Scarlet Letter Historical context

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    • American Feminism
      • Two years before novel was published political activism for women's rights began
    • The Declaration Of Independance
      • When scarlet letter was published in 1850, America, was less that 75 years old. The new nation remained heavily endebted to Europe
    • New England Puritanism
      • Many of the emigrants from England were fleeing religious persecution
      • Puritan ethos disdained earthly pleasures
      • The Scarlett Letter is set when the society was theocratic.


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