Reconstruction

Report
CH 4
RELIGIOUS STRIFE & UPHEAVAL
Salem Witch Trials, circa
th
17
cen.
Key Terms
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Glorious Revolution *
Great Awakening
Cotton Mather
Spanish Inquisition *
Witchcraft mania *
Tituba
Salem, Massachusetts
Malleus Maleficarum / Hammer
of Witches) *
Spectral evidence
Patriarchal family
Feme covert
Surplus crops
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Enlightenment
New Light / Old Light
Pietists
Harvard College
College of William and Mary
John Wesley / Methodism
George Whitfield
impressment
Freemen
Methodists
Quakers
Baptists
Moravians
Questions to Consider
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What factors led to a rise in tensions within colonial
America in the early 1700s? How did the social,
political, and economic instability lead to an
increase in accusations of witchcraft? How did this
“witchcraft mania” impact women and dissidents?
If You’re Curious . . .
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Good Wives by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Reimagining the Past: The Religious History of
American Women ed. by Catherine Brekus (Several
good articles on women and religious history.)

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