19th-century female author Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s 1827 novel, Hope Leslie, or Early Times in the Massachusetts, portrays the eponymous Heroine, Hope Leslie, who is born and orphaned in England and comes to a Puritan community in Massachusetts, New England. Hope’s trans-Atlantic experience allows her a peculiar position between a Native American community and a white settler one, and this trope has been popular in Hope Leslie criticism. While many critics focus on the female characters and their interracial intimacy, this paper attempts to explore peripheral male characters and undiscussed themes in the novel by shedding more light on Mr. William Fletcher, Hope’s uncle, delving into a reading of Hope Leslie as a blueprint for a uniquely American form of manhood, in reaction to traditional English values, and established norms of masculinity that do not apply in the New World, on American soil. Sedgwick’s critique on masculine ideals as problematic in terms of spirituality and morality, as the author champions women in the domestic sphere as occupying an ideal space. Looking more closely at the unconventional American father figure as a symbol of moral masculinity, this paper examines how Sedgwick’s radical vision of alternative masculinity is manifest in her fiction.