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Baker, Emerson W.

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Works: 12 works in 66 publications in 2 languages and 4,625 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works about Emerson W Baker
 
Most widely held works by Emerson W Baker
Essays on northeastern North America, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by John G Reid( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume deal with topics such as colonial habitation, imperial exchange, and aboriginal engagement, all of which were pervasive phenomena of the time
A storm of witchcraft : the Salem trials and the American experience by Emerson W Baker( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers--mainly young women--suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work. 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 started 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. Rather, as Emerson Baker illustrates in this seminal new work, Salem was 'a perfect storm': a unique convergence of conditions and events that produced something extraordinary throughout New England in 1692 and the following years, and which has haunted us ever since. Baker shows how a range of factors in the Bay colony in the 1690s, including a new charter and government, a lethal frontier war, and religious and political conflicts, set the stage for the dramatic events in Salem. 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."--Amazon.com
The New England knight : Sir William Phips, 1651-1695 by Emerson W Baker( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in 1651 in what is now Maine, William Phips became a sea captain out of Boston, an adventurer in search of Spanish treasure in the Caribbean. He captured and plundered Port-Royal in Acadia, Now Nova Scotia, and led an unsuccessful expedition against Quebec in 1690. He became the first royal governor of Massachusetts in 1692, put an end to the Salem witchcraft trials, and negotiated a treaty with the native Wabanaki." "This biography presents a well-rounded picture of Phips, one that looks at all phases of his colourful career. He was an unusual figure among colonial governors, and his very uniqueness, as well as his difficulties as governor, help us to understand the politics and society of New England during his era. Helped and hindered by his obscure origins, Phips struggled for advancement, and his struggle illustrates the fluid nature of the British Empire in the late seventeenth century."--Jacket
The devil of Great Island : witchcraft and conflict in early New England by Emerson W Baker( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1682, ten years before the infamous Salem witch trials, the town of Great Island, New Hampshire, was plagued by mysterious events: strange, demonic noises; unexplainable movement of objects; and hundreds of stones that rained upon a local tavern and appeared at random inside its walls. Town residents blamed what they called "Lithobolia" or "the stone-throwing devil." In this lively account, Emerson Baker shows how witchcraft hysteria overtook one town and spawned copycat incidents elsewhere in New England, prefiguring the horrors of Salem. In the process, he illuminates a cross-section of colonial society and overturns many popular assumptions about witchcraft in the seventeenth century
American beginnings : exploration, culture, and cartography in the land of Norumbega( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This illustrated collection of essays examines early Native American contact with European explorers, fishermen, and traders in "Norumbega," the sixteenth-century name of the Atlantic coast of New England near the Penobscot River in Maine. This coast was the focus of several French and English voyagers seeking a northwest passage and other avenues to riches and treasure. A tacit division gradually emerged: the French concentrated on the region north of the Penobscot and the English on the lands to the south. The 100 illustrations in this book come largely from the Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine and include many rare early maps (1500-1800). Ten are reproduced in full color
The Clarke & Lake Company : the historical archaeology of a seventeenth-century Maine settlement by Emerson W Baker( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trouble to the eastward : the failure of Anglo-Indian relations in early Maine by Emerson W Baker( )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Clarke & Lake site, 1654-1676 : a place of trading as well as planting by Emerson W Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un navire de la flotte de Phips (1690) : rapport de la fouille archéologique subaquatique de l'anse aux Bouleaux (DiDt-8), campagne 1996 by Marc A Bernier( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Essays on Northeastern North America, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Northeastern North America, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries) by John G Reid( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mills and mill hands : teachers' guide by Emerson W Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The devil of Great Island : witchcraft and conflict in early New England
Alternative Names
Baker, Emerson Woods

Emerson Baker American historian and archaeologist

Emerson Baker Amerikaans antropoloog

Languages
English (63)

French (1)

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The New England knight : Sir William Phips, 1651-1695The devil of Great Island : witchcraft and conflict in early New EnglandAmerican beginnings : exploration, culture, and cartography in the land of Norumbega