Salem Witch Hunt A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312484550
ISBN-13: 9780312484552
Edition: 2011
Authors: Richard Godbeer
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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

RICHARD GODBEER(Ph.D., Brandeis University) is professor of history at the University of Miami. Godbeer's research and teaching interests center on colonial and revolutionary America, with an emphasis on religious culture, gender studies, and the history of sexuality. His first book,The Devil's Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England(1992) won the American Historical Association Pacific Coast Branch Award for the Best First Book. He is also the author ofSexual Revolution in Early America(2002),Escaping Salem: The Other Witch Hunt of 1692(2004), andThe Overflowing of Friendship: Love Between Men and the Creation of the American Republic(2009).

Foreword
Preface
A Note about the Text
Introduction: Explaining the Salem Witch Hunt
Putting Salem into a Larger Context
Puritanism and the Supernatural World
Dangerous Women
Malevolent Neighbors
The Witch Panic of 1692
The Afflicted Girls
Trying a Witch
The Collapse of the Trials
The Documents
Signs and Assaults from the Supernatural World
The arrival of a Comet and the Death of a Star Preacher
Samuel Sewall finds Reassurance in a Rainbow
The Death of Cotton Mather's Infant Son
Strange Afflictions in the Goodwin Household
The Horseshoe Controversy in Newberry, Massachusetts
Mary Rowlandson's Account of the Indian Attack on Lancaster
Cotton Mather on the Quaker Threat
The Dominion of New England
Cotton Mather on the Recent History of New England
Beginnings
John Hale's Account, 1702
Deodat Lawson's Account, 1692
Samuel Parris on the Outbreak of Witchcraft Accusations in Salem Village, March 27, 1692
Samuel Parris's Statement to his Congregation about Mary Sibley's Use of Countermagic, March 27, 1692
Witches on Trial
Sarah Good
Arrest Warrant for Sarah Good, February 29, 1692
Examination of Sarah Good, (as recorded by Ezekiel Cheever), March 1, 1692
Elizabeth Hubbard against Sarah Good, March 1, 1692
Ann Putnam Jr. against Sarah Good, March 1, 1692
William Allen, John Hughes, William Good, and Samuel Braybrook against Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba, March 5, 1692
Abigail Williams against Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba, May 23, 1692
Indictment against Sarah Good for Afflicting Sarah Bibber, June 28, 1692
Sarah Bibber against Sarah Good, June 28, 1692
Sarah Gadge and Thomas Gadge against Sarah Good, June 28, 1692
Joseph Herrick Sr. and Mary Herrick against Sarah Good, June 28, 1692
Samuel Abbey and Mary Abbey against Sarah Good, June 29, 1692
Henry Herrick and Jonathan Batchelor against Sarah Good June 29, 1692
Samuel Sibley against Sarah Good, June 29, 1692
Death Warrant for Sarah Good, Rebecca Nurse, Susannah Martin, Elizabeth How, and Sarah Wilds (July 12, 1692) and Officer's Return (July 19, 1692)
Tituba
First Examination of Tituba, March 1, 1692
Second Examination of Tituba, March 2, 1692
Elizabeth Hubbard against Tituba, March 1, 1692
Ann Putnam Jr. against Tituba, March 1, 1692
Indictment against Tituba for Covenanting with the Devil, May 9, 1693
John Proctor
Elizabeth Booth against John Proctor, April 11, 1692
Abigail Williams against John Proctor, May 31, 1692
Physical Examination of John Proctor and John Willard, June 2, 1692
Mary Warren against John Proctor, June 30, 1692
Petition of John Proctor, July 23, 1692
John DeRich against John Proctor and others, August 4, 1692
Samuel Sibley against John Proctor, August 5, 1692
Petition for John Proctor and Elizabeth Proctor, August 5, 1692
Petition for John Proctor and Elizabeth Proctor, August 5, 1692
Bridget Bishop
