The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England

The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England
Author : Carol F. Karlsen
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages : 384
Release : 1998-04-17
ISBN 10 : 9780393347197
ISBN 13 : 0393347192
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England Book Description:

"A pioneer work in…the sexual structuring of society. This is not just another book about witchcraft." —Edmund S. Morgan, Yale University 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. The case of Ann Cole, who was "taken with very strange Fits," fueled an outbreak of witchcraft accusations in Hartford a generation before the notorious events at Salem. More than three hundred years later, the question "Why?" still haunts us. Why were these and other women likely witches—vulnerable to accusations of witchcraft and possession? Carol F. 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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Pages: 384
Authors: Carol F. Karlsen
Categories: History
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