The story of the Salem witch trials: "we walked in clouds and could not see our way"

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Prentice Hall, 1998 - History - 308 pages
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This book provides a one volume narrative of Salem Witch Trials that combines scholarly research with a dramatic narrative. It places the trials into the historical context of the Great European Witch Hunt and of the social and cultural context of witch hunting in 17th century New England.KEY TOPICS: The book presents events in a narrative format that delivers the drama of the trials and leaves readers free to explore specific topics of their choosing in greater depth through an analysis of key issues at the end of most chapters. It includes a chapter on the Great European Witch Hunt which puts the Salem Witch Trials into historical context as well as a chapter on witch hunting in 17th century New England which provides an immediate social and cultural context. MARKETS: A fascinating and relevant book for any reader who wishes to learn more about this much misunderstood event in early American history.

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Contents

The Development of European
4
A Summary View of Witchhunts
18
Having Familiarity with the Devil
24
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

LeBeau is John C. Kenefick Faculty Chair in the Humanities and chair of the history department at Creighton University in Nebraska.