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The Resource Tituba, reluctant witch of Salem : devilish Indians and Puritan fantasies, Elaine G. Breslaw

Tituba, reluctant witch of Salem : devilish Indians and Puritan fantasies, Elaine G. Breslaw

Label
Tituba, reluctant witch of Salem : devilish Indians and Puritan fantasies
Title
Tituba, reluctant witch of Salem
Title remainder
devilish Indians and Puritan fantasies
Statement of responsibility
Elaine G. Breslaw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • With this important book, Elaine G. Breslaw has "found" Tituba, the elusive, mysterious, and often mythologized Indian woman accused of witchcraft in Salem in 1692 and immortalized in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Reconstructing the life of the slave woman at the center of the notorious Salem witch trials, the book traces Tituba from her likely origins in South America to Barbados, forcefully dispelling the commonly held belief that Tituba was African. The uniquely multicultural nature of life on a seventeenth-century Barbadan sugar plantation - defined by a mixture of English, American Indian, and African ways and folklore - indelibly shaped the young Tituba's world and the mental images she brought with her to Massachusetts
  • By dividing her biography into two parts, one focusing on Tituba's roots in Barbados, the other on her life in Massachusetts, Breslaw emphasizes the inextricably linked worlds of the Caribbean and the North American colonies, illustrating how the Puritan worldview was influenced by its perception of possessed Indians. Tituba's confession, Breslaw argues, clearly reveals Tituba's savvy and determined efforts to protect herself by actively manipulating Puritan fears. This confession, perceived as evidence of a diabolical conspiracy, was the central agent in the cataclysmic series of events that saw nineteen people executed and over 150 imprisoned, including a young girl of five
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Breslaw, Elaine G.
Dewey number
974.4/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F2230.2.A7
LC item number
T573 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American social experience series
Series volume
35
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tituba
  • Tituba
  • Tituba
  • Tituba
  • Arawak Indians
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Salem (Mass.)
  • Witchcraft
  • Arawak Indians
  • Slaves
  • Witchcraft
  • Barbados
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
  • Arawak (Indiens)
  • Esclaves
  • Esclaves
  • Sorcellerie
  • Salem (Etats-Unis ; Mass.)
  • Biografie
  • Hexenverfolgung
  • Salem, Mass
  • Salem (Mass.)
Label
Tituba, reluctant witch of Salem : devilish Indians and Puritan fantasies, Elaine G. Breslaw
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-237) 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
Part I: Barbados -- Ch 1. Tituba's Roots: An Arawak from Guiana -- Ch 2. My Own Country: Tituba in Barbados -- Ch 3. Strange New World: An American Indian on a Barbados Plantation -- Part II: Massachusetts -- Ch 4. An Incomplete Transformation: A Tawny Puritan -- Ch 5. The Devil in Massachusetts: Accusations -- Ch 6. The Reluctant Witch: Feuling Puritan Fantasies -- Ch 7. Creative Adaptations: Complaints and Confessions -- Ch 8. Devilish Indians and Womanly Conversations: Tituba's Credibility
Control code
ocm33010262
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 243 pages
Isbn
9780814713075
Lccn
95038417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33010262
  • (OCoLC)33010262
Label
Tituba, reluctant witch of Salem : devilish Indians and Puritan fantasies, Elaine G. Breslaw
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-237) 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
Part I: Barbados -- Ch 1. Tituba's Roots: An Arawak from Guiana -- Ch 2. My Own Country: Tituba in Barbados -- Ch 3. Strange New World: An American Indian on a Barbados Plantation -- Part II: Massachusetts -- Ch 4. An Incomplete Transformation: A Tawny Puritan -- Ch 5. The Devil in Massachusetts: Accusations -- Ch 6. The Reluctant Witch: Feuling Puritan Fantasies -- Ch 7. Creative Adaptations: Complaints and Confessions -- Ch 8. Devilish Indians and Womanly Conversations: Tituba's Credibility
Control code
ocm33010262
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 243 pages
Isbn
9780814713075
Lccn
95038417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33010262
  • (OCoLC)33010262

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