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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 Salem Witch Hunt

The Salem Witch Hunt Book
Author : Richard Godbeer
Publisher :
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 :
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.

Witch children

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

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Witch-Children exposes one of the darkest corners of this time of fear and hysteria that gripped civilized society. The participation of small children and adolescents, whether as the accused or as the accusers, was pivotal. It linked the power of the inquisitor to the fates of many unsuspecting men and women - people who often became hapless victims, devoured by a ravenous inquisition that stretched across two continents. Dr.

Satan Salem

Satan   Salem Book
Author : Benjamin C. Ray
Publisher :
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.

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.

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials Book
Author : Bruce Watson
Publisher : New Word City
Release : 2018-02-06
ISBN : 1612306365
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What caused the worst witch-hunt in U.S. history? What demons sent twenty innocent people to their deaths? Was it panic? Payback? Puritanism run amok? In this probing short-form book, award-winning journalist Bruce Watson captures all the fear and fear-mongering while exploring the latest historical research into this unforgettable American tragedy.

1692 Witch Hunt

1692 Witch Hunt Book
Author : George Malcolm Yool
Publisher :
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9781556135651
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An account of the witch hunts from their humble beginnings in 1691 to their dramatic conclusion, this new work contains a wealth of information gleaned from various contemporary records, and the personal archives of descendants on both sides of the confli

Abigail Accused

Abigail Accused Book
Author : Juliet Haines Mofford
Publisher : Touchpoint Press
Release : 2017-10-30
ISBN : 9781946920263
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Abigail Accused steps into life in the Puritan village of Andover and reveals the callous truth of what has become one of many landmark cases against injustice during the Salem Witch Trials. Abigail Dane Faulkner, daughter of the town¿s respected minister, was convicted of witchcraft in 1692 and condemned to die. Her story is based on eye-witness accounts and 17th century documents. How did the people of Massachusetts Bay Colony become victims of the fear and religious fanaticism that led to the arrests of nearly 200 citizens and the executions of 20 innocents? Why did Abigail's own family¿her own daughters¿testify against her? Mofford brings to life the dramatic realities of the period and the events of daily life along with events such as courtship, marriage, the sin of fornication, childbirth, poverty, and terrifying attacks by Native Americans upon this frontier community. Abigail¿s abiding love for her husband, Francis Faulkner, sustained him through bouts of what we recognize today as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.Abigail Accused is the historical revelation of how one wife and mother, alongside her minister father, fought bigotry and helped bring an end to the deadly witch hunts. Petitions by father and daughter are landmark documents of free speech and remind us all of the ongoing struggle for human rights.

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 Hunt

The Salem Witch Hunt Book
Author : Richard Godbeer
Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
Release : 2011-01-11
ISBN : 1319118178
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. In his introduction to this compact yet comprehensive volume, Richard Godbeer explores the beliefs, fears, and historical context that fueled the witch panic of 1692. The documents in this collection 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. The 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.

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt Book
Author : Stephen Krensky
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780394819235
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An account of the madness that overtook Salem Village, Massachusetts, when several young girls accused a number of adults in the community of being witches.

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.

The Crucible

The Crucible Book
Author : Arthur Miller
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1976-10-28
ISBN : 1101665009
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft—and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village. First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can. "A drama of emotional power and impact" —New York Post

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.

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 : 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.

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials Book
Author : Laura Marvel
Publisher : Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
Release : 2003
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Presents some theories regarding factors leading to the seventeenth-century witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, and possible explanations for the behavior and confessions of those accused.