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Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft (Harvard Paperbacks)

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Publisher Comments:

1974 John H. Dunning Prize, American Historical Association

Synopsis:

A brilliant analysis of the most famous case of witchcraft hysteria in American history.

Synopsis:

The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which had been growing for more than a generation before building toward the climactic witch trials. Salem Possessed explores the lives of the men and women who helped spin that web and who in the end found themselves entangled in it.

About the Author

Paul Boyer was Merle Curti Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Salem Village in the Seventeenth Century: A Chronology
  • Abbreviations Used in the Notes
  • Prologue: What Happened in 1692
  • 1. 1692: Some New Perspectives
  • 2. In Quest of Community, 1639–1687
  • 3. Afflicted Village, 1688–1697
  • 4. Salem Town and Salem Village: The Dynamics

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674785267
With:
Nissenbaum, Stephen
Author:
Nissenbaum, Stephen
Author:
Boyer, Paul
Author:
Nissenbaum, Stephan
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Massachusetts
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Occult sciences and parapsychology
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Witchcraft & Wicca
Subject:
Witchcraft -- Massachusetts -- Salem.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Porter family
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Subject:
History - United States/General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Harvard Paperbacks
Publication Date:
July 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 maps, 6 charts, 3 geneologies
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 8 oz

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Product details 256 pages Harvard University Press - English 9780674785267 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A brilliant analysis of the most famous case of witchcraft hysteria in American history.
"Synopsis" by , The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which had been growing for more than a generation before building toward the climactic witch trials. Salem Possessed explores the lives of the men and women who helped spin that web and who in the end found themselves entangled in it.
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