Judge Sewall's apology : the Salem witch trials and the forming of an American conscience /

Biographer and novelist Francis looks at the Salem witch hunt of 1692 with fresh eyes, through the story of Samuel Sewall, New England Puritan, Salem trial judge, antislavery agitator, defender of Native American rights, utopian theorist, family man. The second-generation colonists were pitted again...

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Main Author: Francis, Richard, 1945-
Format: Book
Published:New York : Fourth Estate, c2005.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. American Tragedy
  • Chapter 1. The Shaggy Dog
  • Chapter 2. "Our Hithertos of Mercy"
  • Chapter 3. The First American Tourist
  • Chapter 4. The Yellow Bird
  • Chapter 5. "Vae, Vae, Vae, Witchcraft"
  • Chapter 6. Oyer and Terminer
  • Chapter 7. The King and Queen of Hell
  • Chapter 8. Speaking Smartly about the Salem Witchcrafts
  • Chapter 9. Judge Sewall's Apology
  • Part 2. American Comedy
  • Chapter 10. American Pastoral
  • Chapter 11. The Selling of Joseph
  • Chapter 12. "Wigg'd and Powder'd with Pretence"
  • Chapter 13. "Impartial Light"
  • Chapter 14. "The Concomitant Rain-bow"
  • Chapter 15. "Wave after Wave, Wave after Wave"
  • Chapter 16. Putting to Sea in Wintertime
  • Chapter 17. "Rocqued Like a Cradle"
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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