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Author Games, Alison, 1963-

Title Witchcraft in early North America / Alison Games

Publ Info Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2010]
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Descript xiv, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series American controversies series
Contents PRIMARY DOCUMENTS: Fray Benavides sees wizards, sorcerers, and the demon in New Mexico -- Makin sense of sickness in Huron Country -- Execution of Isaac Jogues -- Andres Perez de Ribas explains origins of Tepehuan Revolt -- Pueblo Revolt -- English Act against Conjuration -- Law of the Colony of Connecticut -- Case of Goodwife Wright, Virginia -- Execution of Mary Lee en route to Maryland -- Case of Grace Sherwood, Virginia -- Governor Kaine Pardons Grace Sherwood in 2006 -- Case of witchcraft in New Mexico -- William Bosman explains ritual use of poison in Guinea -- South Carolina strengthens laws against poisoning and slave doctors -- about poisoning from South Carolina Gazette -- Poison at Monticello -- Possession of Elizabeth Knapp, Massachusetts -- Possession at Abiquiu, New Mexico -- Examinations of Tituba and Sarah Good, Salem -- Nathaniel Cary's account of his wife's examination -- Examinatio of Candy -- Petition of John Proctor -- Examination of Mary Toothaker -- Examinations of Abigail Faulkner -- Thomas Brattle's skeptisim -- Ann Putnam's confession -- Code of Handsome Lake -- Code of the Shawnee Prophet -- With hunt and the White River Mission
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Witchcraft in Early North America investigates European, African, and Indian witchcraft beliefs and their expression in colonial America. Alison Games's engaging book takes us beyond the infamous outbreak at Salem, Massachusetts, to look at how witchcraft was a central feature of colonial societies in North America. Her substantial and lively introduction orients readers to the subject and to the rich selection of documents that follows. The documents begin with first encounters between European missionaries and Native Americans in New France and New Mexico, and they conclude with witch hunts among Native Americans in the years of the early American republic. The documents--some of which have never been published previously--include excerpts from trials in Virginia, New Mexico, and Massachusetts; accounts of outbreaks in Salem, Abiquiu (New Mexico), and among the Delaware Indians; descriptions of possession; legal codes; and allegations of poisoning by slaves. The documents raise issues central to legal, cultural, social, religious, and gender history
LC subject Witchcraft -- United States -- History
ISBN 9781442203570 (cloth : alk. paper)