Loi et crime (biographies), Histoire (biographies), Femmes (biographies), Etats-Unis (histoire)
Audio avec voix de synthèse, Braille automatisé
Discover the most fearsome and fascinating women to ever live in the Ocean State in this collection of wild historical profiles. In Witches, Wenches & Wild Women of Rhode Island, local historian M.E. Reilly-McGreen reveals true tales of women… who caused scandals in their day. It&’s a compendium of rebellious deeds, outlandish gossip, and superstition run amok. Mercy Brown was a nineteen-year-old consumption victim thought to be a vampire. Locals were so afraid of Mercy that her body was exhumed to perform a ritual banishment of the undead. Goody Seager was accused of infesting her neighbor&’s cheese with maggots by using witchcraft. According to legend, Tall &“Dutch&” Kattern was an opium-eating fortuneteller whose curse set a ship aflame after its crew cast her ashore. Along with these tales, you&’ll read of revolutionaries, like Julia Ward Howe, who invented Mother&’s Day; and religious reformers like Anne Hutchinson, said to be the inspiration for Hawthorne's heroine in The Scarlet Letter; and many others.