The Afflicted Girls: Poems

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This is no mere history lesson. Cooley, a Walt Whitman Award winner, reimagines the "afflicted girls" of the Salem witch trials in language both sharp-edged and affecting. (LJ 7/04) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807129463
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 8.64 (h) x 0.18 (d)

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Table of Contents

Archival: Silence 1
John Winthrop, 'Reasons to be Considered for ... the Intended Plantation in New England,' 1629 2
An Alphabet of Lessons for Girls 3
The Great Migration, 1630 4
Prophecy 5
Directions for Ordering the Voice 7
Outbreak 8
The Afflicted Girls 9
Archival: Fantasy 10
Testimony: The Parris House 11
Testimony: The Wake of History 13
Testimony: Bride of Christ 16
Publick Fast on Account of the Afflicted: March, 31, 1692 18
Testimony: The Mother 20
Testimony: Spectral Evidence 22
The Mather Boys 23
Witness, Recantation 24
He or His Apparition 25
Testimony: Escape, July 30, 1692 26
Sabbath Fragment 29
Testimony: The Invisible World 30
Mary Warren's Sampler 31
Archival: The Devil's Book 32
Archival: Video Diary 33
The Waste Book 34
The Afflicted Girls, New Orleans, 1978 36
The People vs. Bridget Bishop, July 1999 37
Witness Tree 38
Testimony: Talk Through Her Body 40
Genealogy 41
The Archive of the Future 42
Archival: In the Reading Room 44
The Salem Witch Trials Memorial 45
Archival: Error, Imprint Tear 46
Notes 47
A Chronology of the Salem Witch Trials 49
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