The Salem Witch Hunt

The Salem Witch Hunt
Author: Richard Godbeer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-09-08
Genre: Salem (Mass.)
ISBN: 1319088139

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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.

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt
Author: Marc Aronson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781416903154

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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
Author: Bernard Rosenthal
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 996
Release: 2009-01-26
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780521661669

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This book offers a comprehensive record of legal documents written in 1692 and 1693 in connection with the Salem witch trials. It is the most comprehensive edition of those records ever published, and includes for the first time the records in chronological order, all newly transcribed from the original manuscripts

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials
Author: Marilynne K. Roach
Publsiher: Taylor Trade Publications
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2004
Genre: History
ISBN: 1589791320

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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 Hunt

The Salem Witch Hunt
Author: Captivating History
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2019-08-16
Genre: History
ISBN: 1950922677

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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,

Escaping Salem

Escaping Salem
Author: Richard Godbeer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2005
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780195161298

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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.

Death in Salem

Death in Salem
Author: Diane Foulds
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-08-06
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780762766406

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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 Witches

The Witches
Author: Stacy Schiff
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2015-10-27
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780316200615

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials. It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic. As psychologically thrilling as it is historically seminal, THE WITCHES is Stacy Schiff's account of this fantastical story-the first great American mystery unveiled fully for the first time by one of our most acclaimed historians.

Satan Salem

Satan   Salem
Author: Benjamin C. Ray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017
Genre: History
ISBN: 0813939925

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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 Story of the Salem Witch Trials

The Story of the Salem Witch Trials
Author: Bryan F. Le Beau
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-05-23
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781315509044

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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.

Witch Hunts

Witch Hunts
Author: Robert Rapley
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2007
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780773577206

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Witch hunts are the products of intense fear and paranoia and the results are often terrible. The accused in three famous witchcraft cases - in Bamberg and Wurzburg, Germany, in Loudun, France, and in Salem, Massachusetts - were assumed to be guilty without proof. Secret accusations were accepted, evidence was falsified, and extreme pressures, including torture, were used. Arguing that fear was, and still is, a prerequisite to any witch hunt, Robert Rapley shows that the current hunt for terrorists mirrors the witch crazes of the past.

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt
Author: Stephen Krensky
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1989
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 0394819233

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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.

Witch Hunts in the Western World

Witch Hunts in the Western World
Author: Brian Alexander Pavlac
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2009
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780313348730

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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.

What Were the Salem Witch Trials

What Were the Salem Witch Trials
Author: Joan Holub,Who HQ
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2015-08-11
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9780698412347

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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.

Abigail Accused

Abigail Accused
Author: Juliet Haines Mofford
Publsiher: Touchpoint Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2017-10-30
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1946920266

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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.