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Unformatted text preview: 1. Household chores, gardening, etc 2. Limited form of economic independence C. Patriarchal Society 1. Women subordinate to men (social hierarchy ordained by God) 2. Almost voiceless in political / legal matters i. Couldnt vote, hold office, own property, make contracts ii. Difficult to obtain a divorce D. Single women, independent widows, & childless women 1. Suspicious / cultural mistrust V. Salem Witch Trials (1691-1692) A. Environment back home 1. Over 3,000 witches executed in Europe 1580-1680 2. Learned Behavior B. Large Urban Centers 1. Massachusetts 50,000 Residents / Fear Spread C. Characteristics of Witch Hunting 1. Older women, single women, childless, indep / assertive women 2. Men accused too 3. Satans helpers = Familiars 4. Signs = Witchs Teat / Devil Scars D. Lack of Justice 1. Spectral Evidence 2. No legal defense E. Faking Symptoms / Mentally Ill / Jealously?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course HIST 150 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '11 term at University of Nebraska Kearney.
- Spring '11