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by David D. Hall


Original Title Hall was Bartlett Professor of New England Church History until 2008 .

Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth Century New England: A Documentary History, 1638-93. His books include The Faithful Shepherd: A History of the New England Ministry in the Seventeenth Century; Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment: Popular Religious Belief in Early New England; Puritans in the New World: A Critical Anthology and, most recently, A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in New England (2011).

This superb documentary collection illuminates the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New . David D. Hall is Bartlett Professor of New England Church History at the Harvard Divinity School.

This superb documentary collection illuminates the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England. The cases examined begin in 1638, extend to the Salem outbreak in 1692, and document for the first time the extensive Stamford-Fairfield, Connecticut, witch-hunt of 1692–1693. His books include Puritans in the New World: A Critical Anthology; Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment: Popular Religious Belief in Early New England; and Antinomian Controversy, 1636–1638: A Documentary History, published by Duke University Press. Here one encounters witch-hunts through the eyes of those who participated in them: the accusers, the victims, the judges

David D. Hall is an American historian, and was Bartlett Professor of New England Church History, at Harvard Divinity School . Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England: A Documentary History, 1638-1693. Northeastern University Press.

David D. ISBN 978-0-8223-3613-6. reprint Duke University Press, 2005, ISBN 978-0-8223-3613-6). Hugh Amory, David D. Hall, eds. (2000). The Colonial Book in the Atlantic World. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-48256-1. His books include Puritans in the New World: A Critical Anthology; Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment: Popular Religious Belief in Early New England; and Antinomian Controversy, 1636-1638: A Documentary History, published by Duke University Press. This book contains the most complete transcripts of early 17th century New England witchcraft investigations I've seen, and is invaluable as I work on a novel about the 1662 Connecticut witchcraft outbreak.

collection illuminates the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England.

The cases examined begin in 1638, extend to the Salem outbreak in 1692, and document for the first time the extensive Stamford-Fairfield, Connecticut, witch-hunt of 1692-1693. Here one encounters witch-hunts through the eyes of those who participated in them - the accusers, the victims, the judges. Here one encounters witch-hunts through the eyes of those who participated in them: the accusers, the victims, the judges

The early cases (1638-1651) The Parsons of Springfield : a family at odds (1651-1652) Suspicion : a widow's resistance (1653-1655) The high price of silence A handful of troublemakers (1652-1661) A long-running feud (1656-1675) One man's many accusers (1658-1669) Mother and daughter: The Holmans of Cambridge (1659-1660) The Hartford witch-hunt (1662-1665) A.

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This superb documentary collection illuminates the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting in seventeenth-century New England. The cases examined begin in 1638, extend to the Salem outbreak in 1692, and document for the first time the extensive Stamford-Fairfield, Connecticut, witch-hunt of 1692–1693. Here one encounters witch-hunts through the eyes of those who participated in them: the accusers, the victims, the judges. The original texts tell in vivid detail a multi-dimensional story that conveys not only the process of witch-hunting but also the complexity of culture and society in early America. The documents capture deep-rooted attitudes and expectations and reveal the tensions, anger, envy, and misfortune that underlay communal life and family relationships within New England’s small towns and villages.

Primary sources include court depositions as well as excerpts from the diaries and letters of contemporaries. They cover trials for witchcraft, reports of diabolical possessions, suits of defamation, and reports of preternatural events. Each section is preceded by headnotes that describe the case and its background and refer the reader to important secondary interpretations. In his incisive introduction, David D. Hall addresses a wide range of important issues: witchcraft lore, antagonistic social relationships, the vulnerability of women, religious ideologies, popular and learned understandings of witchcraft and the devil, and the role of the legal system. This volume is an extraordinarily significant resource for the study of gender, village politics, religion, and popular culture in seventeenth-century New England.

