The Devil in the Shape of a Woman Author:Carol F. Karlsen A pioneer work in what might be called the sexual structuring of society. This is not just another book about witchcraft. Carol Karlsen has uncovered the assumptions, explicit and implicit, that governed the everyday relationships of men and women in early New England. — - Edmund S. Morgan (Sterling Professor of History Emeritus Yale University)
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This is a remarkable achievement. The "witches" come alive in this book, not as stereotypes, but as real women living in a society that suspected and feared their independence and combativeness.
- Mary Beth Norton ( Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History Cornell University)« less