Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Escaping Salem : The Other Witch Hunt of 1692 - 05 edition

Escaping Salem : The Other Witch Hunt of 1692 (ISBN10: 0195161300; ISBN13: 9780195161304)
ISBN13: 978-0195161304
ISBN10: 0195161300

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0195161298
ISBN10: 0195161297

Summary: The Salem witch-hunt of 1692 is among the most infamous events in early American history; however, it was not the only such episode to occur in New England that year. Escaping Salem reconstructs the "other witch-hunt" of 1692 that took place in Stamford, Connecticut. Concise and accessible, the book takes students on a revealing journey into the mental world of early America, shattering the stereotype of early New Englanders as quick to accuse and condemn. ...show more Drawing on eyewitness testimony, Richard Godbeer tells the story of Kate Branch, a seventeen-year-old afflicted by strange visions and given to blood-chilling wails of pain and fright. Branch accused several women of bewitching her, two of whom were put on trial for witchcraft. Escaping Salem takes us inside the Connecticut courtroom and into the minds of the surprisingly skeptical Stamford townspeople. Was the pain and screaming due to natural or supernatural causes? Was Branch simply faking the symptoms? And if she was indeed bewitched, why believe her specific accusations, since her information came from demons who might well be lying? For the judges, Godbeer shows, the trial was a legal thicket. All agreed that witches posed a real and serious threat, but proving witchcraft (an invisible crime) in court was another matter. The court in Salem had become mired in controversy over its use of dubious evidence. In an intriguing chapter, Godbeer examines Magistrate Jonathan Selleck's notes on how to determine the guilt of someone accused of witchcraft, providing an illuminating look at what constituted proof of witchcraft at the time. The stakes were high--if found guilty, the two accused women would be hanged. In the afterword, Godbeer explains how he used the trial evidence to build his narrative, offering an inside perspective on the historian's craft. Featuring maps, photos, and a selected bibliography, Escaping Salem is ideal for use in undergraduate U.S. survey courses. It can also be used for courses in colonial American history, culture, and religion; witchcraft in the early modern world; and crime and society in early America. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 01/06/2005
International: No

View Review
View Table of Contents



List Price: $19.95
Used  Currently Sold Out
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $14.99
Due back 12/19/2014
Rental
Save $4.96 (25%)
  • Free return shipping
  • In stock
  • 21-day satisfaction guarantee
CDs or access codes may not be included
Marketplace sellers starting at $3.38

16 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Escaping Salem : The Other Witch Hunt of 1692
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (16)  |  New (4)  |  Like New (2)  |  Good (9)  |  Acceptable (1)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$18.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$3.38
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
BookJingle
Georgetown, KY
Seller Rating: 4.72
0195161300 Good title in good condition. Pages are clean and tight. Covers have light shelf wear. Satisfaction guaranteed. If item not as described, return for refund of purchase price.
$3.39
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
GreenEarthBooks
Portland, OR
Seller Rating: 4.57
Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Green Earth Books. Read. Recycle and Reuse.
$3.39
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
GreenEarthBooks
Portland, OR
Seller Rating: 4.57
Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Green Earth Books. Read. Recycle and Reuse.
$3.39
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
Free State Books
Halethorpe, MD
Seller Rating: 4.54
This copy appears to be in nearly new condition. Free State Books. Never settle for less.
$3.40
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Susies Books
Garner, NC
Seller Rating: 4.64
2005 Paperback This book looks good. It is like any used book you would expect to find in a used book shop.
$5.21
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Better World Books
Mishawaka, IN
Seller Rating: 4.62
Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
$6.24
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Icybooks
Indianapolis, IN
Seller Rating: 4.32
2005 Paperback Good Item ships next business day. Books may or may not include CD-Rom, and may contain writing or highlighting.
$6.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB - Westheimer
Houston, TX
Seller Rating: 5
2005 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$8.98
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-South Hills
Bethel Park, PA
Seller Rating: 0
2005 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$17.54
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
PaperbackshopUS
Secaucus, NJ
Seller Rating: 4.48
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000
Page:   1     2     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close