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Anne Hutchinson
An examination of the lead-up to the trial of Anne Hutchinson in seventeenth century America.
# 108394 | 1,152 words | 22 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper discusses the trial of Anne Hutchinson in the United States in the seventeenth century. It describes the religious beliefs of Hutchinson and her position within the community in which she lived. The paper then discusses her background and the political and religious climate that led up to her prosecution. The paper finally looks at the ruling of the court.

From the Paper:

"The court voted to banish her from the community. Eventually Anne and most of her children would be killed by raiding Indians who had been provoked by other settlers. In some ways Hutchinson represented the ideas of individual consciousness, stemming from the Reformation. Anne was banished because she was seen as a threat to the family, state, law and hierarchy. She was not banished solely because she believed something different, but because what she believed dismantled everything that everyone else believed. Her freedom of thought was a threat to their way of life and ultimately, their freedom."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cotton, John. An Abstract of the Laws of New England as they are Now Established, 1641. and.html
  • Hutchinson, Thomas. Ed. A Collection of Original Papers Relative to the History of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. Boston, 1769.
  • Swarthmore College. "The Trial and Interrogation of Anne Hutchinson."
  • Winthrope, John. A Modell of Christian Charity. (1630)
  • "Anne Hutchinson"

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