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[[caption-width:350:"...most dismal wretches, who said their prayers before daylight, and then wrought in the forest or the cornfield till evening made it prayer time again."]]
The period in America from around 1607-1763 where just about [[BlatantLies everyone was a Puritan Pilgrim]] and had to attend church services that were approximately 11 days long. [[DeliberatelyMonochrome Everyone wore black all the time]]; the men all carried [[{{BFG}} blunderbusses]] and wore [[NiceHat tall hats with big buckles around them]][[note]][[HatShop capotains]][[/note]], while the women all wore bonnets and square linen collars with optional [[TheScarletLetter large red A's]]. [[note]]This option was generally discouraged -- but then, everything, and everyone, was generally discouraged.[[/note]]

The women were all called "[[InsistentTerminology Goody]] Somethingorother" [[note]]A contraction of 'Goodwife'. The male equivalent is Goodman.[[/note]] and were frequently [[BurnTheWitch burned at the stake as witches]]. Occupations among the men, besides the aforementioned prayer and witch-burning, included [[MoralGuardians persecuting]] [[TheHeretic Quakers]], [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain oppressing]] [[NobleSavage Native Americans]], [[InjunCountry being scalped]], and hunting turkeys for the first UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay dinner.

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* A few strips of ''AxisPowersHetalia'' take place during this time.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Literature/TheLeatherstockingTales'', including ''Literature/TheLastOfTheMohicans''
* Many of Nathaniel Hawthorne's works, including ''TheScarletLetter'' and "Young Goodman Brown."
* ''Mason & Dixon''
* The [[BackStory backstories]] of many of Creator/HPLovecraft's works.
* The short story "Ezekiel" by Desmond Warzel takes place in Roanoke in 1587 (the first English settlement in North America, and thus the very earliest part of this period).
* ''Literature/TheWitchOfBlackbirdPond'' takes place in these times as well.
* The DearAmerica series has ''A Journey to the New World'' (1607), ''Standing in the Light'' (1763), and ''Look to the Hills'' (1763).
* Touched on in ''TheAreasOfMyExpertise'', with the puritanical Oaths of the [[CreepyChild Virtuous Child]], as well as a list of colonial jobs involving eels.

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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* ''This Is America, [[{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]]'' ("The Mayflower Voyagers")

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[[folder: Theatre ]]

* ''Theatre/TheCrucible''

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Colonization}}''
* ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle''
* See above about H.P. Lovecraft's works, and then look at SiliconKnights' homage to the author with the ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' chapter "The Lurking Horror", set in this era.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''[[DisneyAnimatedCanon Pocahontas]]''
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', involving time travel, takes them to Salem. Naturally a BurnTheWitch attempt ensues.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' had one as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a TreehouseOfHorror episode take place during these times.
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