The Devil in the Shape of a Woman

Witchcraft in Colonial New England
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.17 hours)
Product Number: Z100137628
Released: May 08, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781977323361
Narrator/s: Jo Anna Perrin
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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. 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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Author(s): Carol F. Karlsen
Original Publish Date: May 08, 2018

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