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HST 2650 Witchcraft and Magic in Early America (3 credits)

This course focuses on the role of witchcraft and magic in early America. It examines the religious and social context of witch-hunting in Europe and America in the early modem era with a close look at the primary sources available to historians seeking to understand this phenomenon in American history. Part of the semester explores the Essex County outbreak, more popularly known as the Salem witch trials. It then surveys what happened to the world of witches and magic in the Age of Enlightenment and the Romantic Era of the nineteenth century. (Might not be offered every year)
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