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  1. Feb 2017
    1. Cotton Mather

      This man was a huge influence on the Salem witch trials!! I totally called it.

      "Mather published Memorable Providences, detailing the supposed afflictions of several children in the Goodwin family in Boston. Robert Calef, a contemporary critic of Mather, considered this book responsible for laying the groundwork for the Salem witch trials"

    2. against women speaking in public was based on the assumption that they were irrational and, if so, could persuade only by seduc-tively employing their sexuality;

      Gee, almost seems like the phrase, "She's a witch!" is about to appear here.