The Salem Witch Crisis

The Salem Witch Crisis

Book - 1992
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The Salem Witch Crisis offers a narrative of events surrounding the Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. Studies of early American witchcraft in the past two decades have been specialized ones. They demonstrated the possibility that economic conflict, gender and generational hostility, religious divisions, fears of witch cults and challenges to the legal system sometimes were involved in witchcraft accusations. Collectively, these numerous scholarly monographs and journal articles have both broadened and deepened our understanding of the role of witchcraft beliefs in early America. Unfortunately, there is no single volume that draws upon this impressive body of research and incorporates it into an account of what happened at Salem. Second, the scholarship of the past 20 years has not usually been directed to the general reader; most authors either assume readers are familiar with the events of 1692 or obscure their efforts by reporting to the occasionally impenetrable vocabulary of the social sciences. Gragg aims to provide a synthesis of modern scholarship on the Salem witch trials in a style accesssible to the general reader.
Publisher: New York : Praeger, c1992
ISBN: 9780275941895
0275941892
Branch Call Number: 133.4 G737
Characteristics: x, 228 p. ; 24 cm

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