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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.

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 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.

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,

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials Book
Author : Judith Bloom Fradin,Dennis B. Fradin
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780761430131
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Covers the Salem Witch Trials as a watershed event in U.S. history, influencing social, economic, and political policies that shaped the nation's future"--Provided by publisher.

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.

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt Book
Author : Clifton Wilcox
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2012-03
ISBN : 1469181126
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Witch Hunt book written by Clifton Wilcox, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

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 Salem Witchcraft Trials

The Salem Witchcraft Trials Book
Author : Geraldine Woods
Publisher : Enslow Pub Incorporated
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780766013834
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the events surrounding the Salem Witchcraft Trials and the unjust treatment of those who were falsely accused.

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.

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials Book
Author : Carina Chocano,Nancy Lambert,Daniel Saul Levy,Matthew Plunkett,Alyssa Smith (writer)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9781547845255
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Salem Witch Trials book written by Carina Chocano,Nancy Lambert,Daniel Saul Levy,Matthew Plunkett,Alyssa Smith (writer), available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Escaping Salem

Escaping Salem Book
Author : Richard Godbeer
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2005-01-06
ISBN : 9780195161304
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Richard Godbeer 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.

The Salem Witchcraft Trials

The Salem Witchcraft Trials Book
Author : Peter Charles Hoffer
Publisher : Landmark Law Cases & American
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780700608591
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Historian Peter Charles Hoffer reexamines a notorious episode in American history and presents many of its legal details in true perspective for the first time. Hoffer also shows how rights we take for granted today did not exist in colonial times, and he demonstrates how these cases relate to current instances of children accusing adults of abuse.

Witch children

Witch children Book
Author : Hans Sebald
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presented in an oddly (or perhaps not so oddly) gaudy, sensational dust jacket, this book argues that throughout history, children's stories have sent innocent people to death, from 16th and 17th century hysteria over demonic possession to present day courtrooms where innocent adults are accused of ritual cult abuse and molestation. Sebald (sociology, Arizona State U.) focuses on adults' credulity as well as children's manipulations. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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.