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The Salem Witch Trials : A Day-By-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege :  A Day-By-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege - Marilynne K. Roach

The Salem Witch Trials : A Day-By-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege

A Day-By-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege


Published: July 2004
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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.

Roach's new and exciting book is a marvelous compendium of well-thought-out insights, multiple facts, and little-known details on the events of the infamous 1692 Salem Village witchcraft. Her work, arranged in a day-by-day chronology, allows the reader to visualize how these events began and progressed to become the most massive witchcraft outbreak in America. It is an important addition to the literature of New England witchcraft. -- Richard B. Trask, Danvers, Massachusetts Town Archivist
[A] truly impressive day-by-day compendium on the course of the Salem witchcraft trials. This will be an invaluable aid to the scholarship on this pivotal episode in American history. -- William T. La Moy, Editor * Peabody Essex Museum Collections *
The most complete day-by-day account of the Salem witch trials ever written. [Roach has created] a fascinating chronicle of the witchcraft episode and its long aftermath, filled with revealing social and psychological detail, accurately and gracefully written. A compelling read. -- Benjamin C. Ray, Director, Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive
This fascinating, deeply researched day-by-day account of the events of 1692 to 1697 is an extraordinarily valuable resource for any student of the Salem witch trials. -- Frances Hill, Author of A Delusion of Satan and editor of The Salem Witch Trials Reader
What an accomplishment! Marilynne Roach tells the story with rare detail and deep understanding. Her scholarship and sensibility make The Salem Witch Trials an invaluable must-have for those interested in the trials and the times. Reading her work is almost like being there. Outstanding. -- Alison D'Amario, director of education, Salem Witch Museum
Monumental.... Roach's detailed reference book provides deep insights into the trial years by letting us listen to the voices of everyone involved. * Publishers Weekly *
Presents a detailed chronology of events from January 1, 1692, to January 14, 1697. Drawing on extensive sources, including some recently discovered manuscript material, it provides invaluable basic information in an accessible format that will aid those who are new to the Salem Witch Trials and those who many be revisiting them. * Library Journal *
The well-written text is formatted much like a diary of excerpted, paraphrased, and quoted documentation. -- G. Wood, SUNY College at Cortland * CHOICE *
Roach worked on this fascinating chronicle more than 25 years. She tells exactly what happened at the time, based on tons of documents and court testimony. * Denver Post *
Marilynne K. Roach's The Salem Witch Trials is representative of this ongoing interest: her "day-by-day chronicle" will find a place on the shelves of researchers and history buffs for whom the fascination of Salem never palls. -- Thomas S. Kidd, Baylor University * Books and Culture *
Useful, rigorous and historiographically current reference work. -- Marc Aronson * Los Angeles Times *
Readers will come away with a much fuller pitcure of who lived in Salem and how they lived...This intriguing book offers an understanding of history that will be helpful to those studying colonial Massachusetts and of course, the notorious trials. * Booklist *
This book is a good reference for understanding why the accusations occured... -- Jodelle Greiner * Gainesville Daily Register *

Mapsp. vii
Prologuep. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Januaryp. 3
Februaryp. 12
Marchp. 24
Aprilp. 64
Mayp. 103
Junep. 154
Julyp. 189
Augustp. 219
Septemberp. 260
Octoberp. 306
Novemberp. 328
Decemberp. 340
Januaryp. 359
Februaryp. 373
Marchp. 385
Aprilp. 396
Mayp. 400
Junep. 405
Julyp. 410
Augustp. 415
Septemberp. 419
Octoberp. 426
Novemberp. 431
Decemberp. 435
Januaryp. 441
Februaryp. 444
Marchp. 446
Aprilp. 449
Mayp. 452
Junep. 454
Julyp. 458
Augustp. 462
Septemberp. 465
Octoberp. 468
Novemberp. 470
Decemberp. 475
Januaryp. 479
Februaryp. 483
Marchp. 488
Aprilp. 491
Mayp. 494
Junep. 498
Julyp. 501
Augustp. 503
Septemberp. 506
Octoberp. 509
Novemberp. 511
Decemberp. 512
Januaryp. 517
Februaryp. 519
Marchp. 522
Aprilp. 524
Mayp. 528
Junep. 531
Julyp. 534
Augustp. 537
Septemberp. 540
Octoberp. 543
Novemberp. 545
Decemberp. 547
Januaryp. 555
Epiloguep. 559
Appendixesp. 589
Appendix Ap. 591
Appendix Bp. 609
Appendix Cp. 613
Appendix Dp. 615
Appendix Ep. 619
Endnotesp. 623
Bibliographyp. 675
Indexp. 695
Acknowledgmentsp. 711
About the Authorp. 713
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ISBN: 9781589791329
ISBN-10: 1589791320
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 752
Published: July 2004
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.3 x 22.7  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.01