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"American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans"
Lecture presented by Eve LaPlante on her book “American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans”
In November 1637, Anne Hutchinson stood before forty male judges of the Massachusetts General Court. The 46-year-old midwife and Puritan leader, pregnant with her sixteenth child, parried their every charge of heresy and sedition. In a period when a woman could not vote, hold public office, or teach outside the home, Hutchinson showed remarkable political power, prompting Governor John Winthrop to deride her as “this American Jezebel.” Hear from her descendant, Eve LaPlante, as she presentsView more
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