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The Resource The witches : Salem, 1692 : a history, Stacy Schiff

The witches : Salem, 1692 : a history, Stacy Schiff

Label
The witches : Salem, 1692 : a history
Title
The witches
Title remainder
Salem, 1692 : a history
Statement of responsibility
Stacy Schiff
Title variation
Witches
Title variation remainder
Salem, 1692 : a history
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff, author of the #1 bestseller Cleopatra, provides an electrifying, fresh view of the Salem witch trials... Along with suffrage and Prohibition, the Salem witch trials represent one of the few moments when women played the central role in American history. Drawing masterfully on the archives, Stacy Schiff introduces us to the strains on a Puritan adolescent's life and to the authorities whose delicate agendas were at risk. She illuminates the demands of a rigorous faith, the vulnerability of settlements adrift from the mother country, perched -- at a politically tumultuous time -- on the edge of what a visitor termed a 'remote, rocky, barren, bushy, wild-woody wilderness.' With devastating clarity, the textures and tensions of a colonial life emerge; hidden patterns subtly, startlingly detach themselves from the darkness. Schiff brings early American anxieties to the fore to align them brilliantly with our own. In an era of religious provocations, crowdsourcing, and invisible enemies, this enthralling story makes more sense than ever. The Witches is Schiff's riveting account of a seminal episode, a primal American mystery unveiled -- in crackling detail and lyrical prose -- by one of our most acclaimed historians"--
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schiff, Stacy
Dewey number
974.402
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witchcraft
  • Women
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Salem (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The witches : Salem, 1692 : a history, Stacy Schiff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Our case is extraordinary
  • Published to prevent false reports
  • That dark and mysterious season
  • A long train of miserable consequences
  • The diseases of astonishment
  • That old deluder
  • The working of wonders
  • One of you is a devil
  • The wizard
  • A suburb of hell
  • Now they say there is above seven hundred in all
  • In these hellish meetings
Control code
000058911498
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvi, 496 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474602266
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)961292266
Label
The witches : Salem, 1692 : a history, Stacy Schiff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Our case is extraordinary
  • Published to prevent false reports
  • That dark and mysterious season
  • A long train of miserable consequences
  • The diseases of astonishment
  • That old deluder
  • The working of wonders
  • One of you is a devil
  • The wizard
  • A suburb of hell
  • Now they say there is above seven hundred in all
  • In these hellish meetings
Control code
000058911498
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvi, 496 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474602266
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)961292266

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