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Salem-Village Witchcraft: A Documentary Record of Local Conflict in Colonial New England

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Few episodes in American history have aroused such intense and continued interest as the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials. This volume draws exclusively on primary documents to reveal the underlying conflicts and tensions that caused that small, agricultural settlement to explode with such dramatic force.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published September 24th 1993 by Northeastern University Press (first published January 1st 1972)
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Oct 09, 2016 Ashley rated it it was amazing
Excellent documentation, especially on John Willard, who I was researching. Surprised to find John Alden jr. had been arrested as a suspected witch as well.
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This is an amazing, information filled book for anyone interested in the Salem witch trials as well as those involved. So glad I picked it up, will be an excellent resource for the trilogy I am working on!
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An amazing project, but also 300+ pages of legal documents from the 1600s.
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Paul S. Boyer is a U.S. cultural and intellectual historian (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1966) and is Merle Curti Professor of History Emeritus and former director (1993-2001) of the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has held visiting professorships at UCLA, Northwestern University, and William & Mary; has received Guggenheim and Rockefeller ...more
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