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Satan and Salem : the witch-hunt crisis of 1692

Author: Benjamin C Ray
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2015.
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The result of a perfect storm of factors that culminated in a great moral catastrophe, the Salem witch trials of 1692 took a breathtaking toll on the young English colony of Massachusetts. Over 150 people were imprisoned, and nineteen men and women, including a minister, were executed by hanging. The colonial government, which was responsible for initiating the trials, eventually repudiated the entire affair as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin C Ray
ISBN: 9780813937076 0813937078 9780813937083 0813937086
OCLC Number: 898087523
Description: xi, 252 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The stains upon our land --
Samuel Parris and the new covenant --
Tituba's confession --
The village girls who cried "witch!" --
The magistrates --
Reports of witches' meetings --
Thomas Putnam --
Andover --
Confessions --
The apparition and trial of George Burroughs --
Samuel Parris, "the beginner and procurer" --
Blame and shame --
Mapping the Salem witch trials --
Indians, Africans, gender, and the "black man" --
A note on court records, dates, and names.
Responsibility: Benjamin C. Ray.

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The result of a perfect storm of factors that culminated in a great moral catastrophe, the Salem witch trials of 1692 took a breathtaking toll on the young English colony of Massachusetts. In Satan  Read more...

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Measurably deepens our understanding of the underlying dynamics, especially the parts played by important participants.</p>--John Demos, <i>New York Review of Books</i>

 
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