Salem-village Witchcraft: A Documentary Record of Local Conflict in Colonial New England

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Paul S. Boyer, Stephen Nissenbaum
UPNE, 1972 - History - 416 pages
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Few episodes in American history have aroused such intense and continued interest as the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials. This volume draws exclusively on primary documents to reveal the underlying conflicts and tensions that caused that small, agricultural settlement to explode with such dramatic force.
  

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Contents

The Trials Records of Five Witchcraft Cases
1
Extracts From Deodat Lawson A Brief and True
111
Comment by Outside Authorities Civil
117
Witchcraft
124
Samuel Parris These Shall Make
132
Sarah Good
139
Rebecca Nurse
148
Bridget Bishop
155
Chapter Sixteen The Wilkins Family
199
The Village Forms
229
The Village Defines Itself
235
The SalemVillage Book
313
Salem Village Becomes a Town 1752
373
Selected List of Accusers and Persons Against Whom They
379
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402
Additional Genealogies of Some SalemVillage Families
415

George Burroughs
170
Samuel Parris
183

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PAUL BOYER is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. STEPHEN NISSENBAUM is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. They are co-authors of Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft and The Salem Witchcraft Papers: Verbatim Transcripts.

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