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The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England
     

The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England

by Diane Rapaport
 

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ISBN-10: 1933212969

ISBN-13: 9781933212968

Pub. Date: 10/01/2008

Publisher: Commonwealth Editions

"On court days in colonial New England, folks gathered from miles around to listen as local magistrates convened to hear cases. In the abundant records extant from these hearings, we experience the passions and concerns of ordinary people, often in their own words, more than three centuries after the emotion-charged events that brought them to court. Rapaport is a

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"On court days in colonial New England, folks gathered from miles around to listen as local magistrates convened to hear cases. In the abundant records extant from these hearings, we experience the passions and concerns of ordinary people, often in their own words, more than three centuries after the emotion-charged events that brought them to court. Rapaport is a lawyer and historian who, by drawing on these court records, has created an award-winning column for New England Ancestors, the journal of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Some of the twenty-five true stories in The Naked Quaker were previously published there; others are new to this volume. Rapaport’s topics include: “Witches and Wild Women,” “Coupling,” “Tavern Tales,” and “Sunday Meeting.” The title story concerns a Quaker woman who walked into Puritan Sunday meeting and dropped her dress in front of the gathering, to protest actions of the colonial authorities."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933212968
Publisher:
Commonwealth Editions
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,352,177
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction     xi
Witches and Wild Women     1
Coupling     15
Parents and Youth     29
Tavern Tales     41
Slaves and Servants     51
Neighbor Versus Neighbor     59
Sunday Meeting     73
Frontier Justice     83
Offshore Antics     99
Lawyers and Judges     109
Notes     123
Illustration Sources     133
Bibliography     135
Index     141

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