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The Witches

Author : Stacy Schiff
ISBN : 9780316200615
Genre : History
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials. It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic. As psychologically thrilling as it is historically seminal, THE WITCHES is Stacy Schiff's account of this fantastical story-the first great American mystery unveiled fully for the first time by one of our most acclaimed historians.

Salem Story

Author : Bernard Rosenthal
ISBN : 0521558204
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Salem Story engages the story of the Salem witch trials through an analysis of the surviving primary documentation and juxtaposes that against the way in which our culture has mythologized the events of 1692. Salem Story examines a variety of individual motives that converged to precipitate the witch hunt. The book also examines subsequent mythologies that emerged from the events of 1692. Of the many assumptions about the Salem Witch Trials, the most persistent one remains that they were precipitated by a circle of hysterical girls. Through an analysis of what actually happened, through reading the primary material, the emerging story shows a different picture, one where "hysteria" inappropriately describes the events and where accusing males as well as females participated in strategies of accusation and confession that followed a logical, rational pattern.

Hexenjagd

Author : Arthur Miller
ISBN : 3596271088
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Der Gerechte

Author : John Grisham
ISBN : 9783641188160
Genre : Fiction
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Im Zweifel gegen den Angeklagten Sebastian Rudd ist kein typischer Anwalt. Seine Kanzlei ist ein Lieferwagen, eingerichtet mit Bar, Kühlschrank und Waffenschrank. Er arbeitet allein, sein einziger Vertrauter ist sein Fahrer, der zudem als Leibwächter und Golfcaddie fungiert. Sebastian Rudd verteidigt jene Menschen, die andere als den Bodensatz der Gesellschaft bezeichnen. Warum? Weil er Ungerechtigkeit verabscheut und überzeugt ist, dass jeder Mensch einen fairen Prozess verdient. Mit Sebastian Rudd hat John Grisham seinen brillantesten, eigenwilligsten und lebendigsten Helden geschaffen. Der Gerechte ist hart, clever und packend und zeigt den Meister des Justizthrillers in Höchstform.

Satan And Salem

Author : Benjamin C. Ray
ISBN : 9780813937083
Genre : History
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The result of a perfect storm of factors that culminated in a great moral catastrophe, the Salem witch trials of 1692 took a breathtaking toll on the young English colony of Massachusetts. Over 150 people were imprisoned, and nineteen men and women, including a minister, were executed by hanging. The colonial government, which was responsible for initiating the trials, eventually repudiated the entire affair as a great "delusion of the Devil." In Satan and Salem, Benjamin Ray looks beyond single-factor interpretations to offer a far more nuanced view of why the Salem witch-hunt spiraled out of control. Rather than assigning blame to a single perpetrator, Ray assembles portraits of several major characters, each of whom had complex motives for accusing his or her neighbors. In this way, he reveals how religious, social, political, and legal factors all played a role in the drama. Ray’s historical database of court records, documents, and maps yields a unique analysis of the geographic spread of accusations and trials, ultimately showing how the witch-hunt resulted in the execution of so many people—far more than any comparable episode on this side of the Atlantic. In addition to the print volume, Satan and Salem will also be available as a linked e-book offering the reader the opportunity to investigate firsthand the primary sources and maps on which Ray’s groundbreaking argument rests.

Cry Witch Salem 1692

Author : Juliet H. Mofford
ISBN : 1878668528
Genre : History
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Presents a collection of excerpts from journals, letters, government documents, essays, newspapers, and political cartoons highlighting the events of the Salem witch trials.

Witches

Author : Rosalyn Schanzer
ISBN : 9781426308888
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Tackling the same twisted subject as Stacy Schiff's much-lauded book The Witches: Salem, 1692, this Sibert Honor book for young readers features unique scratchboard illustrations, chilling primary source material, and powerful narrative to tell the true tale. In the little colonial town of Salem Village, Massachusetts, two girls began to twitch, mumble, and contort their bodies into strange shapes. The doctor tried every remedy, but nothing cured the young Puritans. He grimly announced the dire diagnosis: the girls were bewitched! And then the accusations began. The riveting, true story of the victims, accused witches, crooked officials, and mass hysteria that turned a mysterious illness affecting two children into a witch hunt that took over a dozen people’s lives and ruined hundreds more unfolds in chilling, novelistic detail—complete with stylized black-white-and-red scratchboard illustrations of young girls having wild fits in the courtroom, witches flying overhead, and the Devil and his servants terrorizing the Puritans— in this young adult book by award-winning author and illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer. Taught in middle and high schools around the U.S., the 17th-century saga remains hauntingly resonant as people struggle even today with the urgent need to find someone to blame for their misfortunes. Witches! has been honored with many prestigious awards, including:. Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor Book 2012 Notable Children's Books—ALSC NCSS—Notable Social Studies Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2012 School Library Journal Best Books of 2011 SLJ’s 100 Magnificent Children’s Books of 2011 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2011 From the Hardcover edition.

Das Haus Mit Den Sieben Giebeln

Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
ISBN : 9783641139261
Genre : Fiction
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"Ein Roman wie ein Haus, wie ein Herz, wie Amerika". (Elmar Krekeler, Literarische Welt) Ein düsterer Holzbau vermodert auf ruchlos ergaunertem Grund. Die Schrecken der Vergangenheit quälen seine verschrobenen Bewohner, Gefangene im Mief ihres bigotten Puritanismus. Kann eine neue Generation Licht ins Dunkel bringen? Dieser fulminante Roman zeigt Nathaniel Hawthorne, Vorreiter der gothic fiction, auf dem Höhepunkt seines Schaffens. «Gott wird ihm Blut zu trinken geben!» So verflucht Matthew Maule Ende des 17. Jahrhunderts Oberst Pyncheon, weil dieser ihn als Hexer hängen lässt, um an seine Ländereien zu gelangen. Prompt stirbt der Oberst schon bei der Einweihungsfeier des Hauses mit den sieben Giebeln. Und auch gut hundertfünfzig Jahre später, Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts, steht das Schicksal der Familie noch unter einem schlechten Stern: Die alte Hepzibah Pyncheon fristet ein Dasein in Armut, ihr Bruder Clifford saß dreißig Jahre unschuldig im Gefängnis. Doch als die junge Phoebe Pyncheon vor der Tür steht, erhellt ihr frisches und ungezwungenes Wesen das Haus wie ein Sonnenstrahl. Für sie entflammt der etwas eigenwillige, aber stets beherzte Künstler Holgrave, letzter Nachfahre der Maules – ein Hoffnungsschimmer für ein Happy End. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864), einer der Gründerväter US-amerikanischer Literatur, glänzt mit seiner Mischung aus dunkler Romantik und hintersinnigem Humor. Nachwortautor Hanjo Kesting erkennt in diesem Werk «Hawthornes Vision eines jungen, erneuerten Amerika, das sich aus dem Bannkreis Europas und seines puritanischen Erbes gelöst hat».

Witch Hunt

Author : Marc Aronson
ISBN : 9781416903154
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Sifting through the facts, myths, and half-truths surrounding the 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, a historian draws on primary sources to explore the events of that time.

The Salem Witch Trials

Author : Marilynne K. Roach
ISBN : 1589791320
Genre : History
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The Salem Witch Trials is based on over twenty-five years of archival research--including the author's discovery of previously unknown documents--newly found cases and court records. From January 1692 to January 1697 this history unfolds a nearly day-by-day narrative of the crisis as the citizens of New England experienced it.

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