Salem Possessed; The Social Origins of Witchcraft

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/1/1976
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr

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The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which had been growing for more than a generation before building toward the climactic witch trials. "Salem Possessed explores the lives of the men and women who helped spin that web and who in the end found themselves entagled in it.

Table of Contents

Preface ix(8)
Salem Village in the Seventeenth Century: A Chronology xvii(3)
Abbreviations Used in the Notes xx
Prologue: What Happened in 1692 1(21)
1 1692: Some New Perspectives
2 In Quest of Community, 1639-1687
3 Afflicted Village, 1688-1697
4 Salem Town and Salem Village: The Dynamics of Factional Conflict
5 Two Families: The Porters and the Putnams
6 Joseph and His Brothers: A Story of the Putnam Family
7 Samuel Parris: A Pilgrim in Bethlehem
8 Witchcraft and Social Identity
Epilogue: To the Eighteenth Century 217(6)
Index 223

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