608 (excerpt from John Smith’s General History of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles) 212

1630: A Model of Christian Charity 457

1630: Of Plymouth Plantation 120

1636: Pilgrim’s Code of Law 295

1637: New English Canaan 192

1637: Some Grounds of the War Against the Pequots 393

1637: Transcript of the Trial of Anne Hutchinson 466

1638, 1663: An Account of Two Voyages to New-England Made During the Years 1638, 1663 142

1641: Massachusetts Body of Liberties 274

1642–60: The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents 52

1643: A Key into the Language of America 151

1643: The Articles of Confederation of the United Colonies of New England 245

1653: A Description of the New Netherlands 41

1655: Limitation of Government 265

1662–1705: The Virginia Slave Codes 1662-1705 637

1669: The Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina 256

1670: A Brief Recognition of New England’s Errand into the Wilderness 479

1671–1760: Documents Illustrative of the History of the Slave Trade to America 658

1675: A Relation of the Indian War 172

1675: The Quaker Ideal of Religious Tolerance 488

1676: Edward Randolph’s Report of King Philip’s War in New England 162

1680–82: Revolt of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Otermín’s Attempted Reconquest 182

1682: Frame of Government of Pennsylvania 285

1682: The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson 497

1684: Positive Information from America, Concerning the Country of Pennsylvania by a German who has Migrated Thither, 1684 202

1689: At the Town-House in Boston and Boston Declaration of Grievances 305

1692; 1706: The Salem Witch Trials: The Case against John and Elizabeth Proctor 508

1693: A Journal of the Late Actions of the French at Canada 216

1693: An Exhortation and Caution to Friends Concerning Buying or Keeping of Negroes 721

1700: The Selling of Joseph: A Memorial 648

1701: Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges 325

1702: The Shields of the Churches: New England’s Governors 315

1704–05: The Journal of Madam Knight 561

1705: English Liberties and Deference 336

1705: The History and Present State of Virginia 345

1706: The Negro Christianized 519

1709: A New Voyage to Carolina 354

1710: Report and Relation of the New Conversions 92

1714: Etienne Véniard de Bourgmont’s Exact Description of Louisiana 62

1715: The North Carolina Biennial Act 432

1716: The History of King Philip’s War 364

1717: Vindication of the Government of New-England Churches 374

1720–23: Cato’s Letters 437

1722: Conference Between Governor Burnet and the Indians 441

1724: The Present State of Virginia 708

1728: History of the Dividing Line: Run in the Year 1728 571

1730: Government the Pillar of the Earth 547

1731: Map of Louisiana and the Course of the Mississippi 435

1733: Founding Vision for Georgia 384

1735: In Defense of John Peter Zenger and the Press 581

1739: A Discourse Concerning the Currencies of the British Plantations in America 630

1739: Letter from Governor Bull to the Royal Council Regarding the Stono Rebellion, October 1739 680

1740: Slave Code of South Carolina 689

1740–60: Letters on Plantation Life 591

1741; 1743: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God/The Great Awakening 528

1743: Journal of the Expedition of the Chevalier de la Vérendrye and One of His Brothers to Reach the Western Sea Addressed to the Marquis de Beauharnois 82

1744: Canassatego’s Speech at the Treaty of Lancaster, 1744 404

1744: The Essential Rights and Liberties of Protestants 538

1746: Britain’s Mercies, and Britain’s Duties 551

1748: A Narrative of the Missions of the United Brethren among the Delaware and Mohegan Indians 71

1749: Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pennsylvania 601

1750: A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers 555

1750: Memoir on the French Colonies in North America 424

1756: Gottlieb Mittelberger’s Journey to Pennsylvania 611

1765–68: The History of the Colony and Province of Massachusetts-Bay 414

1774: A Stranger in a Strange Land: Some Account of the Fore Part of the Life of Elizabeth Ashbridge 620

1788: Benjamin Franklin on Reverend George Whitefield 699

1798: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa 670

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