Witch-Hunting In Seventeenth-Century New England: A Documentary History, 1638-1693 epub download

ISBN13: 978-1555534158

ISBN: 1555534155

Author: David D. Hall

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Northeastern; 2 edition (September 23, 1999)

Pages: 376 pages

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IWAS
This book contains information about Salem, but also other instances of witchcraft. Apparently, there were relatively few instances when the populace strongly suspected the presence of witches. There were enough instances over time that demonstrated that witchcraft was an ongoing concern. However, the outbreaks were isolated and few were executed--much better situation than fear of witches in Europe, especially Germany. The book also provides the reader with a clear sense of living in New England. Life was much harder than depicted in stories and pictures of Puritans.
IWAS
This book contains information about Salem, but also other instances of witchcraft. Apparently, there were relatively few instances when the populace strongly suspected the presence of witches. There were enough instances over time that demonstrated that witchcraft was an ongoing concern. However, the outbreaks were isolated and few were executed--much better situation than fear of witches in Europe, especially Germany. The book also provides the reader with a clear sense of living in New England. Life was much harder than depicted in stories and pictures of Puritans.
Visonima
Unbelievable what happens to people who believe in something so strong that it makes them think the worse of some people, even if they were innocent.. This book is also helpful to people who do genealogy and can trace some of their ancestors to these days, as I have found my 8th great grandparents. They were not witches but witnesses.
Visonima
Unbelievable what happens to people who believe in something so strong that it makes them think the worse of some people, even if they were innocent.. This book is also helpful to people who do genealogy and can trace some of their ancestors to these days, as I have found my 8th great grandparents. They were not witches but witnesses.
Vudomuro
This book contains the most complete transcripts of early 17th century New England witchcraft investigations I've seen, and is invaluable as I work on a novel about the 1662 Connecticut witchcraft outbreak. However, it is not meant to be a complete investigation of the 1692 Salem outbreak and contains little about that episode, but informs readers where that information may be found.
Vudomuro
This book contains the most complete transcripts of early 17th century New England witchcraft investigations I've seen, and is invaluable as I work on a novel about the 1662 Connecticut witchcraft outbreak. However, it is not meant to be a complete investigation of the 1692 Salem outbreak and contains little about that episode, but informs readers where that information may be found.
Zololmaran
This is the edition of this book that I purchased, although I've also posted a review on a more recent edition of the book since that's most likely to be seen (I think). In short: the book's excellent and useful to any student of the Anglo-American witch trials who would like to go beyond Salem. My only complaint is that the font choice is poor and the book's readability suffers a bit.
Zololmaran
This is the edition of this book that I purchased, although I've also posted a review on a more recent edition of the book since that's most likely to be seen (I think). In short: the book's excellent and useful to any student of the Anglo-American witch trials who would like to go beyond Salem. My only complaint is that the font choice is poor and the book's readability suffers a bit.
Altad
Thanks!
Altad
Thanks!
Ariseym
fascinating read!
Ariseym
fascinating read!
Brialelis
Found a family history member testifying in a lawsuit involving a woman who had been hanged as a witch several years earlier. It provided a slice of life in New Haven Connecticut in 1654.
Brialelis
Found a family history member testifying in a lawsuit involving a woman who had been hanged as a witch several years earlier. It provided a slice of life in New Haven Connecticut in 1654.
Sometimes it's forgotten that the witchcraft trials in Salem Village in 1692 were more the climax than the beginning of such happenings in 17th c. New England. In this excellent collection of hard-to-find documentary materials, David D. Hall covers the phenomenon from its first stirrings to the hysteria of 1692. In the process of persuing these materials, the reader realizes how widespread and complicated the situation was. After reading this book, you may not have many answers as to why the witchcraft persecutions happened when and where they did, but you will have a much better appreciation of what actually happened. Good accompanying reading: _Entertaining Satan_ by John Putnam Demos.
Sometimes it's forgotten that the witchcraft trials in Salem Village in 1692 were more the climax than the beginning of such happenings in 17th c. New England. In this excellent collection of hard-to-find documentary materials, David D. Hall covers the phenomenon from its first stirrings to the hysteria of 1692. In the process of persuing these materials, the reader realizes how widespread and complicated the situation was. After reading this book, you may not have many answers as to why the witchcraft persecutions happened when and where they did, but you will have a much better appreciation of what actually happened. Good accompanying reading: _Entertaining Satan_ by John Putnam Demos.