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Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt Book
Author : Marc Aronson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2005-08-01
ISBN : 1416903151
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sifting through the facts, myths, and half-truths surrounding the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, a historian draws on primary sources to explore the events of that time.

Records of the Salem Witch Hunt

Records of the Salem Witch Hunt Book
Author : Bernard Rosenthal
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-12-19
ISBN : 9781107689619
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book represents the first comprehensive record of all legal documents pertaining to the Salem witch trials, in chronological order. Numerous newly discovered manuscripts, as well as records published in earlier books that were overlooked in other editions, offer a comprehensive narrative account of the events of 1692-93, with supplementary materials stretching as far as the mid - 18th century. The book may be used as a reference book or read as an unfolding narrative. All legal records are newly transcribed, and errors in previous editions have been corrected. Included in this edition is a historical introduction, a legal introduction, and a linguistic introduction. Manuscripts are accompanied by notes that, in many cases, identify the person who wrote the record. This has never been attempted, and much is revealed by seeing who wrote what, when. Publication made possible with generous support by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/index.html

The Salem Witch Hunt

The Salem Witch Hunt Book
Author : Richard Godbeer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-09-08
ISBN : 9781319088132
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Salem witch trials stand as one of the infamous moments in colonial American history. More than 150 people -- primarily women -- from 24 communities were charged with witchcraft; 19 were hanged and others died in prison. This second edition continues to explore the beliefs, fears, and historical context that fueled the witch panic of 1692. In his revised introduction, Richard Godbeer offers coverage of the convulsive ergotism thesis advanced in the 1970s and a discussion of new scholarship on men who were accused of witchcraft for explicitly gendered reasons. The documents in this volume illuminate how the Puritans' worldview led them to seek a supernatural explanation for the problems vexing their community. Presented as case studies, the carefully chosen records from several specific trials offer a clear picture of the gender norms and social tensions that underlie the witchcraft accusations. New to this edition are records from the trial of Samuel Wardwell, a fortune-teller or "cunning man" whose apparent expertise made him vulnerable to suspicions of witchcraft. The book's final documents cover recantations of confessions, the aftermath of the witch hunt, and statements of regret. A chronology of the witchcraft crisis, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography round out the book's pedagogical support.

Death in Salem

Death in Salem Book
Author : Diane Foulds
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2013-08-06
ISBN : 0762766409
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Salem witchcraft will always have a magnetic pull on the American psyche. During the 1692 witch trials, more than 150 people were arrested. An estimated 25 million Americans—including author Diane Foulds—are descended from the twenty individuals executed. What happened to our ancestors? Death in Salem is the first book to take a clear-eyed look at this complex time, by examining the lives of the witch trial participants from a personal perspective. Massachusetts settlers led difficult lives; every player in the Salem drama endured hardships barely imaginable today. Mercy Short, one of the “bewitched” girls, watched as Indians butchered her parents; Puritan minister Cotton Mather outlived all but three of his fifteen children. Such tragedies shaped behavior and, as Foulds argues, ultimately played a part in the witch hunt’s outcome. A compelling “who’s who” to Salem witchcraft, Death in Salem profiles each of these historical personalities as it asks: Why was this person targeted?

The Story of the Salem Witch Trials

The Story of the Salem Witch Trials Book
Author : Bryan F. Le Beau
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-05-23
ISBN : 1315509032
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Between June 10 and September 22, 1692, nineteen people were hanged for practicing witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. One person was pressed to death, and over 150 others were jailed, where still others died. The Story of the Salem Witch Trials is a history of that event. It provides a much needed synthesis of the most recent scholarship on the subject, places the trials into the context of the Great European Witch-Hunt, and relates the events of 1692 to witch-hunting throughout seventeenth century New England. This complex and difficult subject is covered in a uniquely accessible manner that captures all the drama that surrounded the Salem witch trials. From beginning to end, the reader is carried along by the author’s powerful narration and mastery of the subject. While covering the subject in impressive detail, Bryan Le Beau maintains a broad perspective on events, and wherever possible, lets the historical characters speak for themselves. Le Beau highlights the decisions made by individuals responsible for the trials that helped turn what might have been a minor event into a crisis that has held the imagination of students of American history.

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials Book
Author : Jenny MacBain
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780823936830
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Uses primary source documents, narrative, and illustrations to recount the history of the witch hunt and trials that occurred in Salem, Massachusetts, in the seventeenth century.

