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The Salem witchcraft trials : a legal history, Peter Charles Hoffer

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The Salem witchcraft trials : a legal history
Title
The Salem witchcraft trials
Title remainder
a legal history
Statement of responsibility
Peter Charles Hoffer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In late-seventeenth-century New England, the eternal battle between God and Satan moved into the courtroom. Between January 1692 and May 1693 in Salem, Massachusetts, neighbors turned against neighbors and children against parents with accusations of witchcraft, and nineteen people were hanged for having made pacts with the devil
  • Peter Charles Hoffer tells the real story of how religious beliefs, superstitions, clan disputes, and Anglo-American law and custom created an epidemic of accusations that resulted in the investigation of nearly two hundred colonists and, for many, the ordeal of trial and incarceration. Along the way, he shows how many rights we take for granted today - such as rules of evidence and a defendant's right to legal counsel - did not apply in colonial times. A concise history written expressly for students and general readers, The Salem Witchcraft Trials sheds important light on early American law and tempers our horror of these infamous proceedings with sympathy for a people who gave in to panic in the face of a harsh and desolate existence
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoffer, Peter Charles
Dewey number
345.744/50288
Index
index present
LC call number
KFM2478.8.W5
LC item number
H645 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Landmark law cases & American society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Salem (Mass.)
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Massachusetts
  • Heksenprocessen
  • Hexenprozess
  • Geschichte 1691-1693
  • Salem, Mass
Label
The Salem witchcraft trials : a legal history, Peter Charles Hoffer
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Newcomers on the road to Salem -- The village -- Witchcraft suspected -- The accusers -- The magistrates and the suspects -- The judges, the ministers, and the law -- The disreputable woman -- The good wife -- The scoffers -- The hard man -- The end of the trials -- Apologies
Control code
ocm36892841
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 165 pages
Isbn
9780700608584
Lccn
97019986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)36892841
Label
The Salem witchcraft trials : a legal history, Peter Charles Hoffer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Newcomers on the road to Salem -- The village -- Witchcraft suspected -- The accusers -- The magistrates and the suspects -- The judges, the ministers, and the law -- The disreputable woman -- The good wife -- The scoffers -- The hard man -- The end of the trials -- Apologies
Control code
ocm36892841
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 165 pages
Isbn
9780700608584
Lccn
97019986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)36892841

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