Read Chapters 1 & 2 of the textbook and read the paper found here regarding the
Trial of T. Hall
. From the paper, begin your reading on page 14 with the first full paragraph and end the reading after the completion of the first paragraph 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 mark T. Hall’s gender identity suggest about the structure of community life and the roles of men and women in colonial America?
You are required to submit an initial posting (200 words minimum) that addresses the items above. You are also expected to respond to the posting of at least one other student (100 words minimum). Your response should address why you agree/disagree with their posting, support it with new evidence to bring a new perspective to the topic. Do NOT submit anything as an attachment since some people cannot open certain formats.
Instructions: Provide a comprehensive response to the question(s) below. Be sure to draft your response in your own words (do not quote verbatim from the textbook).
Using a minimum of 200 words, address the following:
- What regional differences in native societies and economies existed on the North American continent before European arrival?
- How did Europeans make sense of native societies?