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The Resource America bewitched : the story of witchcraft after salem, Owen Davies

America bewitched : the story of witchcraft after salem, Owen Davies

Label
America bewitched : the story of witchcraft after salem
Title
America bewitched
Title remainder
the story of witchcraft after salem
Statement of responsibility
Owen Davies
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reveals how witchcraft in post-Salem America was not just a matter of scary fireside tales, Halloween legends, and superstitions: it continued to be a matter of life and death. If anything, witchcraft disputes multiplied as hundreds of thousands of immigrants poured into North America, people for whom witchcraft was still a heinous crime. Tells the story of countless murders and many other personal tragedies that resulted from accusations of witchcraft among European Americans--as well as in Native American and African American communities. For instance, the impact of this belief on Native Americans, as colonists--from Anglo-American settlers to Spanish missionaries--saw Indian medicine men as the Devil's agents, potent workers of malign magic. But also reveals that seventeenth-century Iroquois--faced with decimating, mysterious diseases--accused Jesuits of being plague-spreading witches. The book shows how different American groups shaped each other's languages and beliefs, sharing not only our positive cultural traits, but our fears and weaknesses as well
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Owen
Dewey number
133.4/30973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1573
LC item number
.D39 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft
  • Witch hunting
  • Witch hunting
  • Witch hunting
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • Witch hunting
  • Witchcraft
  • United States
Label
America bewitched : the story of witchcraft after salem, Owen Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271) 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
1. Aftermath : Salem: never again? ; The witchcraft of others ; Reporting witchcraft ; Where to find witchcraft ; A five points witch -- 2. Magic of a new land : Snakes and roots ; Witch balls ; What happened to the fairies? ; They shoot witches don't they? -- 3. The law : The squire ; Fiasco in Fentress ; Delaware witches beware ; What's in a name? ; Dealing with slander German-style ; Popular understanding -- 4. Witches : Three sorts of witch ; Doing witchcraft: lizards, bags, and dolls ; Witchcraft fantasies ; Skin shedding and shape-shifting ; The new witches -- 5. Dealing with witches : Pillow talk ; Confronting the witch ; The witch must die ; Attacking from a distance ; Warding off witchery ; Written charms ; Catholic armoury ; Bringing in the experts -- 6. Dealing with witch believers : The other Salem witch trials ; Alaska: of barbers and gunboats ; The Pennsylvania problem -- 7. Insanity : Putting it to the test ; Blame it on the roots ; Paranoia in the heat ; A danger to the public: incarcerating witch believers -- 8. Witch killings up close : Beard-stroking and friendly words: witchcraft in Sullivan County ; Big trouble at Booger Hole ; Solomon Hotema: Choctaw witch killer -- 9. Times a-changing : Reinventing witchcraft ; Finding an American heritage ; And so back to Salem
Control code
859154742
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 289 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191625145
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859154742
Label
America bewitched : the story of witchcraft after salem, Owen Davies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-271) 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
1. Aftermath : Salem: never again? ; The witchcraft of others ; Reporting witchcraft ; Where to find witchcraft ; A five points witch -- 2. Magic of a new land : Snakes and roots ; Witch balls ; What happened to the fairies? ; They shoot witches don't they? -- 3. The law : The squire ; Fiasco in Fentress ; Delaware witches beware ; What's in a name? ; Dealing with slander German-style ; Popular understanding -- 4. Witches : Three sorts of witch ; Doing witchcraft: lizards, bags, and dolls ; Witchcraft fantasies ; Skin shedding and shape-shifting ; The new witches -- 5. Dealing with witches : Pillow talk ; Confronting the witch ; The witch must die ; Attacking from a distance ; Warding off witchery ; Written charms ; Catholic armoury ; Bringing in the experts -- 6. Dealing with witch believers : The other Salem witch trials ; Alaska: of barbers and gunboats ; The Pennsylvania problem -- 7. Insanity : Putting it to the test ; Blame it on the roots ; Paranoia in the heat ; A danger to the public: incarcerating witch believers -- 8. Witch killings up close : Beard-stroking and friendly words: witchcraft in Sullivan County ; Big trouble at Booger Hole ; Solomon Hotema: Choctaw witch killer -- 9. Times a-changing : Reinventing witchcraft ; Finding an American heritage ; And so back to Salem
Control code
859154742
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 289 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191625145
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859154742

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