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Salem Possessed

Salem Possessed

  • Author: Paul Boyer
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674282663
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Tormented girls writhing in agony, stern judges meting out harsh verdicts, nineteen bodies swinging on Gallows Hill. The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which climaxed in the Salem witch trials From rich and varied sources—many neglected and unknown—Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum give us a picture of the people and events more intricate and more fascinating than any other in the massive literature. It is a story of powerful and deeply divided families and of a community determined to establish an independent identity—beset by restraints and opposition from without and factional conflicts from within—and a minister whose obsessions helped to bring this volatile mix to the flash point. Not simply a dramatic and isolated event, the Salem outbreak has wider implications for our understanding of developments central to the American experience: the disintegration of Puritanism, the pressures of land and population in New England towns, the problems besetting farmer and householder, the shifting role of the church, and the powerful impact of commercial capitalism.

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Exam Prep for: Salem Possessed; The Social Origins of ...

  • Author: David Mason
  • Publisher: Rico Publications
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 800
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The Story of the Salem Witch Trials

The Story of the Salem Witch Trials

  • Author: Bryan F. Le Beau
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315509040
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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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.

Salem Possessed

Salem Possessed

The Social Origins of Witchcraft

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Fine Communications
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 231
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A brilliant analysis of the most famous case of witchcraft hysteria in American history.

A Storm of Witchcraft

A Storm of Witchcraft

The Salem Trials and the American Experience

  • Author: Emerson W. Baker
  • Publisher: Pivotal Moments in American Hi
  • ISBN: 019989034X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 398
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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 Republic of Nature

The Republic of Nature

An Environmental History of the United States

  • Author: Mark Fiege
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 0295804149
  • Category: History
  • Page: 520
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In the dramatic narratives that comprise The Republic of Nature, Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons so familiar that schoolchildren learn to take them for granted, he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light. Among the historical moments revisited here, a revolutionary nation arises from its environment and struggles to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty. Abraham Lincoln, an unlettered citizen from the countryside, steers the Union through a moment of extreme peril, guided by his clear-eyed vision of nature's capacity for improvement. In Topeka, Kansas, transformations of land and life prompt a lawsuit that culminates in the momentous civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education. By focusing on materials and processes intrinsic to all things and by highlighting the nature of the United States, Fiege recovers the forgotten and overlooked ground on which so much history has unfolded. In these pages, the nation's birth and development, pain and sorrow, ideals and enduring promise come to life as never before, making a once-familiar past seem new. The Republic of Nature points to a startlingly different version of history that calls on readers to reconnect with fundamental forces that shaped the American experience. For more information, visit the author's website: http://republicofnature.com/

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials

A Primary Source History of the Witchcraft Trials in Salem, Massachusetts

  • Author: Jenny MacBain
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780823936830
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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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.

The Specter of Salem

The Specter of Salem

Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America

  • Author: Gretchen A. Adams
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226005429
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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In The Specter of Salem, Gretchen A. Adams reveals the many ways that the Salem witch trials loomed over the American collective memory from the Revolution to the Civil War and beyond. Schoolbooks in the 1790s, for example, evoked the episode to demonstrate the new nation’s progress from a disorderly and brutal past to a rational present, while critics of new religious movements in the 1830s cast them as a return to Salem-era fanaticism, and during the Civil War, southerners evoked witch burning to criticize Union tactics. Shedding new light on the many, varied American invocations of Salem, Adams ultimately illuminates the function of collective memories in the life of a nation. “Imaginative and thoughtful. . . . Thought-provoking, informative, and convincingly presented, The Specter of Salem is an often spellbinding mix of politics, cultural history, and public historiography.”— New England Quarterly “This well-researched book, forgoing the usual heft of scholarly studies, is not another interpretation of the Salem trials, but an important major work within the scholarly literature on the witch-hunt, linking the hysteria of the period to the evolving history of the American nation. A required acquisition for academic libraries.”—Choice, Outstanding Academic Title 2009

Public Choice Economics and the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria

Public Choice Economics and the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria

  • Author: Franklin G. Mixon, Jr.
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137506350
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 121
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Public Choice Economics and the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria provides an economics perspective on the witchcraft episode, and adds to the growing body of work analyzing prominent historical events using the tools of economics.