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The Resource The story of the Salem witch trials : "we walked in clouds and could not see our way", Bryan F. Le Beau

The story of the Salem witch trials : "we walked in clouds and could not see our way", Bryan F. Le Beau

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The story of the Salem witch trials : "we walked in clouds and could not see our way"
Title
The story of the Salem witch trials
Title remainder
"we walked in clouds and could not see our way"
Statement of responsibility
Bryan F. Le Beau
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between June 10 and September 22, 1692, nineteen people were hanged for practicing witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. One person was pressed to death, and over 150 others were jailed, where still others died and many remained for several months. The Story of the Salem Witch Trials is a history of that event. It provides a much needed synthesis of the most recent scholarship on the subject, places the trials into the context of the Great European Witch-Hunt, and relates the events of 1692 to witch-hunting throughout seventeenth-century New England. The author covers this complex and difficult subject in a uniquely accessible manner that captures all the drama that surrounded the Salem witch trials. From beginning to end, the reader is carried along by the author's powerful narration and mastery of the subject. While covering the subject in impressive detail, he maintains a broad perspective on events, and, wherever possible, he lets the historical characters speak for themselves. He highlights the decisions made by individuals responsible for the trials that helped turn what might have been a minor event into a crisis that has held the imagination of students of American history for over three centuries
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DLC
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LeBeau, Bryan F
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KFM2478.8.W5
LC item number
L43 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Salem (Mass.)
Label
The story of the Salem witch trials : "we walked in clouds and could not see our way", Bryan F. Le Beau
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36597666
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780134425429
Lccn
97005456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The story of the Salem witch trials : "we walked in clouds and could not see our way", Bryan F. Le Beau
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36597666
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780134425429
Lccn
97005456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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