Examination of Bridget Bishop (as recorded by Ezekiel Cheever), April 19, 1692
William Stacy against Bridget Bishop, May 30, 1692
Sarah Churchill and Mary Warren against Bridget Bishop and others, June 1, 1692
Physical Examinations of Bridget Bishop and others, June 2, 1692
John Bly Sr. and Rebecca Bly against Bridget Bishop, June 2, 1692
John Bly Sr. and William Bly against Bridget Bishop, June 2, 1692
Richard Coman against Bridget Bishop, June 2, 1692
John Louder against Bridget Bishop, June 2, 1692
Samuel Shattock and Sarah Shattock against Bridget Bishop, June 2, 1692
Susannah Sheldon against Bridget Bishop and others, June 3, 1692
Dorcas Hoar
Examination of Dorcas Hoar (as recorded by Samuel Parris), May 2, 1692
Sarah Bibber against Dorcas Hoar, July 2, 1692
Elizabeth Hubbard against Dorcas Hoar, July 2, 1692
Ann Putnam Jr. against Dorcas Hoar, July 2, 1692
Mary Walcott against Dorcas Hoar, July 2, 1692
Mary Gage against Dorcas Hoar and others, September 6, 1692
John Hale against Dorcas Hoar, September 6, 1692
Joseph Morgan and Deborah Morgan against Dorcas Hoar, September 6, 1692
John Tuck against Dorcas Hoar, September 6, 1692
Petition of John Hale, Nicholas Noyes, Daniel Epes, and John Emerson Jr., September 21, 1692
George Burroughs
Benjamin Hutchinson against George Burroughs and others, April 22, 1692
Examination of George Burroughs (as recorded by Samuel Parris), May 9, 1692
Elizar Keyser against George Burroughs, May 9, 1692
Mercy Lewis against George Burroughs, May 9, 1692
John Putnam Sr. and Rebecca Putnam against George Burroughs, May 9, 1692
Mary Walcott against George Burroughs, May 9, 1692
Simon Willard and William Wormall against George Burroughs, May 9, 1692
Abigail Hobbs, Deliverance Hobbs, and Mary Warren against George Burroughs and others, June 1, 1692
Mary Webber against George Burroughs, August 2, 1692
Ann Putnam Jr. against George Burroughs, August 3, 1692
Physical Examination of George Burroughs and George Jacobs Jr., August 4, 1692
Hannah Harris against George Burroughs, August 5, 1692
Thomas Greenslit against George Burroughs, September 15, 1692
Sarah Wilson and Martha Tyler against George Burroughs, September 15, 1692
The Witch Court under Attack
Confession of William Barker Sr., August 29, 1692
Recantation of Margaret Jacobs, undated
Declaration of Mary Osgood, Mary Tyler, Deliverance Dane, Abigail Barker, Sarah Wilson, and Hannah Tyler, undated
Increase Mather's Conversation in Prison with Mary Tyler, undated)
Sarah Ingersoll for Sarah Churchill, undated
The Return of Several Ministers Consulted by His Excellency and the Honorable Council upon the Present Witchcrafts in Salem Village, June 15, 1692
Letter from Cotton Mather to John Foster, August 17, 1692
Letter from Robert Pike to Jonathan Corwin, August 9, 1692
Letter from Thomas Brattle to an Unnamed Clergyman, October 8, 1692
Letter from William Phips to William Blathwayt, Clerk of the Privy Council in London, October 12, 1692
Aftermath
Samuel Parris, "Meditations for Peace", Read to the Congregation at the Salem Village Church, November 18, 1694
Summary of Grievances against Samuel Parris, Read to the Congregation at the Salem Village Church, November 26, 1694
A Proclamation, December 17, 1696
Public Apology by Samuel Sewall, January 14, 1697
Public Apology by Jurymen, undated
The Public Confession of Ann Putnam, August 25, 1706
Reversals of Conviction, Judgment, and Attainder, October 17, 1711
The Massachusetts General Court Makes Restitution, December 17, 1711
Reversals of Excommunication at the Church in Salem Town, March 6, 1712
John Hale on "Hidden Works of Darkness", 1702
Appendixes
A Chronology of the Salem Witch Hunt (1692-1712)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
Index

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