The following complete works are included in this volume:
The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, concerns fictional events in Massachusetts.
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.
Home Life in Colonial Days, by Alice Morse Earle, describes at least some aspect of domestic life in all the original colonies.
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.
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.