Anne Hutchinson

Title

Anne Hutchinson

Subject

Religion

Description

In colonial US, she dared to believe that women could take an active role in religion

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anne_Hutchinson_on_Trial.jpg

Birth Date

1591

Birthplace

England

Death Date

1643

Biographical Text

Born Anne Marbury, Hutchinson was a pioneer and preacher who called for equality and rights for women. Her strong religious convictions were at odds with the established Puritan clergy in Massachusetts. She dared to step out of the cultural confines of the time by holding prayer sessions in her home and following a version of Protestantism that would allow believers more power to have direct access to their god through prayer. Anne was tried in 1638 by the General Court of Massachusetts for, as she was told, “step[ping] out of your place…[being a husband rather than wife, a preacher than a hearer, a magistrate than a subject.” She was eventually banished from the colony.

Bibliography

Hall, Timothy. Anne Hutchinson: Puritan Prophet. (Pearson Publications, 2009).

Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher. Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750. (Vintage Press, 1991).

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Anne_Hutchinson_on_Trial.jpg

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Date Added
June 4, 2014
Collection
Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “Anne Hutchinson,” Women Who Dared, accessed November 17, 2019, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/9.