Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt
Author: Marc Aronson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-08-01
ISBN: 1416903151
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witch Hunt Book Excerpt:

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.

Records of the Salem Witch Hunt

Records of the Salem Witch Hunt
Author: Bernard Rosenthal
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 1012
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN: 9781107689619
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Records of the Salem Witch Hunt Book Excerpt:

This book represents the first comprehensive record of all legal documents pertaining to the Salem witch trials, in chronological order. Numerous newly discovered manuscripts, as well as records published in earlier books that were overlooked in other editions, offer a comprehensive narrative account of the events of 1692-93, with supplementary materials stretching as far as the mid - 18th century. The book may be used as a reference book or read as an unfolding narrative. All legal records are newly transcribed, and errors in previous editions have been corrected. Included in this edition is a historical introduction, a legal introduction, and a linguistic introduction. Manuscripts are accompanied by notes that, in many cases, identify the person who wrote the record. This has never been attempted, and much is revealed by seeing who wrote what, when. Publication made possible with generous support by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/index.html

Satan and Salem

Satan and Salem
Author: Benjamin C. Ray
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-05-29
ISBN: 0813937086
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Satan and Salem Book Excerpt:

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 great "delusion of the Devil." In Satan and Salem, Benjamin Ray 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. Ray’s historical database of court records, documents, and maps yields a unique analysis of the geographic spread of accusations and trials, ultimately showing how the witch-hunt resulted in the execution of so many people—far more than any comparable episode on this side of the Atlantic. In addition to the print volume, Satan and Salem will also be available as a linked e-book offering the reader the opportunity to investigate firsthand the primary sources and maps on which Ray’s groundbreaking argument rests.

Death in Salem

Death in Salem
Author: Diane Foulds
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN: 0762766409
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death in Salem Book Excerpt:

Salem witchcraft will always have a magnetic pull on the American psyche. During the 1692 witch trials, more than 150 people were arrested. An estimated 25 million Americans—including author Diane Foulds—are descended from the twenty individuals executed. What happened to our ancestors? Death in Salem is the first book to take a clear-eyed look at this complex time, by examining the lives of the witch trial participants from a personal perspective. Massachusetts settlers led difficult lives; every player in the Salem drama endured hardships barely imaginable today. Mercy Short, one of the “bewitched” girls, watched as Indians butchered her parents; Puritan minister Cotton Mather outlived all but three of his fifteen children. Such tragedies shaped behavior and, as Foulds argues, ultimately played a part in the witch hunt’s outcome. A compelling “who’s who” to Salem witchcraft, Death in Salem profiles each of these historical personalities as it asks: Why was this person targeted?

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt
Author: Clifton Wilcox
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 78
Release: 2012-03
ISBN: 1469181126
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Story of the Salem Witch Trials

The Story of the Salem Witch Trials
Author: Bryan F. Le Beau
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN: 1315509032
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of the Salem Witch Trials Book Excerpt:

Between June 10 and September 22, 1692, nineteen people were hanged for practicing witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. One person was pressed to death, and over 150 others were jailed, where still others died. The Story of the Salem Witch Trials is a history of that event. It provides a much needed synthesis of the most recent scholarship on the subject, places the trials into the context of the Great European Witch-Hunt, and relates the events of 1692 to witch-hunting throughout seventeenth century New England. This complex and difficult subject is covered in a uniquely accessible manner that captures all the drama that surrounded the Salem witch trials. From beginning to end, the reader is carried along by the author’s powerful narration and mastery of the subject. While covering the subject in impressive detail, Bryan Le Beau maintains a broad perspective on events, and wherever possible, lets the historical characters speak for themselves. Le Beau highlights the decisions made by individuals responsible for the trials that helped turn what might have been a minor event into a crisis that has held the imagination of students of American history.

The Salem Witch Hunt

The Salem Witch Hunt
Author: Richard Godbeer
Publsiher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-01-11
ISBN: 9780312484552
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Salem Witch Hunt Book Excerpt:

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. In his introduction to this compact yet comprehensive volume, Richard Godbeer explores the beliefs, fears, and historical context that fueled the witch panic of 1692. The documents in this collection 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. The 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.

Before Salem

Before Salem
Author: Richard S. Ross III
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN: 1476627797
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before Salem Book Excerpt:

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.

What Were the Salem Witch Trials

What Were the Salem Witch Trials
Author: Joan Holub,Who HQ
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN: 0698412346
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Were the Salem Witch Trials Book Excerpt:

Something wicked was brewing in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It started when two girls, Betty Parris and Abigail Williams, began having hysterical fits. Soon after, other local girls claimed they were being pricked with pins. With no scientific explanation available, the residents of Salem came to one conclusion: it was witchcraft! Over the next year and a half, nineteen people were convicted of witchcraft and hanged while more languished in prison as hysteria swept the colony. Author Joan Holub gives readers and inside look at this sinister chapter in history.

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials
Author: Don Nardo,Tanya Dellaccio
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN: 1534560408
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Salem Witch Trials Book Excerpt:

Mass hysteria in the late 17th century led to trials of people suspected to be witches in Salem, Massachusetts. Anyone could be accused of causing mysterious maladies or unfortunate occurrences, such as the death of cattle. Readers discover important facts and captivating details about this fascinating time in American history. The dangers of leveling accusations without proof and succumbing to panic are discussed in this engaging text, which is supplemented with a fact-filled timeline, full-color photographs, and primary sources.

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials
Author: Bruce Watson
Publsiher: New Word City
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN: 1612306365
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Salem Witch Trials Book Excerpt:

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.

