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The Resource A storm of witchcraft : the Salem trials and the American experience, Emerson W. Baker

A storm of witchcraft : the Salem trials and the American experience, Emerson W. Baker

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A storm of witchcraft : the Salem trials and the American experience
Title
A storm of witchcraft
Title remainder
the Salem trials and the American experience
Statement of responsibility
Emerson W. Baker
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Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers--mainly young women--suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work. The resulting Salem Witch Trials, culminating in the execution of 19 villagers, persists as one of the most mysterious and fascinating events in American history. Historians have speculated on a web of possible causes for the witchcraft that stated in Salem and spread across the region-religious crisis, ergot poisoning, an encephalitis outbreak, frontier war hysteria--but most agree that there was no single factor. Rather, as Emerson Baker illustrates in this seminal new work, Salem was "a perfect storm": a unique convergence of conditions and events that produced something extraordinary throughout New England in 1692 and the following years, and which has haunted us ever since. Baker shows how a range of factors in the Bay colony in the 1690s, including a new charter and government, a lethal frontier war, and religious and political conflicts, set the stage for the dramatic events in Salem. Engaging a range of perspectives, he looks at the key players in the outbreak--the accused witches and the people they allegedly bewitched, as well as the judges and government officials who prosecuted them--and wrestles with questions about why the Salem tragedy unfolded as it did, and why it has become an enduring legacy."--Amazon.com viewed on October 9, 2014
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Baker, Emerson W
Dewey number
345.744/50288
Index
index present
LC call number
KFM2478.8.W5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pivotal moments in American history
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  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Witchcraft
  • LAW
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Witchcraft
  • Massachusetts
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A storm of witchcraft : the Salem trials and the American experience, Emerson W. Baker
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: An old valueless cabinet -- Satan's storm -- The city upon a hill -- Drawing battle lines in Salem Village -- The aflicted -- The accused -- The judges -- An inextinguishable flame -- Salem end -- Witch City? -- Appendices
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887812504
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780199890354
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • 635784
  • da7972b3-196d-45a8-a564-109ea1ca136b
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)887812504
Label
A storm of witchcraft : the Salem trials and the American experience, Emerson W. Baker
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: An old valueless cabinet -- Satan's storm -- The city upon a hill -- Drawing battle lines in Salem Village -- The aflicted -- The accused -- The judges -- An inextinguishable flame -- Salem end -- Witch City? -- Appendices
Control code
887812504
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199890354
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 635784
  • da7972b3-196d-45a8-a564-109ea1ca136b
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)887812504

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