The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

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In Speare's The Witch of Blackbird Pond, what happened if someone did not adhere to religious laws?

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In Puritan Connecticut, religion and laws were closely intertwined.  Most laws in Puritan societies were based on Biblical principals.  Punishment for law breaking was often severe.  In the town of Wethersfield, there was "a pillory, a whipping post, and stocks" (The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Chapter 5).  All of these...

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