Connecticut Witch-Hunts and John Winthrop, Jr. with Dr. Scott CulpepperThou Shalt Not Suffer: The Witch Trial Podcast
10/20/22 • 68 min
Josh Hutchinson and Sarah Jack present Dr. Scott Culpepper. He is a historian, storyteller, author and Professor of History at Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA. We discuss the Connecticut Witch Trials in depth, including dialog on Governor John Winthrop Jr,, alchemy, and specific accused witches. We look for answers to our advocacy questions: Why do we witch hunt? How do we witch hunt? How do we stop hunting witches?
“Records of the Particular Court of Connecticut, 1639-1663.” Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society. Vol. 22. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Historical Society: 1928.
John Putnam Demos, Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England, Updated Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Paul B. Moyer, Detestable and Wicked Arts: New England and Witchcraft in the Early Modern Atlantic World. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2020.
Walter W. Woodward, Prospero’s America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
Matthew Hopkins, The Discovery of Witches. London: For R. Royston, 1647.
Dr. Culpepper's Blog, The Imaginative Historian
Youtube - Connecticut Witch Trials with Dr. Scott Culpepper
Dr. Scott Culpepper Professor Profile
New London Connecticut Historical Society
Please sign the petition to exonerate those accused of witchcraft in Connecticut
CT State Historian, Walter W. Woodward
Regicide History, New England Historical Society
Tickets for Salem Ballet, Ballet Des Moines
Saltonstall's Trial Play Tickets
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