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The Resource The devil in the shape of a woman : witchcraft in colonial New England, Carol F. Karlsen

The devil in the shape of a woman : witchcraft in colonial New England, Carol F. Karlsen

Label
The devil in the shape of a woman : witchcraft in colonial New England
Title
The devil in the shape of a woman
Title remainder
witchcraft in colonial New England
Statement of responsibility
Carol F. Karlsen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Karlsen, Carol F.
Dewey number
133.4/0974
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1576
LC item number
.K37 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft
  • New England
  • Hexerei
  • Neuengland
  • Hexerei
  • Neuengland
  • Sorcellerie
  • Sorcières
  • Nouvelle-Angleterre (États-Unis)
Label
The devil in the shape of a woman : witchcraft in colonial New England, Carol F. Karlsen
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
Preface -- 1: New England's witchcraft beliefs -- 2: Demographic basis of witchcraft -- 3: Economic basis of witchcraft -- 4: Handmaidens of the devil -- 5: Handmaidens of the lord -- 6: New England's well-ordered society -- 7: Brands plucked out of the burning -- Epilogue -- Afterword to the Norton paperback edition -- Appendix: List of accused witches -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocm39167442
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 370 pages
Isbn
9780393317596
Lccn
98190568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39167442
  • (OCoLC)39167442
Label
The devil in the shape of a woman : witchcraft in colonial New England, Carol F. Karlsen
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
Preface -- 1: New England's witchcraft beliefs -- 2: Demographic basis of witchcraft -- 3: Economic basis of witchcraft -- 4: Handmaidens of the devil -- 5: Handmaidens of the lord -- 6: New England's well-ordered society -- 7: Brands plucked out of the burning -- Epilogue -- Afterword to the Norton paperback edition -- Appendix: List of accused witches -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocm39167442
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 370 pages
Isbn
9780393317596
Lccn
98190568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39167442
  • (OCoLC)39167442

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