[Ebook] ➬ Escaping Salem ➫ Richard Godbeer – Buyantivirus.us

Escaping Salem The Salem Witch Hunt Of 1692 Is Among The Most Infamous Events In Early American History However, It Was Not The Only Such Episode To Occur In New England That Year Escaping Salem Reconstructs The Other Witch Hunt Of 1692 That Took Place In Stamford, Connecticut Concise And Accessible, The Book Takes Students On A Revealing Journey Into The Mental World Of Early America, Shattering The Stereotype Of Early New Englanders As Quick To Accuse And Condemn Drawing On Eyewitness Testimony, Richard Godbeer Tells The Story Of Kate Branch, A Seventeen Year Old Afflicted By Strange Visions And Given To Blood Chilling Wails Of Pain And Fright Branch Accused Several Women Of Bewitching Her, Two Of Whom Were Put On Trial For Witchcraft Escaping Salem Takes Us Inside The Connecticut Courtroom And Into The Minds Of The Surprisingly Skeptical Stamford Townspeople Were The Pain And Screaming Due To Natural Or Supernatural Causes Was Branch Simply Faking The Symptoms And If She Was Indeed Bewitched, Why Believe Her Specific Accusations, Since Her Information Came From Demons Who Might Well Be Lying For The Judges, Godbeer Shows, The Trial Was A Legal Thicket All Agreed That Witches Posed A Real And Serious Threat, But Proving Witchcraft An Invisible Crime In Court Was Another Matter The Court In Salem Had Become Mired In Controversy Over Its Use Of Dubious Evidence In An Intriguing Chapter, Godbeer Examines Magistrate Jonathan Selleck S Notes On How To Determine The Guilt Of Someone Accused Of Witchcraft, Providing An Illuminating Look At What Constituted Proof Of Witchcraft At The Time The Stakes Were High If Found Guilty, The Two Accused Women Would Be Hanged In The Afterword, Godbeer Explains How He Used The Trial Evidence To Build His Narrative, Offering An Inside Perspective On The Historian S Craft Featuring Maps, Photos, And A Selected Bibliography, Escaping Salem Is Ideal For Use In Undergraduate U.S Survey Courses It Can Also Be Used For Courses In Colonial American History, Culture, And Religion Witchcraft In The Early Modern World And Crime And Society In Early America.

[Ebook] ➬ Escaping Salem  ➫ Richard Godbeer – Buyantivirus.us
  • Paperback
  • Escaping Salem
  • Richard Godbeer
  • English
  • 08 July 2018
  • 0195161300

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] ➬ Escaping Salem ➫ Richard Godbeer – Buyantivirus.us


  1. says:

    A quick read about Connecticut s witch hunt Fun to learn about the history so close to my neighborhood


  2. says:

    First of all I love little books Second of all, I love historical little books surrounding this gruesome and paranoid time in our country s history This little book recounts the time period of 1692 with one community s divided rally to either burn the witch or let the accused go free al...


  3. says:

    A very good book and a nice quick read I had to read Escaping Salem for my American Religion class in University To be completely honest, if I would have stumbled across this book on my own, instead of it being assigned I would have read it Escaping ...


  4. says:

    AN easy read about a witchcraft accusation in Connecticut around the same time as the one in Sam occurred It was a good read to learn that not all incidents were the same and to get a different view from the time period of the mindset of people then.


  5. says:

    This is a fairly straightforward recounting of the events of 1692 in Stamford, Connecticut, where a seventeen year old servant named Katherine Branch started having fits in April too early, in other words, for her to be influenced by reports of the goings on in Salem Godbeer chronicles her master and mistress attempts to find an explanation, either natural or supernatural, and the eventual uneasy settling on witchcraft the comparatively slow process by which Kate came to accuse Elizabeth This is a fairly straigh...


  6. says:

    An interesting book detailing the process a small New England town went through in determining whether witchcraft was used in the afflictions of a young lady The book is short, only 170 pages bound in small hardback form Unfortunately, this book could have and probably should have been even shorter The actual content delivered is quite interesting and is written quite well, but this is a thesis paper type of exposition that could have provided the reader with all the facts, information, and a An interesting book detailing the process a small New England town went through in d...


  7. says:

    Godbeer, a history professor at the University of Miami, writes a fascinating account of a witchcraft trial that took place in Stamford, Connecticut, in 1692, at the same time as the trials were proceeding in Salem, Massachusetts The Connecticut trials, however, had a very different outcome from those in Massachusetts Godbeer uses primary source documents to relate the events as they unfolded and tries to recreate how people thought at that time H...


  8. says:

    As a descendant of Mercy Holbridge Disborough, I was quite interested in this book Admittedly, that s the main reason I read it I wonder if a little info on Mercy s background would have added to the story For instance, her father died when she was 7 or 8 and when she was about 10, her mother remarried Rev John Jones Lore has it that the child, Mercy, and the Reverend had a contentious relationship She was sent away to live with a relative and came back after she married Thomas Disborough As a descendant of Mercy Holbridge Disborough, I was quite interested in this book Admittedly, that s the main reason I read it I wonder if a little info on Mercy s background would have added to the story For instance, her father died when she was 7 or 8 and when she was about 10, her mother remarried Rev John Jones Lore has it that the child, Mercy, and the Reverend had a contentious relationship She was sent away to live with a relative and came back after she married Thomas Disborough I wonder if this could have colored the locals opinions of her It seemed the author consistently gave New Englanders a pass based on their religious beliefs, which is understandable, given the time and general illite...


  9. says:

    Escaping Salem The Other Witch Hunt of 1692 is a balanced, nuanced study of the short brief witch hunt in Connecticut in the same year as thefamous events in Salem It is a small, dense book which only describes the events of the witch hunt without going into speculation as to the causes of the affliction of the accuser leaving the reader to decide if it was witchcraft or a natural illness Being unfamiliar with the events in Connecticut, this makes a good introduction to that witch hunt Escaping Salem The Other Witch Hunt of 1692 is a balanced, nuanced study of the short brief witch hunt in Connecticut in the same year as thefamous events in Salem It is a small, dense book which only describ...


  10. says:

    This book is an easy to read look at witchcraft trial hunt in Conneticut that occurred towards the end of the muchfamous Salem Witch Trials The author does a great job of explaining why witchcraft was a staple of New England life, what kind of evidence pointed to a witch in people s minds and how that conflicted with the court, along with other interesting points And why the author does show how this trail was different from Salem, he fails to prove his thesis that the Conneticut trials This book is an easy to read look at witchcraft trial...

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