PAL: Perspectives in American Literature - A Research and Reference Guide - An Ongoing Project

© Paul P. Reuben

Chapter 1: The Bay Psalm Book (1640) and The New England Primer (1683? 1690)

Outside Link: | Preface to The Bay Psalm Book |

Page Links: | The Bay Psalm Book: Selected Bibliography | The New England Primer: Selected Bibliography | MLA Style Citation of this Web Page |

Site Links: | Chap 1 - Index | Alphabetical List | Table Of Contents | Home Page | September 30, 2011

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Primary Works

The Bay Psalm book, a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1640. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1956. BS1440 .B4 (E-Text)

The New England primer; a history of its origin and development with a reprint of the unique copy of the earliest known edition and many facsimile illustrations and reproductions. Ed. Paul Leicester Ford. NY: Teachers College, Columbia U, 1962. PE1119.A1 N43 (E-Text)

The Bay Psalm Book: Selected Bibliography

Hall, David D. Bibliography and the Book Trades: Studies in the Print Culture of Early New England. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2005.

Haraszti, Zoltan. The enigma of the Bay Psalm book. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1956. BS1440 .B415 H3

Morris, Amy M. E. Popular Measures: Poetry and Church Order in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2005.

Nietz, John. Old Textbooks. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 1961.

The New England Primer: Selected Bibliography

Cohen, Daniel A. "The Origin and Development of the New England Primer." Children's Literature 5 (1976): 52-57.

Crain, Patricia. The Story of A: The Alphabetization of America from The New England Primer to The Scarlet Letter. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 2000.

Fessenden, Tracy. Culture and Redemption: Religion, the Secular, and American Literature. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2007.

New, Elisa. "'Both Great and Small': Adult Proportion and Divine Scale in Edward Taylor's 'Preface' and The New-England Primer." Early American Literature 28.2 (1993): 120-32.

Watters, David H. "'I Spake as a Child': Authority, Metaphor and The New-England Primer." Early American Literature 20.3 (Wint 1985-86): 193-213.

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 1: Early American Literature to1700 - The Bay Psalm Book (1640) and The New England Primer (1683? 1690)." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. WWW URL: http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap1/bay_psalm.html (provide page date or date of your login).
 

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