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Hist Psychiatry. 2002 Dec;13(52 Pt 4):433-44.

The distinction between witchcraft and madness in colonial Connecticut.

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Department of History, University of Connecticut, USA. goodheart@snet.net

Abstract

This essay argues two points in regard to early New England: first, that witchcraft is not a significant aspect of the history of mental illness; and second, that seventeenth-century society had a cultural protocol for distinguishing one from the other. The examples discussed in detail are from Connecticut, but they are representative of colonial New England as a whole.

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12645572
DOI:
10.1177/0957154X0201305205
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