A study of the impact on subsequent literature and criticism of the myth of American Puritanism invented in Victorian times and given its classic formulation by Hawthorne in The Scarlet Letter.
Fiedler, Leslie A.
"Puritanism: The Persistence of a Myth,"
Syracuse Scholar (1979-1991): Vol. 5
, Article 4.
Available at: http://surface.syr.edu/suscholar/vol5/iss1/4