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The witches : suspicion, betrayal, and hysteria in 1692 Salem, Stacy Schiff

Label
The witches : suspicion, betrayal, and hysteria in 1692 Salem
Title
The witches
Title remainder
suspicion, betrayal, and hysteria in 1692 Salem
Statement of responsibility
Stacy Schiff
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Aan 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
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
  • 133.4/3/097445
  • 345.74450288
  • 272.8/097445
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
KFM2478.8.W5
LC item number
S35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The witches : suspicion, betrayal, and hysteria in 1692 Salem, Stacy Schiff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1684553
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Back Bay trade paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 496 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316200592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1684553
  • (Sirsi) 1684553
  • (OCoLC)959268758
Label
The witches : suspicion, betrayal, and hysteria in 1692 Salem, Stacy Schiff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1684553
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Back Bay trade paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 496 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316200592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1684553
  • (Sirsi) 1684553
  • (OCoLC)959268758

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