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The making of Salem : the witch trials in history, fiction and tourism

Author: Robin DeRosa
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2009. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 are a case study in hysteria and group psychology, and the cultural effects still linger centuries later. This critical study examines original trial transcripts, historical accounts, fiction and drama, film and television shows, and tourist sites in contemporary Salem, challenging the process of how history is collected and recorded"--Provided by publisher.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
DeRosa, Robin.
Making of Salem.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2009
(OCoLC)624474655
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin DeRosa
ISBN: 9780786439836 0786439831
OCLC Number: 373560643
Description: v, 210 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: "You seem to act witchcraft" : theatricality and the trial transcripts --
From shards to meanings : historians make sense of the trials --
Fiction and the real : novelists rewrite Salem --
A dramatic tale : Salem on stage and screen --
Selling the story : from Salem village to witch city.
Responsibility: Robin DeRosa.

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