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Mary Beth Norton is Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History at Cornell University. She is the author of The British-Americans: The Loyalist Exiles in England, 1774–1789 (1972); Liberty’s Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750–1800 (1980); Founding Mothers & Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society (1996), which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist; and (with five others) A People and a Nation (6th ed., 2001). She has also edited several works on women’s history and served as the general editor of The AHA Guide to Historical Literature (3rd ed., 1995).

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Witchcraft Massachusetts, Massachusetts History Colonial period, ca, 1600-1775, Trials (Witchcraft) Massachusetts Salem, Salem (Mass, ) History Colonial period, ca, 1600-1775, Women Massachusetts Essex County Region History, Essex County Region (Mass, ) History