Mary Beth Norton

Mary Beth Norton (born 1943) is an American historian, specializing in American colonial history and well known for her work on women’s history and the Salem witch trials. She is the Mary Donlon Alger Professor Emeritus of American History at the Department of History at Cornell University. Norton served as president of the American Historical Association in 2018. She is a recipient of the Ambassador Book Award in American Studies for In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692.

Books in order of publication:

Liberty’s Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750–1800. Cornell University Press. 1996.

Founding Mothers & Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society. Random House Digital, Inc. 1997.

In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692. Random House Digital, Inc. 2003.

Separated By Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World. Cornell University Press. 2011.

1774: The Long Year of Revolution (2020)

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