Witches, Wenches and Wild Women of Rhode Island

Witches, Wenches and Wild Women of Rhode Island

by M.E. Reilly-McGreen
     
 

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Experience the history of Rhode Island and learn about the Ocean State's most fascinating and wild women. Read of Mercy Brown, a nineteen-year-old consumption victim who was thought to be a vampire and whose body was exhumed and discovered with blood in the heart. There was Goody Seager, accused of infesting her neighbor's cheese with maggots by using witchcraft,

Overview


Experience the history of Rhode Island and learn about the Ocean State's most fascinating and wild women. Read of Mercy Brown, a nineteen-year-old consumption victim who was thought to be a vampire and whose body was exhumed and discovered with blood in the heart. There was Goody Seager, accused of infesting her neighbor's cheese with maggots by using witchcraft, and Tall Dutch" Kattern of Block Island, an opium-eating fortuneteller whose curse, legend says, set a ship aflame after its crew cast her ashore. Hear of the revolutionaries, like Julia Ward Howe, who invented Mother's Day and wrote the words to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," and religious reformer Anne Hutchinson, said to be the inspiration for Hawthorne's heroine in The Scarlet Letter, in these thrilling tales from author M.E. Reilly-McGreen."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596299375
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
06/29/2010
Series:
Wicked Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,301,597
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


M.E. Reilly-McGreen is the author of two previous History Press books: Witches, Wenches and Wild Women of Rhode Island and Revolutionaries, Rebels and Rogues of Rhode Island. She lives in the Ocean State with her husband and three sons.

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