The writers wrote about romance, historical fiction, horror, sea, and detective tales only to name a few. This literary works are what contributed to the very first of American literature. This literary works are renowned and even hailed as one of the greatest American literature ever written.
These were platforms, forums and means through which authors could explore and illustrate political and social concerns. These writers confronted and explored on issues such as American conformity to societal pressures and materialism. Most Americans as is still the case today defined a person’s success by the amount of wealth or money one has. Harriet Ann Jacobs in her work Life of a slave girl also illustrates and criticizes the money and materialism culture (McQuade, 1998).