📒 Witch Hunt by Marc Aronson

Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781416903154
Copyright Year : 2005-08-01
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Sifting through the facts, myths, and half-truths surrounding the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, a historian draws on primary sources to explore the events of that time.

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📒 The Salem Witch Hunt by Richard Godbeer

Genre : Salem (Mass.)
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ISBN_10 : 1319088139
Copyright Year : 2017-09-08
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The Salem witch trials stand as one of the infamous moments in colonial American history. More than 150 people -- primarily women -- from 24 communities were charged with witchcraft; 19 were hanged and others died in prison. This second edition continues to explore the beliefs, fears, and historical context that fueled the witch panic of 1692. In his revised introduction, Richard Godbeer offers coverage of the convulsive ergotism thesis advanced in the 1970s and a discussion of new scholarship on men who were accused of witchcraft for explicitly gendered reasons. The documents in this volume illuminate how the Puritans' worldview led them to seek a supernatural explanation for the problems vexing their community. Presented as case studies, the carefully chosen records from several specific trials offer a clear picture of the gender norms and social tensions that underlie the witchcraft accusations. New to this edition are records from the trial of Samuel Wardwell, a fortune-teller or "cunning man" whose apparent expertise made him vulnerable to suspicions of witchcraft. The book's final documents cover recantations of confessions, the aftermath of the witch hunt, and statements of regret. A chronology of the witchcraft crisis, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography round out the book's pedagogical support.

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📒 The Salem Witch Hunt by Captivating History

Genre : History
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ISBN_10 : 1950922677
Copyright Year : 2019-08-16
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Decades after witch-hunting had begun to die down in Europe, North America was about to witness its bloodiest witch hunt in history. The Massachusetts of 1692 was a very different one to the state we know today. Populated by colonists, many of them a generation or less from life in an England bathed in religious turmoil,

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📒 Before Salem by Richard S. Ross III

Genre : History
Publisher : McFarland
ISBN_10 : 9781476627793
Copyright Year : 2017-05-15
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Decades before the Salem Witch trials, 11 people were hanged as witches in the Connecticut River Valley. The advent of witch hunting in New England was directly influenced by the English Civil War and the witch trials in England led by Matthew Hopkins, who pioneered “techniques” for examining witches. This history examines the outbreak of witch hysteria in the Valley, focusing on accusations of demonic possession, apotropaic magic and the role of the clergy. Although the hysteria was eventually quelled by a progressive magistrate unwilling to try witches, accounts of the trials later influenced contemporary writers during the Salem witch hunts. The source of the document “Grounds for Examination of a Witch” is identified.

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📒 Witch Children by Hans Sebald

Genre : Family & Relationships
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ISBN_10 : UOM:39015033995278
Copyright Year : 1995
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Witch-Children exposes one of the darkest corners of this time of fear and hysteria that gripped civilized society. The participation of small children and adolescents, whether as the accused or as the accusers, was pivotal. It linked the power of the inquisitor to the fates of many unsuspecting men and women - people who often became hapless victims, devoured by a ravenous inquisition that stretched across two continents. Dr.

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📒 Escaping Salem by Richard Godbeer

Genre : History
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN_10 : 9780195161298
Copyright Year : 2005
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Describes the witch hunt that took place in Stamford, Connecticut, in 1692, detailing the story of Kate Branch, a seventeen-year-old afflicted by strange visions and given to wails of pain and fright, who accused several women of bewitching her.

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📒 Satan Salem by Benjamin C. Ray

Genre : History
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ISBN_10 : 0813939925
Copyright Year : 2017
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This book looks beyond single-factor interpretations to offer a far more nuanced view of why the Salem witch-hunt spiraled out of control. Rather than assigning blame to a single perpetrator, Ray assembles portraits of several major characters, each of whom had complex motives for accusing his or her neighbors. In this way, he reveals how religious, social, political, and legal factors all played a role in the drama.

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📒 Abigail Accused by Juliet Haines Mofford

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Publisher : Touchpoint Press
ISBN_10 : 1946920266
Copyright Year : 2017-10-30
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Abigail Accused steps into life in the Puritan village of Andover and reveals the callous truth of what has become one of many landmark cases against injustice during the Salem Witch Trials. Abigail Dane Faulkner, daughter of the town¿s respected minister, was convicted of witchcraft in 1692 and condemned to die. Her story is based on eye-witness accounts and 17th century documents. How did the people of Massachusetts Bay Colony become victims of the fear and religious fanaticism that led to the arrests of nearly 200 citizens and the executions of 20 innocents? Why did Abigail's own family¿her own daughters¿testify against her? Mofford brings to life the dramatic realities of the period and the events of daily life along with events such as courtship, marriage, the sin of fornication, childbirth, poverty, and terrifying attacks by Native Americans upon this frontier community. Abigail¿s abiding love for her husband, Francis Faulkner, sustained him through bouts of what we recognize today as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.Abigail Accused is the historical revelation of how one wife and mother, alongside her minister father, fought bigotry and helped bring an end to the deadly witch hunts. Petitions by father and daughter are landmark documents of free speech and remind us all of the ongoing struggle for human rights.

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📒 The Salem Witch Trials by Bruce Watson

Genre : History
Publisher : New Word City
ISBN_10 : 9781612306360
Copyright Year : 2018-02-06
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What caused the worst witch-hunt in U.S. history? What demons sent twenty innocent people to their deaths? Was it panic? Payback? Puritanism run amok? In this probing short-form book, award-winning journalist Bruce Watson captures all the fear and fear-mongering while exploring the latest historical research into this unforgettable American tragedy.

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Publisher : Independently Published
ISBN_10 : 1980362556
Copyright Year : 2018-02-21
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This is The Spruce Hollow Gangs eighth adventure. They travel hundreds of years back in time to the Salem Massachusetts to the witch trials. If our kids, Brandy, Jared, Kiley, and Colton do not help many innocent people will die after being falsely accused of being witches. The gang will have to be careful so they do not end up being victims themselves. They myst do everything they can to help others and stay alive themselves.

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