Class Notes (837,616)
United States (325,113)
History (89)
HIST 201 (54)
James Scow (45)

salem witch 9.docx

2 Pages
Unlock Document

HIST 201
James Scow

11/12/12 Mental Illness and Witchcraft Accusations in Salem Caulfield diagnosed the girls making the accusations with hysteria Caulfield’s first argument: The kids were not faking • Most historians up to 1940 thought they were liars (brats) o Caulfield doesn’t see them this way • Caulfield sees a correspondence between modern illness and the kid’s behavior o Pitfalls?  It was a really widespread thing, so what would be going on to make so many of them ill  The timing of their symptoms is so convenient  It happens all of the sudden, where would that come from  We no longer have the diagnoses of hysteria, but this doesn’t necessarily change what is happening (symptoms) to an individual person • Contemporary observers were not idiots, and they were convinced something serious was going on o They didn’t know how to explain what was going on, so they said that the girls were bewitched o Cotton Mather on measles o They were capable observers and the very best descriptions of the measles from early North America was written by Cotton Mather was a member of an early puritan family in Massachusetts, and so
More Less

Related notes for HIST 201

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.