Satan and Salem

Satan and Salem Book
Author : Benjamin C. Ray
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Release : 2015-05-29
ISBN : 0813937086
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The result of a perfect storm of factors that culminated in a great moral catastrophe, the Salem witch trials of 1692 took a breathtaking toll on the young English colony of Massachusetts. Over 150 people were imprisoned, and nineteen men and women, including a minister, were executed by hanging. The colonial government, which was responsible for initiating the trials, eventually repudiated the entire affair as a great "delusion of the Devil." In Satan and Salem, Benjamin Ray looks beyond single-factor interpretations to offer a far more nuanced view of why the Salem witch-hunt spiraled out of control. Rather than assigning blame to a single perpetrator, Ray assembles portraits of several major characters, each of whom had complex motives for accusing his or her neighbors. In this way, he reveals how religious, social, political, and legal factors all played a role in the drama. Ray’s historical database of court records, documents, and maps yields a unique analysis of the geographic spread of accusations and trials, ultimately showing how the witch-hunt resulted in the execution of so many people—far more than any comparable episode on this side of the Atlantic. In addition to the print volume, Satan and Salem will also be available as a linked e-book offering the reader the opportunity to investigate firsthand the primary sources and maps on which Ray’s groundbreaking argument rests.

Death in Salem

Death in Salem Book
Author : Diane E. Foulds
Publisher : Globe Pequot
Release : 2013-08-06
ISBN : 9780762784974
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Salem witchcraft will always have a magnetic pull on the American psyche. During the 1692 witch trials, more than 150 people were arrested. An estimated 25 million Americans—including author Diane Foulds—are descended from the twenty individuals executed. What happened to our ancestors? Death in Salem is the first book to take a clear-eyed look at this complex time, by examining the lives of the witch trial participants from a personal perspective. Massachusetts settlers led difficult lives; every player in the Salem drama endured hardships barely imaginable today. Mercy Short, one of the “bewitched” girls, watched as Indians butchered her parents; Puritan minister Cotton Mather outlived all but three of his fifteen children. Such tragedies shaped behavior and, as Foulds argues, ultimately played a part in the witch hunt’s outcome. A compelling “who’s who” to Salem witchcraft, Death in Salem profiles each of these historical personalities as it asks: Why was this person targeted?

What Were the Salem Witch Trials

What Were the Salem Witch Trials  Book
Author : Joan Holub,Who HQ
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-08-11
ISBN : 0698412346
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Something wicked was brewing in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It started when two girls, Betty Parris and Abigail Williams, began having hysterical fits. Soon after, other local girls claimed they were being pricked with pins. With no scientific explanation available, the residents of Salem came to one conclusion: it was witchcraft! Over the next year and a half, nineteen people were convicted of witchcraft and hanged while more languished in prison as hysteria swept the colony. Author Joan Holub gives readers and inside look at this sinister chapter in history.

The Salem Witch Hunt

The Salem Witch Hunt Book
Author : Captivating History
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-08-16
ISBN : 9781950922673
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Decades after witch-hunting had begun to die down in Europe, North America was about to witness its bloodiest witch hunt in history. The Massachusetts of 1692 was a very different one to the state we know today. Populated by colonists, many of them a generation or less from life in an England bathed in religious turmoil,

Before Salem

Before Salem Book
Author : Richard S. Ross III
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2017-05-15
ISBN : 1476627797
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Decades before the Salem Witch trials, 11 people were hanged as witches in the Connecticut River Valley. The advent of witch hunting in New England was directly influenced by the English Civil War and the witch trials in England led by Matthew Hopkins, who pioneered “techniques” for examining witches. This history examines the outbreak of witch hysteria in the Valley, focusing on accusations of demonic possession, apotropaic magic and the role of the clergy. Although the hysteria was eventually quelled by a progressive magistrate unwilling to try witches, accounts of the trials later influenced contemporary writers during the Salem witch hunts. The source of the document “Grounds for Examination of a Witch” is identified.

Escaping Salem

Escaping Salem Book
Author : Richard Godbeer
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0195161297
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the witch hunt that took place in Stamford, Connecticut, in 1692, detailing the story of Kate Branch, a seventeen-year-old afflicted by strange visions and given to wails of pain and fright, who accused several women of bewitching her.

A Delusion of Satan

A Delusion of Satan Book
Author : Frances Hill
Publisher : Tantor eBooks
Release : 2014-07-09
ISBN : 1618031147
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Geoff Williams is a freelance journalist who regularly writes for U.S. News & World Report and has written for numerous other publications, including CNNMoney.com, Life and Reuters. He is also the author of Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever. He lives with his two daughters in Loveland, Ohio.

