Salem: Place, Myth, and Memory / Edition 1

Salem: Place, Myth, and Memory / Edition 1

by Dane Morrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 1555536506

ISBN-13: 9781555536503

Pub. Date: 07/01/2005

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

How is a sense of place created, imagined, and reinterpreted over time? That is the intriguing question addressed in this comprehensive look at the 400-year history of Salem, Massachusetts, and the experiences of fourteen generations of people who lived in a place mythologized in the public imagination by the horrific witch trials and executions of 1692 and 1693.…  See more details below

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How is a sense of place created, imagined, and reinterpreted over time? That is the intriguing question addressed in this comprehensive look at the 400-year history of Salem, Massachusetts, and the experiences of fourteen generations of people who lived in a place mythologized in the public imagination by the horrific witch trials and executions of 1692 and 1693.

But from its settlement in 1626 to the present, Salem was, and is, much more than this. In this volume, contributors from a variety of fields examine Salem’s multiple urban identities: frontier outpost of European civilization, cosmopolitan seaport, gateway to the Far East, refuge for religious diversity, center for education, and of course, “Witch City” tourist attraction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555536503
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,320,816
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Preface for the General Reader
Preface for Instructors and Students
Salem Enshrined: Myth, Memory and the Power of Place - Nancy Lusignan Schulz and Dane Anthony Morrison
Salem as Frontier Outpost - Emerson W. Baker II
Salem as Religious Proving Ground - Christopher White
Salem as Enterprise Zone, 1783-1786 - Robert Booth
Salem as Athenauem - Matthew G. McKenzie
Salem as Citizen of the World - Dane Anthony Morrison
Salem as Nation's Schoolhouse - Rebecca R. Noel
Salem as Hawthorne's Creation - Nancy Lusignan Schultz
Salem as Architectural Mecca - John V. Goff
Salem as Global City, 1850-2004 - Aviva Chomsky
Salem as Crime Scene - Margaret Press
Salem as Witch City - Frances Hill
Salem's House of Seven Gables as Historic Site - Lorinda B. R. Goodwin
Coda: Montage of Brick and Water - J. D. Scrimgeour
Contributors
Index

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