Nov 24, 2020  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
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HIST 349 - Crime and Dissent in Early New England


Prerequisites: HIST 100   or consent of instructor.
Fulfills a course requirement in the History Core Concentration. 
When Puritans settled New England in the early seventeenth century, they hoped to create a godly “city upon a hill” away from the evils of England. This class reframes the narrative and examines those who challenged this ideal through their criminal and deviant behavior. In Puritan ideology, the punishment of dissent was both a religious imperative and secular necessity. The course evaluates how different New England colonies dealt with crime and dissent, including: sexual deviance, religious dissent, property crime, magic, riot, and revelry.

3 credits
Special Offering



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