The Salem Witch Hunt

The Salem Witch Hunt
Author: Captivating History
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2019-08-16
ISBN: 9781950922673
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Salem Witch Hunt Book Excerpt:

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,

A Delusion of Satan

A Delusion of Satan
Author: Frances Hill
Publsiher: Tantor eBooks
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2014-07-09
ISBN: 1618031147
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Delusion of Satan Book Excerpt:

Geoff Williams is a freelance journalist who regularly writes for U.S. News & World Report and has written for numerous other publications, including CNNMoney.com, Life and Reuters. He is also the author of Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever. He lives with his two daughters in Loveland, Ohio.

The Story of the Salem Witch Trials

The Story of the Salem Witch Trials
Author: Bryan Le Beau
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-06-29
ISBN: 9781138402362
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of the Salem Witch Trials Book Excerpt:

Between June 10 and September 22, 1692, nineteen people were hanged for practicing witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. One person was pressed to death, and over 150 others were jailed, where still others died. The Story of the Salem Witch Trials is a history of that event. It provides a much needed synthesis of the most recent scholarship on the subject, places the trials into the context of the Great European Witch-Hunt, and relates the events of 1692 to witch-hunting throughout seventeenth century New England. This complex and difficult subject is covered in a uniquely accessible manner that captures all the drama that surrounded the Salem witch trials. From beginning to end, the reader is carried along by the author's powerful narration and mastery of the subject. While covering the subject in impressive detail, Bryan Le Beau maintains a broad perspective on events, and wherever possible, lets the historical characters speak for themselves. Le Beau highlights the decisions made by individuals responsible for the trials that helped turn what might have been a minor event into a crisis that has held the imagination of students of American history.

Witch Hunts in the Western World

Witch Hunts in the Western World
Author: Brian Alexander Pavlac
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0313348731
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witch Hunts in the Western World Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive resource explores the evolution of western attitudes towards religion, politics, and the supernatural, which intersected to spawn the notorious witch hunts in Europe and the New World.

A Storm of Witchcraft

A Storm of Witchcraft
Author: Emerson W. Baker
Publsiher: Pivotal Moments in American Hi
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2015
ISBN: 019989034X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Storm of Witchcraft Book Excerpt:

Presents an historical analysis of the Salem witch trials, examining the factors that may have led to the mass hysteria, including a possible occurrence of ergot poisoning, a frontier war in Maine, and local political rivalries.

I Escaped The Salem Witch Trials

I Escaped The Salem Witch Trials
Author: Scott Peters,Juliet Fry
Publsiher: Best Day Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2020-12-16
ISBN: 1951019172
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Escaped The Salem Witch Trials Book Excerpt:

Orphan-girl Hannah True battles strange happenings, suspicion, and angry villagers when her town believes it's under attack by witches. The Survival Series that celebrates the awesome history of us. From bestselling author Scott Peters and Salem Witch whiz Juliet Fry comes a gripping retelling of the Salem Witch Trials for modern young readers. Short attention spans | Chapter Book | Ages 8-12 | B&W Illustrations On a stormy night, young orphan Hannah is terrified to see witches’ fingers tapping at her bedroom window. Are they real or just a trick of the moon? The next morning, her best friend says a witch's spirit attacked her in the dark. Hannah is alarmed. Could this be true? When a neighbor's child begins acting strangely, villagers are sure that witchcraft is at work. A dear friend of Hannah's mother is blamed--but Hannah refuses to believe such terrible talk. Unfortunately, Hannah's rebellion makes her look suspicious. Why is she protecting this woman? Whose side is she on? Hannah is no witch expert--she's a servant in a farmhouse. She has no one to defend her and she's out of her element. Can this brave but frightened colonial girl ever hope to escape disaster? This is the 6th children's book in the I Escaped Series about brave boys and girls who face real-world challenges and find ways to escape disaster. Sure to appeal to fans of New York Times Bestseller Lauren Tarshis's I Survived Series, The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, Little Witch by Anna Elizabeth Bennett, What Were The Salem Witch Trials, and The Witches by Roald Dahl. The short chapters make for easy wins, and Hannah's gripping situation keeps even reluctant readers turning pages just to find out what's going to happen next. Great for kids book clubs and classrooms--a study guide is available at https://scottpetersbooks.com/worksheets Packed with a special section on facts about the Salem Witch trials that's sure to satisfy curious minds. Flesch Reading Ease: 85.6 Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 3.2 An important, relevant read about bravery, kindness, and courage. Collect the whole I Escaped Series "a must for every reading list" Can Hannah survive disaster? Read it and find out!

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt
Author: Chris Priestley
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780340860564
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witch Hunt Book Excerpt:

Discusses the 1692 Salem witch trials, including the historical and social context in which they took place, important people involved with them, how they were held, and how the incident has since been interpreted and remembered.

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials
Author: Marilynne K. Roach
Publsiher: Taylor Trade Publications
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781589791329
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Salem Witch Trials Book Excerpt:

The Salem Witch Trials is based on over twenty-five years of archival research--including the author's discovery of previously unknown documents--newly found cases and court records. From January 1692 to January 1697 this history unfolds a nearly day-by-day narrative of the crisis as the citizens of New England experienced it.

The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials
Author: Michael Martin,Brian Bascle,Walter W. Woodward
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 0736852468
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Salem Witch Trials Book Excerpt:

In graphic novel format, tells of the events surrounding the Salem witch trials and discusses key figures at the center of these events, including Cotton Mather, a Puritan minister who encouraged the hanging of suspected witches.