8 edition of The Salem witchcraft trials in American history found in the catalog.
Discusses the issues and controversy surrounding the trials, highlighting possible causes and the key figures.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-126) and index.
|Statement||David K. Fremon.|
|Series||In American history|
|LC Classifications||KFM2478.8.W5 F74 1999|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||128 p. :|
|Number of Pages||128|
|LC Control Number||98006240|
The Salem Witch Trials are one of the most (in)famous events in American history. There are plays, movies and books about it, and no American schoolkid made it to junior high without learning about them. But did you know that there were actually witch trials held about 30 miles to the south of Salem. Salem's early history was darkened by the witchcraft trials of , in which Samuel Sewall was a judge; many of the victims came from the part of Salem that now is Danvers. Massachusetts exonerated all those accused in the trials in
Salem Witch Trials: Documentary Archive & Transcription Project (University of Virginia)(includes online searchable text of the transcription of court records as published in Boyer/Nissenbaum’s The Salem Witchcraft Papers, revised , and e-versions of contemporary books) Famous American Trials: Salem Witch Trials, (Prof. Douglas O Author: Lyonette Louis-Jacques. Analysis of the Salem Witch Trials Words 8 Pages History generally regards the period of Salem witchcraft trials as a radical instatement of religious zeal which favored superstition over reason and targeted a large number of women over a much smaller number of men.
However, by the time Salem’s witch trials started in , Connecticut—the only colonial American place other than Salem with a significant track record of witch trials and executions—was. Puritan Literature and the Salem Witch Trials Introduction Between the months of June to September of , the infamous witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts resulted in the deaths of twenty men and women as a result of witchcraft charges. Hundreds of others faced accusations and dozens were jailed for months during the progress of the trials.
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Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. -- Offers in-depth coverage of defin /5(2). Author David K. Fremon examines the controversial period in colonial America during which mass hysteria led to a series of outrageous trials that resulted in the conviction and execution of twenty people for supposedly practicing witchcraft, and the imprisonment of one hundred fifty others on charges of being witches.
Highlighting the key people and events involved, Fremon explains the unique. Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum Published in by Harvard University Press, this book explores the social setting and history of Salem prior to the witch trials to provide a better understanding of how and why they happened.
W hen the Salem witch trials occurred inthe colonial authorities imposed a publication ban, thinking it best if no one wrote about them. The governor, William Phips, ordered the ban upon. Published in October ofthis book by Boston minister Cotton Mather discusses a number of witchcraft cases in New England during the 17th century, including the Salem Witch Trials.
The book is considered both a justification for and an official defense of the verdicts in the Salem Witch Trials. Salem Witch Trials: Conclusion and Legacy The infamous Salem witch trials began during the spring ofafter a group of young girls in.
Salem Witch Trials in History and Literature An Undergraduate Course, University of Virginia Spring Semester Born on Feb. 12th into a family of renown New England Puritan ministers, including Rev. John Cotton and Rev. Richard Mather, Cotton Mather seemed destined to achieve fame. The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Salem Witch Trials in Nineteenth Century America by Gretchen Adams.
In The Specter of Salem, Adams focuses on the ways in which the Salem Witch Trails were enshrined in the collective memory of : Holly Genovese. Salem witch trials Witch hunts. The events in Salem in were but one chapter in a long story of witch hunts that began in Europe Setting the scene.
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The Salem Witchcraft Trials, a concise history written expressly for students and general readers, contains much new material not found in the author's earlier work.
It sheds important light on the period and shows that our horror of these infamous proceedings must be tempered with sympathy for a people who gave in to panic in the face of a.
The Salem witch trials took place between February of and May of Over men and women were accused of practicing witchcraft in the Salem village and the surrounding villages. At the end of the trial, 19 people were executed while other died Author: Picesgirl.
In March ofAbigail Williams, one of the accusers at the Salem witch trials, accused Rebecca Nurse of trying to force her (Abigail) to sign the devil's book.
Rev. Deodat Lawson, who had been the minister in Salem Village before Rev. Parris, witnessed this claim by Abigail Williams. The Salem witch trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts between and More than people were accused of practicing witchcraft—the Devil's magic—and 20 Author: Jess Blumberg.
Collection History. The Salem Witchcraft Trials were a series of hearings before county court trials to prosecute people accused of witchcraft in the counties of Essex, Suffolk, and Middlesex in colonial Massachusetts, between February and May The Salem Witch Trials are one of the best known, most studied, and most important events in early American history.
The afflictions started in Salem Village (present-day Danvers), Massachusetts, in Januaryand by the end of the year the outbreak had spread throughout Essex County, and threatened to bring down the newly formed Massachusetts Bay government of Sir Cited by: 6.
e The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February and May More than two hundred people were accused. Thirty were found guilty, nineteen of whom were. His book contains the story of the Goodwin Family.
Samuel Parris, who resided in Boston at the time of Mather’s writings being published, becomes the minister of Salem Village. Many of the villagers in Salem become dissatisfied with Parris and refuse to pay his salary.
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Ruth Putnam lives in Salem, and she witnesses the mass accusations of witchcraft coming closer and closer until it finally reaches her, and she is put on trial for her very life.Salem witch trials ofthe Mather influence Pre-trials [ edit ] InMather published Memorable Providences detailing the supposed afflictions of several children in the Goodwin family in mater: Harvard College.