Martha Bacon

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Martha Bacon has taught English at the University of Rhode Island, and is the author of the novel, A Masque of Exile , recently published by Clarkson Potter, Inc. This is her second contribution to AMERICAN HERITAGE .
For further reading: Saints, Sinners and Beechers , by Lyman Beecher Stowe (Bobbs-Merrill, 1934); Jonathan Edwards , by Perry Miller (William Sloane Associates, 1949); The Puritan Mind , by Herbert W. Schneider (University of Michigan, 1958).

Articles by this Contributor

December 1961

The spinster thought she’d been proposed to; the young minister thought not. Their courtship and quarrel rocked devout New Haven

December 1962

Her brilliant fiancé had drowned, unconverted: Was not his soul forever doomed? To rescue it (and her own sanity) a girl of only 22 had to refute the harsh theology of Puritanism