The Story of the Salem Witch Trials / Edition 1

The Story of the Salem Witch Trials / Edition 1

by Bryan F. LeBeau
     
 

ISBN-10: 0134425421

ISBN-13: 9780134425429

Pub. Date: 09/11/1997

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This book provides a one volume narrative of Salem Witch Trials that combines scholarly research with a dramatic narrative. It places the trials into the historical context of the Great European Witch Hunt and of the social and cultural context of witch hunting in 17th century New England.

The book presents events in a narrative format that delivers the drama of

Overview

This book provides a one volume narrative of Salem Witch Trials that combines scholarly research with a dramatic narrative. It places the trials into the historical context of the Great European Witch Hunt and of the social and cultural context of witch hunting in 17th century New England.

The book presents events in a narrative format that delivers the drama of the trials and leaves readers free to explore specific topics of their choosing in greater depth through an analysis of key issues at the end of most chapters. It includes a chapter on the Great European Witch Hunt which puts the Salem Witch Trials into historical context as well as a chapter on witch hunting in 17th century New England which provides an immediate social and cultural context. MARKETS: A fascinating and relevant book for any reader who wishes to learn more about this much misunderstood event in early American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780134425429
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
09/11/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. A Biography of a Terrible, but Perfectly Normal Superstition.

2. Having Familiarity with the Devil.

3. The Evil Hand is upon Them.

4. Is Not this a Brand Plucked from the Burning?

5. If They are Let Alone, We Should All be Devils and Witches.

6. God Will Deliver Us Out of the Hands of Unmerciful Men.

7. God Will Give You Blood to Drink.

8. What a Sad Thing it is to See Eight Firebrands of Hell Hanging There.

9. It were Better that Ten Suspected Witches Should Escape, than that One Innocent Person Should be Condemned.

10. Ruined in the Mistaken Mismanagement of the Terrible Affair Called Witchcraft.

Epilogue.

Notes.

A Select Bibliography.

Appendix.

Index.

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