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Survival of Witchcraft in the United States with Maria Kruzic
Big Piney River as viewed from Devil’s Elbow Bridge Devils Elbow, Missouri While most of the late seventeenth and eighteenth (More)
Salem: The Spark, The Blaze and The Ashes with Elliot DiNero
Wide-reaching witch hunts are like fires; they rarely occur spontaneously, are in need of previously established fuel, are started through an initial spark, and are sustained by adding more fuel for it to consume. While these accused witches were han (More)
The Birth and Evolution of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century New England with Mirrsha Ganthan
Before Europeans established colonies in America, magical practices and traditions were an essential part of European life. People who practiced magic, often referred to as “cunning folk” or “wise folk,” were respected and valued by their communities (More)
Historical Interpretations of the Salem Witch-Trials, 1692 with Anika Choudhury

The Gendered Narrative of Witch-Hunting Through the Centuries with Alexa Frankelis
[caption id="attachment_475" align="alignleft" width="1024"] Trial of George Jacobs of Salem for Witchcraft, T. H. Matteson, 1855

Colonists used the belief of witchc (More)
Witchcraft and Crises in the Early Modern Atlantic World, 1450-1692: Introduction to a series with Richard Tomczak
Woodcut of witches flying In the early modern Atlantic World, witchcraft was woven into the fabric of cultural beliefs, traditions, and behaviors. At the core of the witch-tri (More)
Looking Back at Forms of Protest During the Colonial Period with Baylee Browning-Atkinson. Part 3: Challenging Relationships of Authority and Deference: New Jersey Land Riots and the Leisler Rebellion
In the third installment of this series we will be looking at two examples of colonists challenging established relationships of authority and the deferential society of the early colonial period through the New Jersey Land Riots and Leisler's Rebell (More)
Looking Back at Forms of Protest During the Colonial Period with Baylee Browning-Atkinson. Part 2: Commercial Protest, Merchants and Consumers.
Today we will be looking at some forms of protest and dissent which colonial merchants and consumers engaged in, as well as some interesting incidents that followed.  After the French and Indian War, or the Seven Years War as it was known globally, t (More)
Looking Back at Forms of Protest During the Colonial Period with Baylee Browning-Atkinson. Part One: Methods of Resisting Enslavement and the 1741 Slave Uprising Conspiracy.
Immediately following the murder of Mr. George Floyd Americans took to the streets to voice their support, sorrow, frustration, anger, and disappointment in a manner and magnitude that people of my generation have not seen, and America has not seen, (More)
Crisis and Catharsis on the Great South Bay with Baylee Browning-Atkinson
Birds Eye View of the Fire Island Surf Hotel With approval from Governor Flower, Jenk (More)
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