Lecture 4.01.08

Lecture 4.01.08 - IV. Virginia A. Intro B. Witchcraft a....

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IV. Virginia A. Intro B. Witchcraft a. 1626 case of Joan Wright b. Actions against accusers c. Later witchcraft concerns d. Conclusions C. Magic D. Ordeal by touch a case study a. Paul, Sarah and Mary Carter Late 19 th C New England I. Intro II. Cultural Changes a. Growing emphasis on convenent b. Growing clerical concerns with providences and portents c. Consequences for accusations Witchcraft Nobody was executed from witchcraft in Virginia and officials would try to discourage the idea of witchcraft. o Virginians are willing to accuse people of witchcraft but officials did not prosecute these accusations. Although they tried to discourage witchcraft some were accused. People were not lawyers but were learned men and therefore the people that were accused were not put to death but were given other punishments Joan Wright was accused of being a witch for many reasons. o One of the reasons was because she was turned away from being a midwife because she was left-handed. After she was turned away terrible things started to happen and people believed that she was the one responsible.
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course HIS HIS/WST 21 taught by Professor Tillson during the Spring '08 term at Tampa.

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Lecture 4.01.08 - IV. Virginia A. Intro B. Witchcraft a....

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