Author Archive | Logan Orihuela


Looking back on the final weeks of class and the work we’ve all done on our archival project, I have to say that is has been an adventure, to say the least.  At first I really struggled with deciding on a topic.  I went back and forth between a few, searching for the right documents […]

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Chapter 9 – Society: The Social Aggregate

Chapter 9, Society: The Social Aggregate, describes the social climate of colonial South Carolina in terms of religion, ethnicity, economy, class hierarchies, and violence.  These areas are discussed in light of the differences between the backcountry and the lowcountry of early South Carolina.  Once having outlined the distinctions between the two regions, Weir ultimately concludes that […]

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Anne Bradstreet’s Puritan Values

Chapter 18 – Anne Bradstreet: Verses Addressed to Her Husband and Family  Chapter 18 focuses on the work of poet, Anne Bradstreet, featuring four of her pieces that particularly reflect her beliefs in seventeenth-century New England Puritan theology.  Bradstreet was the only woman of her time to publish a book on poetry, and primarily wrote […]

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Thomas Shepard and the Puritan Difficulties in England

Puritan Difficulties in England Life in England was a struggle for Puritans, as the English openly preferred Anglicanism and the “traditional culture characterized by church ales, Sunday diversions, ceremonial services, inclusive churches, and deference to the monarch” (Taylor 162).  Disputes primarily arose from the latter, as kings desired a “united and quiet realm of unquestioning loyalty,” […]

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Thomas Newe’s Understanding of Early Carolina

Letters of Thomas Newe were written in 1682 as travelers from Barbados continued their exploration of the eastern coast of present-day America, discovering the lands and people of what would ultimately become known as the Carolinas.  Thomas Newe was educated at Oxford University and composed the letters to his father, William Newe who was butler […]

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A Linear Description Provided by de Vaca

Headnote The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca is a collection of Cabeza de Vaca’s experiences with various Native American people after having landed in the New World.  de Vaca explored present day Galveston Island, Texas, and describes his encounters with the native people of the area in his text, explaining in his opening pages that […]

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The Penobscot People and their Corn Mother

The Penobscot people are among the various tribes we have read about in Erodes and Ortiz’s Native American Myths and Legends.  Located in the northeastern region of the United States, Penobscot indians resided, and continue to today, mostly in modern day Maine, primarily clustered around the Penobscot River on Indian Island.  They, along with several other […]

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Who Run the World?…GIRLS!

In American Indian Myths and Legends, Erdoes and Ortiz address various themes and motifs, one of which being the role and importance of women in Native American cultures.  Specifically speaking, “Corn Mother” and “Creation of the Animal People” clearly outline the roles of females as being nurturers, providing sustenance not only to children but to entire tribes […]

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