A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience Pivotal Moments in American HistoryOxford University Press #ad - The resulting salem witch trials, culminating in the execution of 19 villagers, persists as one of the most mysterious and fascinating events in American history. Historians have speculated on a web of possible causes for the witchcraft that stated in Salem and spread across the region-religious crisis, ergot poisoning, an encephalitis outbreak, frontier war hysteria--but most agree that there was no single factor.
Baker argues that the trials marked a turning point in colonial history from Puritan communalism to Yankee independence, from faith in collective conscience to skepticism toward moral governance. Villagers--mainly young women--suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, and contort their bodies, shriek, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters.
Engaging a range of perspectives, he looks at the key players in the outbreak--the accused witches and the people they allegedly bewitched, as well as the judges and government officials who prosecuted them--and wrestles with questions about why the Salem tragedy unfolded as it did, and why it has become an enduring legacy.
A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience Pivotal Moments in American History #ad - Salem in 1692 was a critical moment for the fading Puritan government of Massachusetts Bay, whose attempts to suppress the story of the trials and erase them from memory only fueled the popular imagination. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work.
A brilliantly told tale, a storm of witchcraft also puts Salem's storm into its broader context as a part of the ongoing narrative of American history and the history of the Atlantic World. Beginning in january 1692, salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America.
Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch TrialsDa Capo Press #ad - And although the flood of names and detail in the history of an extraordinary event like the Salem witch trials can swamp the individual lives involved, individuals still deserve to be remembered and, in remembering specific lives, modern readers can benefit from such historical intimacy. By the end of the trials, 207 individuals had been accused, judicial, beyond the twenty who were executed and the five who perished in prison, 74 had been "afflicted, " 32 had officially accused their fellow neighbors, and 255 ordinary people had been inexorably drawn into that ruinous and murderous vortex, and this doesn't include the religious, and governmental leaders.
Cotton mather called "a desolation of names. The individuals involved are too often reduced to stock characters and stereotypes when accuracy is sacrificed to indignation. By examining the lives of six specific women, Marilynne Roach shows readers what it was like to be present throughout this horrific time and how it was impossible to live through it unchanged.
Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials #ad - All this adds up to what the Rev. The story of the salem witch trials told through the lives of six womenSix Women of Salem is the first work to use the lives of a select number of representative women as a microcosm to illuminate the larger crisis of the Salem witch trials.
Death in Salem: The Private Lives behind the 1692 Witch HuntGlobe Pequot #ad - 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. . An estimated 25 million americans—including author Diane Foulds—are descended from the twenty individuals executed.
During the 1692 witch trials, more than 150 people were arrested.
The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Inquiry into the Salem Witch TrialsPapamoa Press #ad - This dramatic and deeply moving book combines a narrative that has the pace and excitement of a novel, a timeless portrait of bigotry and a self-righteousness, and an authentic history of the Salem witch trials. Marion starkey has written history which illustrates the past and at the same time packs and important contemporary moral.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. It is certainly a ‘one sitting’ sort of book, with the dramatic appeal of the well-told story and the significances of good human history. Gerald warner brace“a fresh and full narration…of one of the most lurid, pitiful and deeply significant episodes in American history….
Odell Shepard. Written with sly humor, much of the book reads like a novel. Medical science that day had no better explanation than “the evil eye”; and so Massachusetts was precipitated into a reign of terror that did not end until the highest in the land had been accused of witchcraft—ministers, a judge, the Governor’s lady.
The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Inquiry into the Salem Witch Trials #ad - It stands alone in applying modern psychiatric knowledge to the witchcraft hysteria. Nearly three hundred years ago the fate of Massachusetts was delivered into the hands of a pack of young girls. In the end, one is pretty sure what was wrong with Cotton Mather, the august judges, and the tormented young girls.
The devil in massachusetts is a vivid and compassionate reconstruction of the Salem witchcraft hysteria. Because of the fantasies and hysterical antics of unbalanced teenagers, decent men and women were sent to the gallows.
In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692Vintage #ad - By providing this essential context to the famous events, and by casting her net well beyond the borders of Salem itself, Norton sheds new light on one of the most perplexing and fascinating periods in our history. Meanwhile the colony’s leaders, defensive about their own failure to protect the frontier, pondered how God’s people could be suffering at the hands of savages.
Struck by the similarities between what the refugees had witnessed and what the witchcraft “victims” described, many were quick to see a vast conspiracy of the Devil in league with the French and the Indians threatening New England on all sides. Award-winning historian mary Beth Norton reexamines the Salem witch trials in this startlingly original, meticulously researched, and utterly riveting study.
