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Title Records of the Salem witch-hunt / general editor, Bernard Rosenthal ; associate editors, Gretchen A. Adams ... [et al.] ; project manager, Margo Burns.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  133.4309744 R245 2009    ---  Available
Description xiv, 996 p. : facsims. ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 965-970) and indexes.
Contents List of facsimile plates -- General introduction / Bernard Rosenthal -- Legal procedures used during the Salem witch trials and a brief history of the published versions of the records / Richard B. Trask -- Linguistic introduction / Peter Grund ... [et al.] -- Editorial principles -- Chronological arrangement / Bernard Rosenthal and Margo Burns -- Records of the Salem witch-hunt.
Summary This book represents the first comprehensive record of all legal documents pertaining to the Salem witch trials, in chronological order. Numerous newly discovered manuscripts, as well as records published in earlier books that were overlooked in other editions, offer a comprehensive narrative account of the events of 1692-93, with supplementary materials stretching as far as the mid - 18th century. The book may be used as a reference book or read as an unfolding narrative. All legal records are newly transcribed, and errors in previous editions have been corrected. Included in this edition is a historical introduction, a legal introduction, and a linguistic introduction. Manuscripts are accompanied by notes that, in many cases, identify the person who wrote the record. This has never been attempted, and much is revealed by seeing who wrote what, when.--Publisher.
Subject Trials (Witchcraft) -- Massachusetts -- Salem.
Witchcraft -- Massachusetts -- Salem -- History.
Massachusetts -- History -- Sources.
Added Author Rosenthal, Bernard, 1934-
Adams, Gretchen A.
ISBN 9780521661669 (hbk.)
0521661668 (hbk.)

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