Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft

Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft

by Paul Boyer, Stephen Nissenbaum
     
 

The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which had been growing for more than a generation before building toward the climactic witch trials. Salem Possessed explores the lives of the men and women who helped spin that web and who in the end found themselves entangled in it.See more details below

Overview

The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which had been growing for more than a generation before building toward the climactic witch trials. Salem Possessed explores the lives of the men and women who helped spin that web and who in the end found themselves entangled in it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674785267
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1976
Series:
Harvard Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
453,059
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Salem Village in the Seventeenth Century: A Chronology
  • Abbreviations Used in the Notes
  • Prologue: What Happened in 1692
  • 1. 1692: Some New Perspectives
  • 2. In Quest of Community, 1639–1687
  • 3. Afflicted Village, 1688–1697
  • 4. Salem Town and Salem Village: The Dynamics

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