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The Salem witch trials : a reference guide

Author: K David Goss
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a glimpse into the 17th century politics, religious culture, and gender issues that created the Salem witchcraft episode, and gives context to an impact that still resonates today, in everything from modern political life to popular culture.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goss, K. David, 1952-
Salem witch trials.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007038695
(OCoLC)166390614
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K David Goss
ISBN: 9780313349607 0313349606 1281203467 9781281203465
OCLC Number: 191801990
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 189 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The origins of Puritan belief in witchcraft --
The accusations --
Early interpretations of the Salem witch trials --
Contemporary interpretations of the Salem witchcraft episode --
The impact of the Salem witch trials on later generations --
Biographies of key figures involved in the Salem witch trials.
Responsibility: K. David Goss.

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