❴Download❵ ➾ Escaping Salem The Other Witch Hunt of 1692 New Narratives in American History Author Richard Godbeer – E17streets4all.co.uk The Salem witch hunt of 1692 is among the most infamous events in early American history; however it was not the only such episode to occur in New England that year Escaping Salem reconstructs the oth The Salem witch hunt of The Other PDF Æ is among the most infamous events in early American history; however it was not the only such episode to occur in New England that year Escaping Salem reconstructs the other witch hunt of that took place in Stamford Connecticut Escaping Salem PDF/EPUB or Concise and accessible the book takes students on a revealing journey into the mental world of early America shattering the stereotype of early New Englanders as uick to accuse and condemn Drawing on eyewitness testimony Richard Godbeer tells the story of Kate Branch a seventeen year old afflicted by strange visions and given to blood chilling wails of pain and fright Branch accused several women of bewitching her two of whom were put on trial for witchcraft Escaping Salem takes us inside the Connecticut courtroom and into the minds of the surprisingly skeptical Stamford Salem The Other Witch Hunt PDF \ townspeople Were the pain and screaming due to natural or supernatural causes Was Branch simply faking the symptoms And if she was indeed bewitched why believe her specific accusations since her information came from demons who might well be lying For the judges Godbeer shows the trial was a legal thicket All agreed that witches posed a real and serious threat but proving Salem The Other Witch Hunt PDF \ witchcraft an invisible crime in court was another matter The court in Salem had become mired in controversy over its use of dubious evidence In an intriguing chapter Godbeer examines Magistrate Jonathan Selleck's notes on how to determine the guilt of someone accused of witchcraft providing an illuminating look at what constituted proof of witchcraft at the time The stakes were high if found guilty the two accused women would be hanged In the afterword Godbeer explains how he used the trial evidence to build his narrative offering an inside perspective on the historian's craft Featuring maps photos and a selected bibliography Escaping Salem is ideal for use in undergraduate US survey courses It can also be used for courses in colonial American history culture and religion; witchcraft in the early modern world; and crime and society in early America.
Richard Godbeer received his BA The Other PDF Æ from Oxford University in and his PhD from Brandeis University in He specializes in colonial and revolutionary America with an emphasis on religious culture gender studies and the history of sexuality Godbeer was born in Essex England and grew Escaping Salem PDF/EPUB or up in Shropshire and Gloucestershire He then lived in Oxford for three years as an undergraduate befor.
- Escaping Salem The Other Witch Hunt of 1692 New Narratives in American History
- Richard Godbeer
- 11 April 2016 Richard Godbeer