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Author Karlsen, Carol F.

Title The devil in the shape of a woman [electronic resource] : witchcraft in colonial new England / Carol F. Karlsen.

Imprint Old Saybrook, Conn. : Tantor Media ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2018, p2018.

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Description 1 online resource (9 hr., 10 min.)
Note Unabridged.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Requires RBdigital Media Manager.
System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
Note Downloadable audio file.
Title from title screen.
Access Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Performer Narrated by Jo Anna Perrin.
Form Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
Summary 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.
Subject History.
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Added Author Perrin, Jo Anna. Narrator.
Tantor Media.
ISBN 9781977323361
Music No. Z100137628 Recorded Books

 
    
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