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Salem Witchcraft Trials: A Comparative Analysis
A comparative analysis of Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum's "Salem Possessed" and "The Devil in the Shape of a Woman" by Carol Karlsen.
# 114850 | 1,019 words | 0 sources | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 27, 2009 in History (U.S. American Society, 1640-1750) , English (Comparison)


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The paper compares the historian's methodological approach in Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum's "Salem Possessed" and "The Devil in the Shape of a Woman" by Carol Karlsen. The paper relates that it is unlikely that Salem had the same obsession with constraining gender roles as today, while it is equally unlikely that economics was the only motivating force behind the witch hunt. The paper shows how neither author provides an entirely satisfactory solution, but concludes that perhaps both approaches are necessary to get a better idea of what life was like during this perplexing period of American colonial history.

Outline:
Critique 1: Salem Possessed
Critique 2: The Devil in the Shape of a Woman
Conclusion

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