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  American literature timeline
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John Smith publishes A Description of New England, an account of his exploration of the region in 1614       
William Bradford begins a journal of the Pilgrims' experience in New England, subsequently published (in 1856) as History of Plymouth Plantation       
The poems of Massachusetts author Anne Bradstreet are published in London under the title The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America       
Samuel Sewall begins a diary of daily life in Boston, Massachusetts, that will span a period of more than fifty years      
Boston merchant Samuel Sewall publishes The Selling of Joseph, a very early anti-slavery tract        
16-year-old Benjamin Franklin contributes the 'Dogood Papers', essays on moral topics, to a Boston journal, The New England Courant