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The Resource Satan & Salem : the witch-hunt crisis of 1692, Benjamin C. Ray

Satan & Salem : the witch-hunt crisis of 1692, Benjamin C. Ray

Label
Satan & Salem : the witch-hunt crisis of 1692
Title
Satan & Salem
Title remainder
the witch-hunt crisis of 1692
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin C. Ray
Title variation
Satan and Salem
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The result of a perfect storm of factors that culminated in a great moral catastrophe, the Salem witch trials of 1692 took a breathtaking toll on the young English colony of Massachusetts. Over 150 people were imprisoned, and nineteen men and women, including a minister, were executed by hanging. The colonial government, which was responsible for initiating the trials, eventually repudiated the entire affair as a great "delusion of the Devil." This book looks beyond single-factor interpretations to offer a far more nuanced view of why the Salem witch-hunt spiraled out of control. Rather than assigning blame to a single perpetrator, Ray assembles portraits of several major characters, each of whom had complex motives for accusing his or her neighbors. In this way, he reveals how religious, social, political, and legal factors all played a role in the drama. Ray's historical database of court records, documents, and maps yields a unique analysis of the geographic spread of accusations and trials, ultimately showing how the witch-hunt resulted in the execution of so many people--far more than any comparable episode on this side of the Atlantic. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ray, Benjamin C.
Dewey number
133.4/3097445
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1575
LC item number
.R28 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witch hunting
  • Witchcraft
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • Witch hunting
  • Witchcraft
  • Massachusetts
  • Social Sciences
  • Parapsychology & Occult Sciences
Label
Satan & Salem : the witch-hunt crisis of 1692, Benjamin C. Ray
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-242) 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
The stains upon our land -- Samuel Parris and the new covenant -- Tituba's confession -- The village girls who cried "witch!" -- The magistrates -- Reports of witches' meetings -- Thomas Putnam -- Andover -- Confessions -- The apparition and trial of George Burroughs -- Samuel Parris, "the beginner and procurer" -- Blame and shame -- Mapping the Salem witch trials -- Indians, Africans, gender, and the "black man" -- The court records
Control code
907774357
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 252 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813937083
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99970547756
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907774357
Label
Satan & Salem : the witch-hunt crisis of 1692, Benjamin C. Ray
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-242) 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
The stains upon our land -- Samuel Parris and the new covenant -- Tituba's confession -- The village girls who cried "witch!" -- The magistrates -- Reports of witches' meetings -- Thomas Putnam -- Andover -- Confessions -- The apparition and trial of George Burroughs -- Samuel Parris, "the beginner and procurer" -- Blame and shame -- Mapping the Salem witch trials -- Indians, Africans, gender, and the "black man" -- The court records
Control code
907774357
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 252 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813937083
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99970547756
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907774357

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