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The specter of Salem : remembering the witch trials in nineteenth-century America

Author: Gretchen A Adams
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the 1950s, as critics labeled Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-Communist campaign a 'witch hunt,' Broadway's The Crucible similarly underscored links between cold war political investigations and the 1692 Salem witch trials. The Specter of Salem reveals that this twentieth-century cultural moment, often cited as marking the emergence of mainstream Salem evocations, actually followed a long and colorful history  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gretchen A Adams
ISBN: 9780226005416 0226005410
OCLC Number: 225876052
Description: xiii, 223 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mysteries, memories, and metaphors: from event to memory --
Memory and nation: the early republic --
Not to hell but to Salem: antebellum religious crises --
Witch-burners: the politics of sectionalism --
Witch-hunters: the era of civil war and reconstruction --
Epilogue: the crucible of memory.
Responsibility: Gretchen A. Adams.
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Reveals the many ways that the Salem witch trials loomed over the American collective memory from the Revolution to the Civil War and beyond. Shedding new light on the many, varied American  Read more...

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