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History

History

Read Chapters 1 & 2 of the textbook and read the paper regarding the Trial of T. Hall. graph on page 17. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:

  • Why was T. Hall singled out for scrutiny?
  • How did T. Hall’s neighbors respond to the gossip that this person’s sex was unclear?
  • What authority did women claim in assessing the situation?
  • What authority did men claim?
  • What does the struggle to  T. Hall’s gender identity suggest about the structure of community life and the roles of men and women in colonial America?