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Salem-Village Witchcraft
A Documentary Record of Local Conflict in Colonial New England
Paul Boyer, ed.; Stephen Nissenbaum, ed.




Northeastern University Press
1993 • 416 pp. 6 x 9"


$35.00 Paperback, 978-1-55553-165-2


New edition

Drawing on extensive primary documents, this book allows the reader to participate in historical analysis of this explosive period in history

Few episodes in American history have aroused such intense and continued interest as the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials. This volume draws exclusively on primary documents to reveal the underlying conflicts and tensions that caused that small, agricultural settlement to explode with such dramatic force.



PAUL BOYER is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. STEPHEN NISSENBAUM is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. They are co-authors of Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft and The Salem Witchcraft Papers: Verbatim Transcripts.






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