1. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, concerns fictional events in Massachusetts.
2. The Diary of Anna Green Winslow, by Anna Green Winslow and edited by Alice Morse Earle, describes the life of a school girl in Boston, Massachusetts in 1771.
3. Home Life in Colonial Days, by Alice Morse Earle, describes at least some aspect of domestic life in all the original colonies.
4. Woman’s Life in Colonial Days, by Carl Holliday, concentrates on the domestic part of colonial households as seen by a modern researcher examining colonial life with twentieth century eyes.
5. The Journal & Letters of Philip Vickers Fithian 1773-1774, written by the aforementioned Philip Vickers Fithian, provides a man’s views at a time contemporary with the diary of Anna Green Winslow.
About the Author
One of the greatest authors in American literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was a novelist and short story writer born in Salem, Massachusetts. Hawthorne’s best-known books include The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter, works marked by a psychological depth and moral insight seldom equaled by other writers.
Date of Birth:July 4, 1804
Date of Death:May 19, 1864
Place of Birth:Salem, Massachusetts
Place of Death:Plymouth, New Hampshire
Education:Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1824