RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 147987427 LA English T1 Records of the Salem witch-hunt A1 Rosenthal, Bernard,, Adams, Gretchen A., PB Cambridge University Press PP Cambridge; New York YR 2009 SN 9780521661669 0521661668 9781107689619 1107689619 AB This book represents the first comprehensive record of all legal documents pertaining to the Salem witch trials, in chronological order. Numerous newly discovered manuscripts, as well as records published in earlier books that were overlooked in other editions, offer a comprehensive narrative account of the events of 1692-93, with supplementary materials stretching as far as the mid-18th century. The book may be used as a reference book or read as an unfolding narrative. All legal records are newly transcribed, and errors in previous editions have been corrected. Included in this edition is a historical introduction, a legal introduction, and a linguistic introduction. Manuscripts are accompanied by notes that, in many cases, identify the person who wrote the record. This has never been attempted, and much is revealed by seeing who wrote what, when.--Publisher.