Cotton Mather The Wonders of the Invisible World (173-79)
Crosscurrents: Puritanism, Indians, and Witchcraft (165- 71)
Answer the following questions:
In John Winthrop’s “The Trial of Margaret Jones” (167-68), what is the evidence against her?
Evaluate the validity of the “evidence” against Margaret Jones.
Describe her behavior at the trial.
What happened the day she was executed?
What does Mary Towne Easty state in her petition?
What is your reaction to her petition? If you had received her petition, what would you have done? Why?
According to Mather, what is Bridget Bishop guilty of?
Why was there little occasion to prove witchcraft?
Choose two witnesses in this case and summarize their accusations against Bishop