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Cambridge University Press

English - 306 pages - ISBN-10: 0521558204 - ISBN-13: 9780521558204

4/5 by 87 votes


Salem Story engages the story of the Salem witch trials through an analysis of the surviving primary documentation and juxtaposes that against the way in which our culture has mythologized the events of 1692. Salem Story examines a variety of individual motives that converged to precipitate the witch hunt. The book also examines subsequent mythologies that emerged from the events of 1692. Of the many assumptions about the Salem Witch Trials, the most persistent one remains that they were precipitated by a circle of hysterical girls. Through an analysis of what actually happened, through reading the primary material, the emerging story shows a different picture, one where "hysteria" inappropriately describes the events and where accusing males as well as females participated in strategies of accusation and confession that followed a logical, rational pattern.

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John Walker

This is one of the best books that I have read so far in my life. You won't be disappointed.

Michelle Anderson

Nice It has a nice story about how to always let go the past and fall in love.

John Peltier

Good book

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