In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 #ad - . In 1692 the people of Massachusetts were living in fear, and not solely of satanic afflictions. Horrifyingly violent indian attacks had all but emptied the northern frontier of settlers, and many traumatized refugees—including the main accusers of witches—had fled to communities like Salem.
The Witches: Salem, 1692Little, Brown and Company #ad - The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. 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.
In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. The pulitzer prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.
The Witches: Salem, 1692 #ad - Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history.
A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch TrialsTantor eBooks #ad - During the bleak winter of 1692 in the rigid puritan community of Salem Village, a group of young girls began experiencing violent fits, Massachusetts, allegedly tormented by Satan and the witches who worshipped him. In less than two years, one was pressed to death, nineteen men and women were hanged, and over a hundred others were imprisoned and impoverished.
This evenhanded and now-classic history illuminates the horrifying episode with visceral clarity, from the opportunistic Putnam clan, to four-year-old "witch" Dorcas Good, who fanned the crisis to satisfy personal vendettas and greed, who was chained to a dank prison wall in darkness till she went mad.
A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials #ad - From the girls' initial denouncing of an Indian slave, the accusations soon multiplied. By placing the distant period of the salem witch trials in the larger context of more contemporary eruptions of mass hysteria and intolerance, the author has created a work as thought-provoking as it is emotionally powerful.
Records of the Salem Witch-HuntCambridge University Press #ad - All legal records are newly transcribed, and included in this edition is a historical introduction, a legal introduction, and a linguistic introduction. This book represents a comprehensive record of all legal documents pertaining to the Salem witch trials, in chronological order. Numerous manuscripts, offer a comprehensive narrative account of the events of 1692–3, as well as records published in earlier books that were overlooked in other editions, with supplementary materials stretching as far as the mid-18th century.
Manuscripts are accompanied by notes that, in many cases, identify the person who wrote the record. The book can be used as a reference book or read as an unfolding narrative. This has never been attempted, and much is revealed by seeing who wrote what, when.
The Salem Witch Hunt: A Captivating Guide to the Hunt and Trials of People Accused of Witchcraft in Colonial Massachusetts#ad - They saw the new world as a new beginning, a kind of second chance for humanity. It would be only 72 years after the arrival of the Mayflower that the events in Salem would make it blatantly obvious that humanity had already blown it again. This is not the story of the trials. This is the story of its people.
And this is their story. In the salem witch hunt: a captivating guide to the hunt and trials of people accused of witchcraft in colonial massachusetts, you will discover topics such aswitches in europeSalemStrange AfflictionsThe Affliction of Elizabeth HubbardThe Confession of TitubaFuel on the FireThe Madness IntensifiesThe Reverend in League with the DevilThe First CasualtyHangingA Bid for MercyThe Reverend HangsCrushedEight Innocent FirebrandsGlimmers of SenseNot GuiltyThe Last CasualtyLife After the TrialsThe Second SalemRemembering SalemAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about the Salem Witch Hunt, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button! .
We feel our own breaths catching as we watch the cruel and greedy Sheriff George Corwin piling rocks onto the fragile eighty-year-old body of Giles Corey, who is determined to die without entering a plea so that his sons will still get the inheritance he promised them. We will walk through this history in the footprints of those who suffered the hardest in it.
The Salem Witch Hunt: A Captivating Guide to the Hunt and Trials of People Accused of Witchcraft in Colonial Massachusetts #ad - This is not an attempt to explain the events of 1692. Populated by colonists, many of them a generation or less from life in an England bathed in religious turmoil, Massachusetts was not the safe haven that the fleeing Puritans had hoped it would be. We witness george burroughs at the gallows, a former minister now condemned to die for his supposed alliance with Satan, as he delivers a speech so stirring that it takes quick thinking from his enemies to prevent the crowd from rushing forth to cut him down.
Persecuted for their faith in Europe, the Puritans had pictured a kind of utopia founded on biblical principles.
Salem Possessed: Social Origins of WitchcraftHarvard University Press #ad - The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which climaxed in the Salem witch trialsFrom 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 shifting role of the church, the problems besetting farmer and householder, the pressures of land and population in New England towns, and the powerful impact of commercial capitalism.
Salem Possessed: Social Origins of Witchcraft #ad - Tormented girls writhing in agony, stern judges meting out harsh verdicts, nineteen bodies swinging on Gallows Hill.