Death in Salem

What happened to our ancestors? Death in Salem is the first book to take a clear-eyed look at this complex time, by examining the lives of the witch trial participants from a personal perspective.

Author: Diane Foulds

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762766409

Category: History

Page: 288

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Salem witchcraft will always have a magnetic pull on the American psyche. During the 1692 witch trials, more than 150 people were arrested. An estimated 25 million Americans—including author Diane Foulds—are descended from the twenty individuals executed. What happened to our ancestors? Death in Salem is the first book to take a clear-eyed look at this complex time, by examining the lives of the witch trial participants from a personal perspective. Massachusetts settlers led difficult lives; every player in the Salem drama endured hardships barely imaginable today. Mercy Short, one of the “bewitched” girls, watched as Indians butchered her parents; Puritan minister Cotton Mather outlived all but three of his fifteen children. Such tragedies shaped behavior and, as Foulds argues, ultimately played a part in the witch hunt’s outcome. A compelling “who’s who” to Salem witchcraft, Death in Salem profiles each of these historical personalities as it asks: Why was this person targeted?

Death in Salem

Will Rees returns in Death in Salem, the next delightful historical mystery from MB/MWA First Novel Competition winner Eleanor Kuhns.

Author: Eleanor Kuhns

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466874945

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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It's 1796, and traveling weaver Will Rees is visiting Salem, Massachusetts. He's in town to buy a luxurious gift for his pregnant wife, a few yards of well-made fabric from the traders at the famed Salem harbor. While traveling through Salem, however, Rees comes upon a funeral procession for the deceased Mrs. Antiss Boothe. When Rees happens upon Twig, a friend who fought alongside him in the war, he learns that Mrs. Boothe had been very ill, and her death had not come as a surprise. But the next morning, the town is abuzz with the news that Mr. Boothe has also died—and this time it is clearly murder. When the woman that Twig loves falls under suspicion, Twig persuades Rees to stay in Salem, despite the family waiting for him back home in Maine, and help solve the murder. Rees is quickly pulled into the murky politics of both Salem and the Boothe family, who have long been involved in the robust shipping and trading industry on the Salem harbor. Everyone Rees meets seems to be keeping some kind of secret, but could any of them actually have committed murder? Will Rees returns in Death in Salem, the next delightful historical mystery from MB/MWA First Novel Competition winner Eleanor Kuhns.

Witchcraft Trials

Enhanced with sidebars and colorful maps, each book in this engaging series focuses on an event or era in American history, spanning from the time before Columbus' arrival to the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Author: Deborah Kent

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766029064

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Enhanced with sidebars and colorful maps, each book in this engaging series focuses on an event or era in American history, spanning from the time before Columbus' arrival to the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Death of an Empire

But a hundred years later it was renowned for very different pursuits: vast wealth and worldwide trade. Now Death of an Empire tells the story of Salem's glory days in the age of sailing, and the murder that hastened its descent.

Author: Robert Booth

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429990264

Category: History

Page: 352

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SALEM has long been notorious for the witch trials of 1692. But a hundred years later it was renowned for very different pursuits: vast wealth and worldwide trade. Now Death of an Empire tells the story of Salem's glory days in the age of sailing, and the murder that hastened its descent. When America first became a nation, Salem was the richest city in the republic, led by a visionary merchant who still ranks as one of the wealthiest men in history. For decades, Salem connected America with the wider world, through a large fleet of tall ships and a pragmatic, egalitarian brand of commerce taht remains a model of enlightened international relations. But America's emerging big cities and westward expansion began to erode Salem's national political importance just as its seafaring economy faltered in the face of tariffs and global depression. With Salem's standing as a world capital imperiled, two men, equally favored by fortune, struggled for its future: one, a progressive merchant-politician, tried to build new institutions and businesses, while the other, a reclusive crime lord, offered a demimonde of forbidden pleasures. The scandalous trial that followed signaled Salem's fall from national prominence, a fall that echoed around the world in the loss of friendly trade and in bloody reprisals against native peoples by the U.S. Navy. Death of an Empire is an exciting tale of a remarkably rich era, shedding light on a little-known but fascinating period of Ameriacn history in which characters such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Quincy Adams, and Daniel Webster interact with the ambitious merchants and fearless mariners who made Salem famous around the world.

