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A fever in Salem

Laurie M. Carlson

A fever in Salem

a new interpretation of the New England witch trials

by Laurie M. Carlson

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Published by I.R. Dee in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Witchcraft -- Massachusetts -- Salem -- History -- 17th century,
  • Epidemic encephalitis -- Massachusetts -- Salem -- History -- 17th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-188) and index

    StatementLaurie Winn Carlson
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF1576 .C37 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 197 p. ;
    Number of Pages197
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16948950M
    ISBN 101566632536
    LC Control Number99027520

    Pelka, Fred. But witches—whether actual or accused—still face persecution and death. She provocatively concludes that the witch hunts of New England were a "response to unexplained physical and neurological behaviors resulting from an epidemic of encephalitis. A satirical article supposedly written by Benjamin Franklin about a witch trial in New Jersey was published in in the Pennsylvania Gazette. The Origin of Witches Early witches were people who practiced witchcraft, using magic spells and calling upon spirits for help or to bring about change. Around 80 percent of them were women thought to be in cahoots with the Devil and filled with lust.

    There are only a few things that he remembers - his name, that he is originally from Paris and furthermore that he might have committed the murder of a woman named Rhea Wagner Gemma Atkinson. Boston: B. Linnda Caporael argues that the girls suffered from convulsive ergotism, a condition caused by ergot, a type of fungus, found in rye and other grains. In pop culture, the witch has been portrayed as a benevolent, nose-twitching suburban housewife; an awkward teenager learning to control her powers and a trio of charmed sisters battling the forces of evil. Women were accused more for witchcraft because they did not hold the power that men held in their social, political, and religious society in Salem, Massachusetts.

    Why did the symptoms occur when and where they did? They were also unable to prevent any onlookers with this kind of attention, so the news spread A fever in Salem book than others who were accused. Women were blamed for witchcraft because of their low authority in the political system, and the way they were viewed in the Puritan society. Goody Bates had a finely honed instinct for discerning what ailed a sick neighbor and was widely respected for her abilities. In A Fever in Salem: A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials, Laurie Winn Carlson focuses instead on the afflicted, examining potential natural explanations for their typical symptoms, which included hallucinations, convulsions, psychosis, and frequently death. A statistical appendix, maps, and chronology further bolster her theory.


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Their spells and incantations are often derived from their Book of Shadows, a 20th-century collection of wisdom and witchcraft, and can be compared to the act of prayer in other religions. With the girls continuing to have these fits, they led to accusations of many people.

The trials then ended at that A fever in Salem book. Temperatures began to drop at the beginning of the fourteenth century, with the coldest periods occurring from to In A Fever in Salem: A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials, Laurie Winn Carlson focuses instead on the afflicted, examining potential natural A fever in Salem book for their typical symptoms, which included hallucinations, convulsions, psychosis, and frequently death.

But witches—whether actual or accused—still face persecution and death. But, Salem was not the only town in New England that had witch trials in Birds migrating from sub-equatorial western Africa fly directly over these areas as they head north each spring … Migratory birds may have brought disease from western Africa to Europe, where a virus in their blood was extracted by arboviral mosquitoes who then fed on peasants and villagers.

The fundamental issue was not who was to control the Village, but what its essential character was to be. One of the most memorable deaths during the Salem witch trials was that of George Burroughs. This event would take place due to the odd behaviors of several adolescent girls that claimed three women were tormenting them.

Kelner, Science. The Salem witch trials outbreak began in Instead, by contrasting the symptoms of 17th-century Massachusetts victims with those in other colonies, in Europe, and in more modern times, Winn Carlson supports her claim for an organic cause.

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Pelka, Fred. Scholars have attempted to answer these questions with a variety of economic and physiological theories. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. While most historians have concentrated their efforts on the accused, Laurie Winn Carlson, A Fever in Salem focuses on the afflicted.

Instead, by contrasting the symptoms of 17th-century Massachusetts victims with those in other colonies, in Europe, and in more modern times, Winn Carlson supports her claim A fever in Salem book an organic cause.

It brought to light the ridiculousness of some witchcraft accusations. An accuser would fall into a fit — and usually faint — A fever in Salem book the mere sight of an accused witch.

But what caused the mass hysteria, false accusations, and lapses in due process? For example, page 46 states: [Midwives] were present in Salem and in colonial settlements, but there are no references to individuals or their families seeking them out for assistance A fever in Salem book combating an epidemic.

Stemming from the Calvinistic religious beliefs of the Puritans who immigrated to America, anything that strays from the predestined lives of these puritanical people is the result of sin.

A much better example would have been the similar crisis in Stamford Connecticut that was concurrent with that in Salem. It was in January of 16, that Betty and Abigail started their fits, babbling, and accusations of witchcraft.

When witchcraft in Salem became more prominent inwomen were targeted because of their positions socially. One of the most popular witch hunts of American History of the sixteenth century, that has received popularity amongst modern culture and scholars, was the Salem witch hunts otherwise known as the Salem witch trials of The author of this book has proposed an intriguing hypothesis regarding the seventeenth-century witchcraft trials in Salem, Massachusetts.

Laurie Winn Carlson argues that accusations of witchcraft were linked to an epidemic of encephalitis and that it was a specific form of this disease.

Aug 21,  · In the late winter and early spring ofresidents of Salem Village, Massachusetts, began to suffer from strange physical and mental maladies. The randomness of the victims, and unusual symptoms that were seldom duplicated, led residents to suspect an 1/5.

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