Read “Ethnographic and Naturalist Writings” background /introduction (pg 306) by Sarah Kemble Knight and William Barton -pgs 307-316 (including the biographical information) in the Norton Anthology of American Literature.

In preparation for your first major essay, continue creating a jot-sheet/brainstorming/note page that addresses the idea of “American-ness,” especially concerning the physical landscape and geography. That is, what do Knight and Bartram offer in their accounts? Please be through, providing specific examples from the text.