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dc.contributor.authorPrince, Erika.
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-22T16:56:26Z
dc.date.available2016-03-22T16:56:26Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.otherW Thesis 1493
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11040/24323
dc.descriptioni, 140 leaves.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliography: leaves 137-140.
dc.description.abstractNotorious Crimes & High Misdemeanors argues that the experiences of women in court in seventeenth-century New England were shaped not only by the circumstances of their crimes and established legal and cultural attitudes towards women, but also by the attempts of colony leaders to maintain the hierarchical structure of their communities, especially in times of religious, political, and social crisis. It looks at the actions of magistrates to assert control through five chapters organized by crime—crimes of unorthodoxy, speech and apparel offenses, liquor and theft, murder and witchcraft, and fornication, adultery, and divorce.
dc.description.tableofcontentsHeterodox women -- Crimes of expression -- Tavern keepers, common drunkards, and thieves -- Taking lives and making covenants with the devil -- The regulation of marriage.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWheaton College (Norton, Mass.)en_US
dc.subjectUndergraduate research.
dc.subjectUndergraduate thesis.
dc.subject.lcshMassachusetts -- Social life and customs -- 17th century.
dc.subject.lcshWomen -- New England -- History -- 17th century.
dc.subject.lcshWomen -- New England -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
dc.subject.lcshSociological jurisprudence -- United States -- History -- 17th century.
dc.subject.lcshWomen -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History -- 17th century.
dc.subject.lcshCourts -- Massachusetts -- History -- 17th century.
dc.titleNotorious crimes & high misdemeanors : New England women in court 1620-1690.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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