Bradford, William (3) Bradstreet, Anne@ (7) Brown, Charles Brockden@ (6) de Crevecoeur, St. John (2) Edwards, Jonathan (10) Equiano, Olaudah (6) Franklin, Benjamin (27) Freneau, Philip@ (5) Hamilton, Alexander (19) Henry, Patrick@ (7) Jefferson, Thomas@ (32) Paine, Thomas (28) Rowlandson, Mary (3) Smith, Captain John (7) Taylor, Edward (1) Washington, George@ (7) Wheatley, Phillis (11) Winthrop, John (6) See also: Society: History: By Region: North America: United States: Colonial (74) The Avalon Project : Pre 18th Century Documents – Hyperlinked index of documents from the Yale Law School. Includes many important early American Colonial documents. The Avalon Project : 18th Century Documents – From the 1754 Albany Plan of Union to the 1794 Whiskey Rebellion, comes Yale Law School’s hyperlinked index of important 18th Century American documents. Also includes a site search engine by Alta Vista. The Avalon Project : The Federalist Papers – Divided by number and enhanced with related resources to the papers. The Contrast: by Royall Tyler (A Comedy ) – The first play performed in America by professional actors. Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents – From The Library of Congress. How To Read A 200-Year-Old Document and Other FAQs – Tips and hints for reading Early American documents, with a brief but helpful glossary. Mayflower Compact – The compact which established the first basis in the new world for written laws. A Student’s History of American Literature – From the colonial period to present years, by Edward Simonds Phd. What is a Puritan? – The Character of an Old English Puritan, or Non-Conformist. First published in 1646.