Wicked Girls

Wicked Girls Book
Author : Stephanie Hemphill
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2010-06-29
ISBN : 0062003194
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the acclaimed Printz Honor winner author Stephanie Hemphill comes this powerful fictionalized account of the Salem witch trials from the point of view of three of the real young women living in Salem in 1692. Ann Putnam Jr. is the queen bee. When her father suggests a spate of illnesses in the village is the result of witchcraft, she puts in motion a chain of events that will change Salem forever. Mercy Lewis is the beautiful servant in Ann's house who inspires adulation in some and envy in others. With her troubled past, she seizes her only chance at safety. Margaret Walcott, Ann's cousin, is desperately in love. She is torn between staying loyal to her friends and pursuing a life with her betrothed. With new accusations mounting against the men and women of the community, the girls will have to decide: Is it too late to tell the truth?

I Escaped The Salem Witch Trials

I Escaped The Salem Witch Trials Book
Author : Scott Peters,Juliet Fry
Publisher : Best Day Books for Young Readers
Release : 2020-12-16
ISBN : 9781951019174
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Survival Series that celebrates the awesome history of us. "a must for every reading list" A brave young orphan is caught up in the Salem Witch Trials, the largest and most lethal witch-hunt in American history. Can she escape disaster? From bestselling author Scott Peters and Salem Witch whiz Juliet Fry. On a stormy night, young orphan, Hannah, is terrified to see witches' fingers tapping at her bedroom window. When her best friends tell her witches are sending their spirits to attack them-to pinch them and jab them with needles-Hannah's alarm grows. But then her friends start accusing neighbors of practicing magic, dark arts, and witchcraft. Unfortunately, some of the accused are good people that Hannah has known all her life. Hannah is faced with a terrible choice: to side with her friends, or to fall under suspicion for refusing to name names. Can Hannah appease her friends and escape this scary trial? Can this brave but frightened colonial girl ever hope to escape disaster? Based on hours of research, this inspirational story is exceptionally vivid, swift-paced, and stirring. During the infamous Salem, Massachusetts Witch Trials of 1692, over 200 American men and women were accused of witchcraft and faced terrible trials. This is the 6th children's book in the I Escaped Series about brave kids who face real world challenges and find ways to survive. Sure to appeal to fans of books like I Survived by New York Times Bestseller Lauren Tarshis, The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, Little Witch by Anna Elizabeth Bennett, What Were The Salem Witch Trials, and The Witches by Roald Dahl. Packed with a special section on facts about the Salem Witch trials for kids, information about the Puritans, and much more. A study guide is available at scottpetersbooks.com/worksheets Flesch Reading Ease: 85.6 Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 3.2 An important, relevant read about bravery and kindness during a terrible tragedy in American history. This book is for the doers and the dreamers, the cautious and the go-getters, and the survivalists in us all. Because each and every one of us can accomplish miracles.

Satan Salem

Satan   Salem Book
Author : Benjamin C. Ray
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 9780813939926
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book looks beyond single-factor interpretations to offer a far more nuanced view of why the Salem witch-hunt spiraled out of control. Rather than assigning blame to a single perpetrator, Ray assembles portraits of several major characters, each of whom had complex motives for accusing his or her neighbors. In this way, he reveals how religious, social, political, and legal factors all played a role in the drama.

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials Book
Author : Michael Burgan
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780756508456
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the history surrounding Salem's famous witch hunt and witch trials that occurred during the late seventeenth century.

Witch Hunts in the Western World

Witch Hunts in the Western World Book
Author : Brian Alexander Pavlac
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0313348731
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This comprehensive resource explores the evolution of western attitudes towards religion, politics, and the supernatural, which intersected to spawn the notorious witch hunts in Europe and the New World.

A Storm of Witchcraft

A Storm of Witchcraft Book
Author : Emerson W. Baker
Publisher : Pivotal Moments in American Hi
Release : 2015
ISBN : 019989034X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents an historical analysis of the Salem witch trials, examining the factors that may have led to the mass hysteria, including a possible occurrence of ergot poisoning, a frontier war in Maine, and local political rivalries.

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials Book
Author : Marilynne K. Roach
Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9781589791329
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Salem Witch Trials is based on over twenty-five years of archival research--including the author's discovery of previously unknown documents--newly found cases and court records. From January 1692 to January 1697 this history unfolds a nearly day-by-day narrative of the crisis as the citizens of New England experienced it.