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Unformatted text preview: (HIS-243364-01-09SU2) Transformations During the Colonial Experience M05 Group A (part 2) In 1634, Ann Hutchinson arrived from England with her husband and seven children to Boston. In 1637, the free thinking woman Mrs. Ann Hutchinson was charged, convicted and banished from the Massachusetts Bay colony for charges ranging from sedition and breaking the 5th commandment by not honoring her parents because the "fathers of the commonwealth" did not endear themselves to her ideology. Not only did the ideas she preached threaten the religious and governmental status quo, but that fact that she challenged the patriarchal puritanical system made her that much more of a threat than others who were banished for preaching the gospel of dissent, like Rhode Island founder Roger Williams who was given the boot two years earlier. This text is the trial transcript. In it we see a well mounted intellectual and spiritual defense given by the defendant against odds not in her favor. As a matter of fact, it could be described as down right bias. The high level of dialogue and the dated manner in which they speak may be off-putting due to it being unfamiliar. But if one manner in which they speak may be off-putting due to it being unfamiliar....
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- Spring '08
- Massachusetts, Rhode Island, John Winthrop