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Salem possessed

Paul S. Boyer

Salem possessed

the social origins of witchcraft

by Paul S. Boyer

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Porter family,
  • Putnam family,
  • Witchcraft -- Massachusetts -- Salem

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementPaul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum.
    ContributionsNissenbaum, Stephen, joint author.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 231 p. :
    Number of Pages231
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18434511M
    ISBN 100674785266
    LC Control Number73084399
    OCLC/WorldCa6160392

      Read "Salem Possessed" by Paul Boyer available from Rakuten Kobo. Tormented girls writhing in agony, stern judges meting out harsh verdicts, nineteen bodies swinging on Gallows Hill. The 4/5. Salem farmer and former lover of Abigail's. He openly denounces Parris and does not attend church Pro-Porter side= Salem Town Was a farmer and tavernkeeper in 17th-century Salem, Massachusetts. During the Salem witch trials he was accused of witchcraft, convicted and hanged. = 1st male.

    Book Rev Of Salem Possessed. Filed Under: Reviews Tagged With: book review, salem. 2 pages, words. Boyer, Paul, and Stephen Nissenbaum. Salem Possessed. Boyer and Nissenbaum have written a thought provoking book that relates, fact by fact, the history of Salem Village and its troubling inner conflicts. 2 pages, words. Salem Possessed provides an enlightening look at the pressures (social, economic, religious) that affected all of the villagers, and manages not to vilify any particular person. This book's strength is it's thoroughness, but it is also it's major drawback. It can be difficult to keep track of all the names, households and dates/5(40).

    Salem Possessed explores the lives of the men and women who helped spin that web and who in the end found themselves entangled in it. From rich and varied sources--many previously neglected or unknown--Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum give us a picture of the events of more intricate and more fascinating than any other in the already. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 1 online resource (xxi, Seiten): Illustrationen: Contents: Preface Salem Village in the Seventeenth Century: A Chronology Abbreviations Used in the Notes Prologue: What Happened in 1. Some New Perspectives 2.


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