Publication Date

1960

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Murray, Don, 1917-||Baker, Orville

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of English

LCSH

Sewall, Samuel, 1652-1730

Abstract

The diary of Samuel Sewall (1652-1730) has preserved in abundant detail an intimate record of everyday life in old New England. In addition to providing a record of the homely activities of Boston in the waning years of the theocracy, it also reveals the early stages in the transformation of the English Puritan into the New England Yankee. It is not the purpose of this paper to labor the point that Samuel Sewall was not typically Puritan like Bradford and Winthrop, but to offer evidence in support of the contentions of certain scholars of Colonial American literature that Sewall was, indeed, part Puritan and part Yankee.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

52 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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