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Salem possessed; the social origins of witchcraft

Author: Paul S Boyer; Stephen Nissenbaum
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which had been growing for more than a generation before building toward the climactic witch trials. Salem Possessed explores the lives of the men and women who helped spin that web adn who in the end found themselves entangled in it."--Page 4 of cover.
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Boyer, Paul S.
Salem possessed.
Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1974
(OCoLC)565318997
Online version:
Boyer, Paul S.
Salem possessed.
Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1974
(OCoLC)608390033
Named Person: Porter family.; Putnam family.; Porter family.; Putnam family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul S Boyer; Stephen Nissenbaum
ISBN: 0674785258 9780674785250 9780674785267 0674785266
OCLC Number: 851371
Description: xxi, 231 pages illustrations 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: What happened in 1692 --
1692 : some new perspectives --
In quest of community, 1639-1687 --
Afflicted village, 1688-1697 --
Salem Town and Salem Village : the dynamics of factional conflict --
Two families : the Porters and the Putnams --
Joseph and his brothers : a story of the Putnam family --
Samuel Parris : a pilgrim in Bethlehem --
Witchcraft and social identity --
Epilogue: To the eighteenth century.
Responsibility: [by] Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum.

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"The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which had been growing for more than a generation before building toward the climactic witch trials. Salem Possessed explores the lives of the men and women who helped spin that web adn who in the end found themselves entangled in it."--Page 4 of cover.

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