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Author Chamberlain, Ava.

Title The notorious Elizabeth Tuttle : marriage, murder, and madness in the family of Jonathan Edwards / Ava Chamberlain.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, c2012.


Description xiii, 257 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series North American religions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Prologue -- Hardy Puritan pioneers -- Three struggling patriarchs -- A brutal murder -- A criminal lunatic -- A messy divorce -- The inheritance -- Blood will tell -- Conclusion.
Summary In this compelling and meticulously researched work of micro-history, Ava Chamberlain unearths a fuller history of Elizabeth Tuttle. It is a violent and tragic story in which anxious patriarchs struggle to govern their households, unruly women disobey their husbands, mental illness tears families apart, and loved ones die sudden deaths.
Subject Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758 -- Family.
Tuttle, Elizabeth, 1645- -- Marriage.
Edwards, Richard, 1647-1718 -- Marriage.
Tuttle family.
Edwards family.
Families -- Mental health.
Divorce -- Connecticut -- History -- 17th century.
Murder -- Connecticut -- History -- 17th century.
Connecticut -- Biography.
ISBN 9780814723722 (cl : alk. paper)
0814723721 (cl : alk. paper)

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