Murray, Don, 1917-||Baker, Orville
M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)
Department of English
Sewall, Samuel, 1652-1730
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.
Duzan, Zelma Ewing, "Samuel Sewall: Puritan-Yankee" (1960). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 4809.
Northern Illinois University
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