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The Resource Damned women : sinners and witches in Puritan New England, Elizabeth Reis

Damned women : sinners and witches in Puritan New England, Elizabeth Reis

Label
Damned women : sinners and witches in Puritan New England
Title
Damned women
Title remainder
sinners and witches in Puritan New England
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Reis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In her analysis of the cultural construction of gender in early America, Elizabeth Reis explores the intersection of Puritan theology, Puritan evaluations of womanhood, and the Salem witchcraft episodes. She finds in that intersection the basis for understanding why women were accused of witchcraft more often than men, why they confessed more often, and why they frequently accused other women of being witches. In the process of negotiating their beliefs about the devil's powers in practical ways, both women and men embedded womanhood in the discourse of depravity. Women and men feared hell equally but the Puritan culture encourage women to believe that it was their vile natures which would take them there rather than the particular sins they may have committed
  • Following the Salem witchcraft trials, Reis argues, Puritans' understanding of sin and the devil changed. Women and men took more responsibility for their sins and became increasingly confident of their redemption, yet women more than men continued to imagine themselves as essentially corrupt, even after the Great Awakening
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reis, Elizabeth
Dewey number
305.4/0974/09032
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1438.N35
LC item number
R45 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Puritans
  • Witchcraft
  • Puritans
  • Witchcraft
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • New England
  • Vrouwen
  • Puriteinen
  • Hekserij
  • Frau
  • Hexe
  • Puritanismus
  • Sünde
  • Neuengland
  • Frau
  • Sünde
  • Puritanismus
  • Geschichte 1600-1700
  • Hexe
  • Neuengland
Label
Damned women : sinners and witches in Puritan New England, Elizabeth Reis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Puritan Women and the Discourse of Depravity -- 1. Women's Sinful Natures and Men's Natural Sins -- 2. Popular and Ministerial Visions of Satan -- 3. The Devil, the Body, and the Feminine Soul -- 4. Gender and the Meanings of Confession -- 5. Satan Dispossessed -- Epilogue: Gender, Faith, and "Young Goodman Brown."
Control code
ocm36143607
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 212 pages
Isbn
9780801486111
Lccn
96053411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36143607
  • (OCoLC)36143607
Label
Damned women : sinners and witches in Puritan New England, Elizabeth Reis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Puritan Women and the Discourse of Depravity -- 1. Women's Sinful Natures and Men's Natural Sins -- 2. Popular and Ministerial Visions of Satan -- 3. The Devil, the Body, and the Feminine Soul -- 4. Gender and the Meanings of Confession -- 5. Satan Dispossessed -- Epilogue: Gender, Faith, and "Young Goodman Brown."
Control code
ocm36143607
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 212 pages
Isbn
9780801486111
Lccn
96053411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36143607
  • (OCoLC)36143607

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