Synopses & Reviews
Incredibly, there has been no book like this one, until now, about one of America's great centers of history and culture. With five essays by leading historians, seventy color photographs of Salem's great buildings and historic sites, and six topical maps, this is a history, a photo album, and a guidebook all in one. Essays include "The Maritime History of Salem" by K. David Goss, "The Witch Trials of 1692" by Richard B. Trask, "Historic Architecture of Salem" by Bryant F. Tolles, Jr., "Nathaniel Hawthorne" by Joseph Flibbert, and "Salem Then and Now" by Jim McAllister.
An all-in-one history, photo album, and guidebook of one of America's great centers of history and culture.
"Salem Cortnerstones is an all-in-one history, photo album, and guidebook to one of America's great centers of history and culture. This indispensable guide to historic Salem includes chapters on: maritime trade, the witchcraft trials, exceptional architecture, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Five leading historians explain it all, including the story of Salem since Hawthorne's death, with over seventy illustrations and six maps."
About the Author
Joseph Flibbert is an English professor at Salem State College. The author of a book on Herman Melville, he has lectured locally and internationally and has published extensively on Hawthorne, Melville, American sea literature, and other topics. He is a former president of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society, a national organization devoted to the study of Hawthorne.K. David Goss is the excutive director of the Beverly Historical Society and former museum director of the House of the Seven Gables, where he was instrumental in the revitalization of Pioneer Village in South Salem. He is the author of Salem: Maritime Salem in the Age of Sail (1987) and coauthor of Treasures of a Seaport Town (1998).Bryant F. Tolles, Jr., is a director of the museum studies program and associate prfessor of history and art history at the University of Delaware. From 1974 to 1984 he was executive director of the Essex Institute in Salem, now part of the Peabody Essex Museum. He is the author of Architecture in Salem (1983).Richard B. Trask is the town archivist of Danvers, Massachusetts (formerly known as Salem Village). He is the author of several works on the witchcraft trials, including The Devil Hath Been Raised: A Documentary History of the Salem Village Witchcraft Outbreak of March 1692 (1997). He is also an internationally recognized authority on the asassination of President John F. Kennedy.