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The Resource Witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England : a documentary history, 1638-1692, edited and with an introduction by David D. Hall

Witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England : a documentary history, 1638-1692, edited and with an introduction by David D. Hall

Label
Witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England : a documentary history, 1638-1692
Title
Witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England
Title remainder
a documentary history, 1638-1692
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by David D. Hall
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume documents the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England. The cases examined begin in 1638, extend to the Salem outbreak in 1692, and document for the first time the extensive Stamford-Fairfield, Connecticut, witch-hunt of 1692-1693. Here one encounters witch-hunts through the eyes of those who participated in them: the accusers, the victims, the judges. The original texts tell in vivid detail a multi-dimensional story that conveys not only the process of witch-hunting but also the complexity of culture and society in early America. The documents capture deep-rooted attitudes and expectations and reveal the tensions, anger, envy, and misfortune that underlay communal life and family relationships within New England's small towns and villages. Primary sources include court depositions as well as excerpts from the diaries and letters of contemporaries
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
133.4/3/097409032
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1575
LC item number
.W62 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hall, David D
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witch hunting
  • New England
  • New England
  • Hexenverfolgung
Label
Witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England : a documentary history, 1638-1692, edited and with an introduction by David D. Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Contains facimiles of primary documents
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Guide to sources and abbreviations -- The early cases (1638-1651) -- The Parsons of Springfield: a family at odds (1651-1652) -- Suspicion: a widow's resistance (1653-1655) -- The high price of silence (1654) -- A handful of troublemakers (1652-1661) -- A long-running feud (1656-1675) -- One man's many accusers (1658-1669) -- Mother and daughter: the Holmans of Cambridge (1659-1660) -- The Hartford witch-hunt (1662-1665) -- A father's battle (1666-1667) -- One "cunning woman": at odds with all (1668-1670) -- Three ambiguous cases (1669-1681) -- A servant "possessed" (1671-1672) -- Vehement suspicion: Eunice Cole of Hampton (1656-1680) -- Two grandparents, one grandson, and a seaman (1679-1681) -- The strange death of Philip Smith (1683-1684) -- The "possession" of the Goodwin children (1688) -- The Salem witch-hunt (1692) -- The Stamford-Fairfield witch-hunt (1692-1693) -- Appendix: The Hartford witch-hunt: additional texts
Control code
21948730
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781555530846
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
90040803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)469809
Label
Witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England : a documentary history, 1638-1692, edited and with an introduction by David D. Hall
Publication
Note
Contains facimiles of primary documents
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Guide to sources and abbreviations -- The early cases (1638-1651) -- The Parsons of Springfield: a family at odds (1651-1652) -- Suspicion: a widow's resistance (1653-1655) -- The high price of silence (1654) -- A handful of troublemakers (1652-1661) -- A long-running feud (1656-1675) -- One man's many accusers (1658-1669) -- Mother and daughter: the Holmans of Cambridge (1659-1660) -- The Hartford witch-hunt (1662-1665) -- A father's battle (1666-1667) -- One "cunning woman": at odds with all (1668-1670) -- Three ambiguous cases (1669-1681) -- A servant "possessed" (1671-1672) -- Vehement suspicion: Eunice Cole of Hampton (1656-1680) -- Two grandparents, one grandson, and a seaman (1679-1681) -- The strange death of Philip Smith (1683-1684) -- The "possession" of the Goodwin children (1688) -- The Salem witch-hunt (1692) -- The Stamford-Fairfield witch-hunt (1692-1693) -- Appendix: The Hartford witch-hunt: additional texts
Control code
21948730
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781555530846
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
90040803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)469809

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