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The Penguin book of witches
Howe, Katherine, 1977- editor.
Publication Information:
New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
Physical Description:
xix, 294 pages ; 20 cm.
"Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America: from a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends. Bringing to life stories like that of Eunice Cole, tried for attacking a teenage girl with a rock and buried with a stake through her heart; Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so often accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court on charges of slander; and Increase Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his knowledge of witches, this volume provides a unique tour through the darkest history of English and North American witchcraft."--Publisher.
Introduction / Katherine Howe -- English antecedents -- Witches in the Bible -- Trial of Ursula Kemp, St. Osyth, England, 1582 -- The discouerie of witchcraft, 1584 / Reginald Scott -- A dialogue concerning witches and witchcraftes, 1593 / George Gifford -- Daemonologie, 1597 / King James I -- A discourse of the damned art of witchcraft, 1608 / William Perkins -- The early colonies -- Joan Wright, Chesapeake Region, Virginia, 1626 -- Jane James, Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1648 -- Ralph and Mary Hall, Setauket, New York, 1665 -- Eunice Cole, Hampton, Massachusetts, Later New Hampshire, 1647-1680 -- Mary Philips, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1659 -- John Godfrey, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1659-1665 -- Rebecca and Nathaniel Greensmith, Hartford, Connecticut, 1662 -- A tryal of witches, Bury St. Edmunds, England, 1662 -- Katherine Harrison, Weyersfield, Connecticut, and Westchester, New York, 1669 -- Possession of Elizabeth Knapp, Groton, Massachusetts, 1671-1672 -- Rebecca Fowler, Calvert county, Maryland, 1685 -- Goodwife Glover, Boston, Massachusetts, 1688 -- Salem -- Warrant for the apprehension of Sarah Good, and officer's return, Monday, February 29, 1692 -- Warrant for the apprehension of Sarah Osburn and Tituba, and officer's return, Monday, February 29, 1692 -- Examinations of Sarah Good, Sarah Osburn, and Tituba, Tuesday, March 1, 1692 -- Two examinations of Tituba, as recorded, Tuesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 2, 1692 / Jonathan Corwin -- The suspicion of Martha Cory, Monday, March 21, 1692 -- The accusation of Rebecca Nurse, Thursday, March 24, 1692 -- Warrant for the apprehension of Rachel Clinton, with summons for witnesses, and officer's return, Tuesday, March 29, 1692 -- Deposition of Thomas Knowlton Jr. versus Rachel Clinton -- Bridget Bishop, Tuesday, April 19, 1692 -- The notorious Giles Cory, Tuesday, April 19, 1692 -- Examinations of Abigail Hobbs in prison, Wednesday, April 20, 1692 -- Susannah Martin and her poor reputation, Monday, May 2, 1692 -- Statement of Elizabeth Hubbard versus George Burroughs, Monday, May 9, 1692 -- Establishing the Court of Oyer and Terminer for Suffolk, Essex, and Middlesex Counties, Friday, May 27, 1692 -- Martha Carrier, Queen of Hell, Tuesday, May 31, 1692 -- Statement of Sarah Ingersoll and Ann Andrews regarding Sarah Churchill, June 1, 1692 -- After Salem -- The apology of Samuel Sewall, January 14, 1697 -- The apology of the Salem Jury, 1697 -- More wonders of the invisible world, 1700 / Robert Calef -- A case of poisoning in Albany, New York, 1700 -- A modest enquiry into the nature of witchcraft, 1702 / John Hale -- The trial of Grace Sherwood, Princess Anne County, Virginia, 1705-1706 -- Mob justice in the South, 1712 -- Littleton, Massachusetts, 1720 -- Boston, Massachusetts, 1728 -- New York, New York, 1737, 1741 -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1787 -- Moll Pitcher, Lynn, Massachusetts, 1738-1813.
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