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dc.contributor.authorDavies, Owen
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-06T13:00:12Z
dc.date.available2013-02-06T13:00:12Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationDavies , O 2013 , American Bewitched : the Story of Witchcraft after Salem . OUP .
dc.identifier.isbn0199578710
dc.identifier.isbn978-0199578719
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 683020
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/9923
dc.description.abstractThe infamous Salem trials are etched into the consciousness of modern America, the human toll a reminder of the dangers of intolerance and persecution. The refrain 'Remember Salem!' was invoked frequently over the ensuing centuries. As time passed, the trials became a milepost measuring the distance America had progressed from its colonial past, its victims now the righteous and their persecutors the shamed. Yet the story of witchcraft did not end as the American Enlightenment dawned - a new, long, and chilling chapter was about to begin. Witchcraft after Salem was not just a story of fire-side tales, legends, and superstitions: it continued to be a matter of life and death, souring the American dream for many. We know of more people killed as witches between 1692 and the 1950s than were executed before it. Witches were part of the story of the decimation of the Native Americans, the experience of slavery and emancipation, and the immigrant experience; they were embedded in the religious and social history of the country. Yet the history of American witchcraft between the eighteenth and the twentieth century also tells a less traumatic story, one that shows how different cultures interacted and shaped each other's languages and beliefs.en
dc.format.extent304
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOUP
dc.titleAmerican Bewitched : the Story of Witchcraft after Salemen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionHistory
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Regional and Local History
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