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Devil in the Shape of a Woman : Witchcraft in Colonial New England (98 Edition)

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Confessing to "Familiarity with the Devils," Mary Johnson, a servant, was executed by Connecticut officials in 1648. A wealthy Boston widow, Ann Hibbens, was hanged in 1656 for casting spells on her neighbors. In 1662, Ann Cole was "taken with very strange Fits" and fueled an outbreak of witchcraft accusations in Hartford a generation before the notorious events in Salem took place. More than three hundred years later the question still haunts us: Why were these and other women likely witches? Why were they vulnerable to accusations of witchcraft? In this work Carol Karlsen reveals the social construction of witchcraft in seventeenth-century New England and illuminates the larger contours of gender relations in that society.

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This work looks at the question of why women were likely witches in the late 1600s. The author reveals the social construction of witchcraft in 17th-century New England and illuminates the larger contours of gender relations in that society.

Synopsis:

"A pioneer work in . . . the sexual structuring of society. This is not just another book about witchcraft."--Edmund S. Morgan, Yale University

About the Author

Carol F. Karlsen is professor of history at the University of Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393317596
Preface:
Karlsen, Carol F.
Author:
Karlsen, Carol F.
Preface by:
Karlsen, Carol F.
Preface:
Karlsen, Carol F.
Author:
Karlsen, Carol F.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
New england
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Witchcraft & Wicca
Subject:
Witchcraft -- New England.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
60
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.26x5.53x1.00 in. .78 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
Metaphysics » History of Witchcraft
Metaphysics » Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Metaphysics » Wicca and Goddess Worship

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Product details 384 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393317596 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This work looks at the question of why women were likely witches in the late 1600s. The author reveals the social construction of witchcraft in 17th-century New England and illuminates the larger contours of gender relations in that society.
"Synopsis" by , "A pioneer work in . . . the sexual structuring of society. This is not just another book about witchcraft."--Edmund S. Morgan, Yale University
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