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Specter of Salem Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America

ISBN-10: 0226005410

ISBN-13: 9780226005416

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Gretchen A. Adams

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Description:

The 1950s drama 'The Crucible' underscored the link between contemporary political investigations and the 1692 Salem witch trials. This book reveals that this 20th-century cultural movement followed a long history of appeals to American memories of the witch trials.
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Book details

List price: $52.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/15/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Gretchen A. Adamsis associate professor of history at Texas Tech University.

Introduction
Mysteries, Memories, and Metaphors: From Event to Memory
Memory and Nation: The Early Republic
Not to Hell but to Salem: Antebellum Religious Crises
Witch-Burners: The Politics of Sectionalism
Witch-Hunters: The Era of Civil War and Reconstruction
Epilogue: The Crucible of Memory
Notes
Index