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Tituba, reluctant witch of Salem : devilish Indians and Puritan fantasies

Author: Elaine G Breslaw
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1996.
Series: American social experience series, 35.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With this important book, Elaine G. Breslaw has "found" Tituba, the elusive, mysterious, and often mythologized Indian woman accused of witchcraft in Salem in 1692 and immortalized in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Reconstructing the life of the slave woman at the center of the notorious Salem witch trials, the book traces Tituba from her likely origins in South America to Barbados, forcefully dispelling the commonly
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Tituba.; Tituba.; Tituba.; Tituba.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine G Breslaw
ISBN: 0814712274 9780814712276 9780814713075 0814713076
OCLC Number: 33010262
Description: xxv, 243 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: Barbados --
Ch 1. Tituba's Roots: An Arawak from Guiana --
Ch 2. My Own Country: Tituba in Barbados --
Ch 3. Strange New World: An American Indian on a Barbados Plantation --
Part II: Massachusetts --
Ch 4. An Incomplete Transformation: A Tawny Puritan --
Ch 5. The Devil in Massachusetts: Accusations --
Ch 6. The Reluctant Witch: Feuling Puritan Fantasies --
Ch 7. Creative Adaptations: Complaints and Confessions --
Ch 8. Devilish Indians and Womanly Conversations: Tituba's Credibility.
Series Title: American social experience series, 35.
Responsibility: Elaine G. Breslaw.
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