Witchcraft in Early North America

ISBN-10: 1442203587
ISBN-13: 9781442203587
Edition: 2012
Authors: Alison Games
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Alison Games is Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University.

Preface
Witchcraft in Early North America: An Introduction
Beliefs: Europeans
Beliefs: West and West-Central Africans
Beliefs: Native Americans
Colonization, Witchcraft, and Resistance
New Mexico
New France
British North America
Africans and Their Descendants in North America
Outbreaks: Putting Salem in Context
Confession
Possession
Prophets and Witch Hunts in the-New United States
Skepticism
Notes
Primary Documents
First Impressions
Fray Benavides Sees Wizards, Sorcerers, and the Demon in New Mexico, 1625-1627
Making Sense of the Sickness in Huron Country, 1636-1637: Who's a Witch?
The Execution of Isaac Jogues, 1646
Resistance and the Devil
Andr�s P�rez de Ribas Explains the Origins of the Tepehuan Revolt, 1616
Witchcraft, Sorcery, and the Pueblo Revolt, 1680-1681
English Witch Beliefs Cross the Atlantic
The English Act against Conjuration, 1604
The Law of the Colony of Connecticut, 1642
The Case of Goodwife Wright, Virginia, 1626
The Execution of Mary Lee en route to Maryland, 1654
The Case of Grace Sherwood, Virginia, 1706
Governor Kaine Pardons Grace Sherwood, 2006
New Worlds
A Case of Witchcraft in New Mexico, 1708
Willem Bosman Explains the Ritual Use of Poison in Guinea, 1704
South Carolina Strengthens Its Laws against Poisoning and Slave Doctors, 1740, 1751
Items about Poisoning from the South Carolina Gazette, 1749, 1769
Poison at Monticello, 1800
Two Cases of Possession
The Possession of Elizabeth Knapp, Massachusetts, 1671-1672
Possession at Abiquiu, New Mexico, 1763-1764
Outbreaks
The Examinations of Tituba and Sarah Good, Salem, March 1, 1692
Nathaniel Cary's Account of His Wife's Examination, May 1692
The Examination of Candy, July 4, 1692
The Petition of John Proctor, July 23, 1692
The Examination of Mary Toothaker, July 30, 1692
The Examinations of Abigail Faulkner, August 1692
Thomas Brattle's Skepticism, 1692
Ann Putnam's Confession, 1706
The Code of Handsome Lake
The Code of the Shawnee Prophet, circa 1812
The Witch Hunt at the White River Mission, 1806
Index
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