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 that addresses the items above. You are also expected to respond to the posting of at least one other student. Your response should address why you agree/disagree with their posting.
Remember, in order to have a chance to earn full credit your initial post must be at least 200 words of quality information and your peer response post (to a classmate) must be at least 100 words of quality information. Quality information means information that adds to the quality of the discussion.