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Salem Witchcraft [PDF / EPUB] Salem Witchcraft In the late seventeenth century nineteen residents of Salem Massachusetts—charged by their neighbors with practicing witchcraft — were hanged Their accusers for the most part good and respectable In the late seventeenth century nineteen residents of Salem Massachusetts—charged by their neighbors with practicing witchcraft — were hanged Their accusers for the most part good and respectable people living in an immensely superstitious age were convinced their fellow townspeople were in complicity with the devilThis book first published in in two volumes is still praised by historians as the most important book on the Salem witch trials Charles W Upham a former mayor of Salem as well as the minister of the First Church of Salem and a U S congressman painstakingly researched the history of the village and the notorious trials that took place there in His well documented minutely detailed work was the first to organize the many records of this event into one articulate accountUpham not only supplies a wealth of valuable information on the history of Salem and the legislative and economic problems of the settlement that helped set the stage for the trials but also provides numerous details of local hostilities that sowed the seeds of suspicion fear and resentment among villagers and helped fuel the witch huntThis edition reprints in one volume this fascinating classic account of one of the darkest episodes in early American history Enhanced with a new Foreword it will be of immense value to students of New England and American history Visitors tourists and residents of Salem will also find it a highly readable indispensable resource.

  • Paperback
  • 800 pages
  • Salem Witchcraft
  • Charles W. Upham
  • English
  • 05 October 2014
  • 9780486408996

About the Author: Charles W. Upham

Ralph Waldo Emerson Upham was an opponent of the burgeoning Transcendentalism movement He wrote and spoke widely on Protestant religion and on Massachusetts history with a particular focus on Salem and the late th century witch trials of that area.



2 thoughts on “Salem Witchcraft

  1. says:

    KindleOriginally published in 1930 this book represents the scholarly research through records of the Salem Witch trials Complete documents are reprinted and framed within knowledge of the area and period An attempt to explain and put into context what happened is thoroughly done to the point where the reader may feel they are on an endurance marchReading on the Kindle was helpful because you can word search and therefore bounce to the segments for the names and trials you're most interested in learning about or revisitingGreat detailGreat resourceLots of contemporary documented informationRECOMMEND for those seriously curious about this period of American history

  2. says:

    Very complete sometimes to the point of tedium but still enthralling Everyone should read this book or another like it A very sad chapter in our nation's history

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