The Story of the Salem Witch Trials

One person was pressed to death, and over 150 others were jailed, where still others died. The Story of the Salem Witch Trials is a history of that event.

Author: Bryan F. Le Beau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315509032

Category: History

Page: 288

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Between June 10 and September 22, 1692, nineteen people were hanged for practicing witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. One person was pressed to death, and over 150 others were jailed, where still others died. The Story of the Salem Witch Trials is a history of that event. It provides a much needed synthesis of the most recent scholarship on the subject, places the trials into the context of the Great European Witch-Hunt, and relates the events of 1692 to witch-hunting throughout seventeenth century New England. This complex and difficult subject is covered in a uniquely accessible manner that captures all the drama that surrounded the Salem witch trials. From beginning to end, the reader is carried along by the author’s powerful narration and mastery of the subject. While covering the subject in impressive detail, Bryan Le Beau maintains a broad perspective on events, and wherever possible, lets the historical characters speak for themselves. Le Beau highlights the decisions made by individuals responsible for the trials that helped turn what might have been a minor event into a crisis that has held the imagination of students of American history.

History of the Upper Ohio Valley

Dr. Carey died in 1872 , from injuries received on New Year's day upon being
thrown from his sulky : Dr. Brinton also practiced in Salem a few years , probably
subsequently to 1845 , and then in turn went Dr. Joseph Stanton graduated at the
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The Salem Directory

Rowley 21 Salem Salisbury Saugus 2 Topsfield N | Wenham West Newbury . ...
The number of deaths in Salem , during ... Mr. Aaron Purbeck , aged ninety - four
years and ten months — the oldest person at the time of his death in the city ; and
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Salem at the World s Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893

1636 , appointed Magistrate to hold the Salem Court , also Col . of Militia . In
1637 , made one of the Standing Council for lite . In 1641 , Deputy Governor . In
1644 , chosen Governor and served as such almost continuously until his death .

Author: Essex Institute. Committee on Columbian Exposition

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Category: Salem (Mass.)

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The Driver Family

PAUL MANSFIELD DRIVER ® , born in Salem , Mass . , July 9 , 1762 ; died
unmarried , between Sept . 230 and 30th , 1788 ; for under the death notices in
the “ Salem Gazette , " then called “ Salem Mercury , " issue of Sept . 30th , 1788 ,
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Journal of the Annual Encampment

In April , 1888 , his wounds opened anew which rendered him an invalid to day of
his death . In 1890 the second ... 34 , SALEM . Cushman , George H . Born Aug .
1 , 1827 , at Kingston , Mass . , a resident of Salem , died Sept . 20 , 1894 , of ...

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Journal of the Annual Encampment of the Department of Massachusetts Grand Army of the Republic

Joshua S. Newport , born in Salem , where he resided at the time of his death .
He enlisted ... He died very suddenly at the Soldiers ' Home , May 8 , 1896 , ten
days after entering , from a complication of diseases , aged fifty - six years .
Thomas ...

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A Half Century in Salem

Among the few selected from the many who might adorn this record of
remarkable women , I must write a name which a few months ago I could not
have taken the liberty to use , — the name of Miss Mary Orne Pickering ; for death
, in taking ...

Author: Marianne Cabot Devereaux Silsbee

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Page: 120

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The Fiske Family

Of his five children only one was a son , and he ( John ) died in infancy . Two of
his daughters married clergymen . REV . SAMUEL FISKE , OF SALEM . SAMUEL
FISKE , youngest son of Rev. Moses Fiske , of Braintree , graduated at Harvard ...

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The Salem Witch Trials

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.

Author: Marilynne K. Roach

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 9781589791329

Category: History

Page: 688

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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.

The Contributor

But Salem was not the birthplace chestnut , and the cooling shadows linger of
witchcraft . It was punished by death all the day through below the dense foliin
the days of Moses . One hundred age so charming in this thrifty New Engwere ...

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Congressional Record

Yesterday, his son, William H. Bates, who had served in Congress since his
father's death, died in Bethesda Naval Hospital, a Victim of cancer. George Bates,
a former mayor of Salem, WaS 58 When he died. William Bates, a Navy officer at
the ...

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