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The specter of Salem : remembering the witch trials in nineteenth-century America / Gretchen A. Adams.

Adams, Gretchen A. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780226005416 (hb.)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 223 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-215) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Mysteries, memories, and metaphors: from event to memory -- Memory and nation: the early republic -- Not to hell but to Salem: antebellum religious crises -- Witch-burners: the politics of sectionalism -- Witch-hunters: the era of civil war and reconstruction -- Epilogue: the crucible of memory.
Subject: Witchcraft > Massachusetts > Salem > History > 19th century.
Trials (Witchcraft) > Massachusetts > Salem > History > 19th century.
Salem (Mass.) > Social conditions.

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