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The Resource Witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England : a documentary history, 1638-1693 / edited and with an introduction by David D. Hall

Witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England : a documentary history, 1638-1693 / edited and with an introduction by David D. Hall

Label
Witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England : a documentary history, 1638-1693 / edited and with an introduction by David D. Hall
Title
Witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England : a documentary history, 1638-1693 / edited and with an introduction by David D. Hall
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Now Available in a Second edition, this superb documentary collection illuminates the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England. The cases examined begin in 1638, extend to the Salem outbreak in 1692, and document for the first time the extensive Stamford-Fairfield, Connecticut, witch-hunt of 1692-1693
  • Here one encounters witch-hunts through the eyes of those who participated in them -- the accusers, the victims, the judges. The original texts tell in vivid detail a multidimensional story that conveys not only the process of witch-hunting but also the complexity of culture and society in early America. The documents capture deep-rooted attitudes and expectations and reveal the tensions, anger, envy, and misfortune that underlay communal life and family relationships within New England's small towns and villages
  • Primary sources include court depositions as well as excerpts from the diaries and letters of contemporaries, and they cover trials for witchcraft, reports of diabolical possessions, suits of defamation, and reports of preternatural events. Each section is preceded by headnotes that describe the case and its background and then refer the reader to important secondary interpretations. In his incisive introduction, David D. Hall addresses a wide range of important issues: witchcraft lore, antagonistic social relationships, the vulnerability of women, religious ideologies, popular and learned understandings of witchcraft and the devil, and the role of the legal system
  • This volume is extraordinary in its significance for the study of gender, village politics, religion, and popular culture in seventeenth-century New England
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1575
LC item number
.W62 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hall, David D
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  • Witchcraft
  • Persecution
  • New England
  • New England
Label
Witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England : a documentary history, 1638-1693 / edited and with an introduction by David D. Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-364) 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
Contents
  • 3.
  • Suspicion: A Widow's Resistance (1653-1655)
  • p. 61.
  • 4.
  • The
  • High Price of Silence (1654)
  • p. 74.
  • 5.
  • A
  • Handful of Troublemakers (1652-1661)
  • 1.
  • p. 87.
  • 6.
  • A
  • Long-Running Feud (1656-1675)
  • p. 99.
  • 7.
  • One Man's Many Accusers (1658-1669)
  • p. 115.
  • 8.
  • Mother and Daughter: The Holmans of Cambridge (1659-1660)
  • The
  • p. 134.
  • 9.
  • The
  • Hartford Witch-hunt (1662-1665)
  • p. 147.
  • 10.
  • A
  • Father's Battle (1666-1667)
  • p. 164.
  • 11.
  • Early Cases (1638-1651)
  • One "Cunning Woman": At Odds With All (1668-1670)
  • p. 170.
  • 12.
  • Three Ambiguous Cases (1669-1681)
  • p. 185.
  • 13.
  • A
  • Servant "Possessed" (1671-1672)
  • p. 197.
  • 14.
  • p. 19.
  • Vehement Suspicion: Eunice Cole of Hampton (1656-1680)
  • p. 213.
  • 15.
  • Two Grandparents, One Grandson, and a Seaman (1679-1681)
  • p. 230.
  • 16.
  • The
  • Strange Death of Philip Smith (1683-1684)
  • p. 260.
  • 17.
  • 2.
  • The
  • "Possession" of the Goodwin Children (1688)
  • p. 265.
  • 18.
  • The
  • Salem Witch-hunt (1692)
  • p. 280.
  • 19.
  • The
  • Stamford-Fairfield Witch-hunt (1692-1693)
  • The
  • p. 315.
  • Appendix.
  • The
  • Hartford Witch-hunt: Additional Texts
  • p. 355
  • Parsons of Springfield: A Family at Odds (1651-1652)
  • p. 29.
Control code
41070827
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781555534158
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99025383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England : a documentary history, 1638-1693 / edited and with an introduction by David D. Hall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [359]-364) 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
Contents
  • 3.
  • Suspicion: A Widow's Resistance (1653-1655)
  • p. 61.
  • 4.
  • The
  • High Price of Silence (1654)
  • p. 74.
  • 5.
  • A
  • Handful of Troublemakers (1652-1661)
  • 1.
  • p. 87.
  • 6.
  • A
  • Long-Running Feud (1656-1675)
  • p. 99.
  • 7.
  • One Man's Many Accusers (1658-1669)
  • p. 115.
  • 8.
  • Mother and Daughter: The Holmans of Cambridge (1659-1660)
  • The
  • p. 134.
  • 9.
  • The
  • Hartford Witch-hunt (1662-1665)
  • p. 147.
  • 10.
  • A
  • Father's Battle (1666-1667)
  • p. 164.
  • 11.
  • Early Cases (1638-1651)
  • One "Cunning Woman": At Odds With All (1668-1670)
  • p. 170.
  • 12.
  • Three Ambiguous Cases (1669-1681)
  • p. 185.
  • 13.
  • A
  • Servant "Possessed" (1671-1672)
  • p. 197.
  • 14.
  • p. 19.
  • Vehement Suspicion: Eunice Cole of Hampton (1656-1680)
  • p. 213.
  • 15.
  • Two Grandparents, One Grandson, and a Seaman (1679-1681)
  • p. 230.
  • 16.
  • The
  • Strange Death of Philip Smith (1683-1684)
  • p. 260.
  • 17.
  • 2.
  • The
  • "Possession" of the Goodwin Children (1688)
  • p. 265.
  • 18.
  • The
  • Salem Witch-hunt (1692)
  • p. 280.
  • 19.
  • The
  • Stamford-Fairfield Witch-hunt (1692-1693)
  • The
  • p. 315.
  • Appendix.
  • The
  • Hartford Witch-hunt: Additional Texts
  • p. 355
  • Parsons of Springfield: A Family at Odds (1651-1652)
  • p. 29.
Control code
41070827
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781555534158
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99025383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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