The Devil in New York -- The Witchcraft Trial of Goody Garlick

Celebrate Halloween as Tara Rider sheds light on the most famous American witch hunt, which began in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. Yet, more than three decades before that notorious event, Long Island had its very own witchcraft trial--the trial of Goody Garlick. Accusations of flying on poles and cavorting with the devil ran rampant in the colonies during the 17th-century and led to hundreds of accusations of witchcraft. To understand what happened during these trials, we must first understand the stresses of ordinary 17th-century life in New York and why the fear of witches existed. The trial of Goody Garlick acts as a lens to help us understand the
hysteria associated with these accusations.

Speaker: Dr. Tara Rider, Lecturer and Director of the International Academic Program to Ireland and England, Stony Brook University


Sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities.

Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Time: 4:30-6 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library


This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP by using the RSVP for this Event link.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017



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