This collection of essays offers a unique opportunity to delve into the many aspects of the Anne Hutchinson controversy and of early New England, while also providing insight into the role and status of
women in early America. The controversy is examined from the perspectives of psychology, law, religion, social defiance, cultural changes and conflict, politics, and feminism. The great diversity of viewpoints makes the
incident an excellent one for exposing readers to the multifaceted nature of historical experience.