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ERIC Number: EJ626385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-6765
Images of Idiocy in Puritan New England.
Wickham, Parnel
Mental Retardation, v39 n2 p147-51 Apr 2001
A review of how New England colonists viewed idiocy finds that for practical purposes, colonists defined idiocy in terms of incompetence in order to create a class of individuals who might qualify for protection under the laws. The influence of the beliefs of the Puritan preacher Cotton Mather is discussed. (Contains references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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