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Return to book index Unit 1 : Origins and Encounters (2000 B.C.ľA.D.1620)

The two parts in this unit focus on the very different cultures that collided in North America after 1492. Part 1 explores the traditions of Native Americans, credited with creating the first American works of literature. Part 2 chronicles the experiences of early Europeans and Africans in North America. Use the resources below to delve into the origins of American literature.

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