Witch Hunting in Seventeenth Century New England

Author: David D. Hall
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822336136
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DIVThis superb documentary collection illuminates the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England. The cases examined begin in 1638, extend to the Salem outbreak in 1692, and document for the first time the extensive Stamford-Fairfield, Connecticut, witch-hunt of 1692–1693. Here one encounters witch-hunts through the eyes of those who participated in them: the accusers, the victims, the judges. The original texts tell in vivid detail a multi-dimensional story that conveys not only the process of witch-hunting but also the complexity of culture and society in early America. The documents capture deep-rooted attitudes and expectations and reveal the tensions, anger, envy, and misfortune that underlay communal life and family relationships within New England’s small towns and villages. Primary sources include court depositions as well as excerpts from the diaries and letters of contemporaries. They cover trials for witchcraft, reports of diabolical possessions, suits of defamation, and reports of preternatural events. Each section is preceded by headnotes that describe the case and its background and refer the reader to important secondary interpretations. In his incisive introduction, David D. Hall addresses a wide range of important issues: witchcraft lore, antagonistic social relationships, the vulnerability of women, religious ideologies, popular and learned understandings of witchcraft and the devil, and the role of the legal system. This volume is an extraordinarily significant resource for the study of gender, village politics, religion, and popular culture in seventeenth-century New England./div

The Antinomian Controversy 1636 1638

Author: David D. Hall
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822310914
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The Antinomian controversy—a seventeenth-century theological crisis concerning salvation—was the first great intellectual crisis in the settlement of New England. Transcending the theological questions from which it arose, this symbolic controversy became a conflict between power and freedom of conscience. David D. Hall's thorough documentary history of this episode sheds important light on religion, society, and gender in early American history. This new edition of the 1968 volume, published now for the first time in paperback, includes an expanding bibliography and a new preface, treating in more detail the prime figures of Anne Hutchinson and her chief clerical supporter, John Cotton. Among the documents gathered here are transcripts of Anne Hutchinson's trial, several of Cotton's writings defending the Antinomian position, and John Winthrop's account of the controversy. Hall's increased focus on Hutchinson reveals the harshness and excesses with which the New England ministry tried to discredit her and reaffirms her place of prime importance in the history of American women.

Axelrod Cooper s Concise Guide to Writing

Author: Rise B. Axelrod
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312668902
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Adapted from the best-selling St. Martin’s Guide to Writing, Axelrod and Cooper’s Concise Guide to Writing provides streamlined versions of the chapters covering six of the most commonly assigned genres in the first-year writing course — remembering events, writing profiles, explaining concepts, arguing a position, proposing a solution, and justifying an evaluation. The careful integration of well-chosen readings with guided writing instruction in these chapters is complemented by coverage of strategies for reading, writing, and research in brief-but-complete chapters at the end of the book. Read the preface.

A Revolution in Eating

Author: James E. McWilliams
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231129923
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History of food in the United States.

Worlds of Wonder Days of Judgment

Author: David D. Hall
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674962163
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This book tells an extraordinary story of the people of early New England and their spiritual lives. David Hall describes a world of religious consensus and resistance: a variety of conflicting beliefs and believers ranging from the committed core to outright dissenters.

A Documentary History

Author: Stephen Alomes
Publisher: Red Kite Books
ISBN: 9780207163647
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A collection of documents and illustrations drawn from literary, historical, political, architectural, folkloric, artistic and ceremonial sources. The documents have been selected for the insight that they can give on the shaping of Australia's national identity. Contains suggestions for further reading and a detailed index.

The Divine Dramatist

Author: Harry S. Stout
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802801548
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The Library Of Religious Biography is a series of original biographies on important religious figures throughout American and British history.

Puritans in the New World

Author: David D. Hall
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780691114088
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Puritans in the New World tells the story of the powerful yet turbulent culture of the English people who embarked on an "errand into the wilderness." It presents the Puritans in their own words, shedding light on the lives both of great dissenters such as Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson and of the orthodox leaders who contended against them. Classics of Puritan expression, like Mary Rowlandson's captivity narrative, Anne Bradstreet's poetry, and William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation appear alongside texts that are less well known but no less important: confessions of religious experience by lay people, the "diabolical" possession of a young woman, and the testimony of Native Americans who accept Christianity. Hall's chapter introductions provide a running history of Puritanism in seventeenth-century New England and alert readers to important scholarship. Above all, this is a collection of texts that vividly illuminates the experience of being a Puritan in the New World. The book will be welcomed by all those who are interested in early American literature, religion, and history.

Imagining the Worst

Author: Kathleen Margaret Lant
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780313302329
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Scholarly essays exploring Stephen King's representation of women in his fiction.