Erika Mailman's Writings
Last October, my neighbor stretched synthetic cobwebs among the branches of her tree. Against this creepy backdrop, she hung a broomstick and a badly-made female figure, clearly a witch. The sight made me wince. How did we evolve to find this display lightly amusing? Our forebears did hang women from trees. I imagine the devastation a time-traveler might feel as...
Erika is the author of The Witch's Trinity, about a witchcraft trial in medieval Germany. She is also the author of Woman of Ill Fame, about a Gold Rush prostitute. She writes a column on local history for the Montclarion newspaper in Oakland, and has written...
Causes Erika Mailman Supports
Amnesty International, Oakland Heritage Alliance