WHAT HAPPENED IN SALEM Second Edition Author:David Levin CONTENTS: — Trial Evidence: — Sarah Good, — Bridget Bishop, — Susanna Martin, — John Proctor, — George Burroughs, — Contemporary Comment: — Deodat Lawson, 'A Brief and True Narrative', — Excerpts from the Dairy of Samuel Sewall, — Letters of Governor Phips, — Confession of Matthew Barker, — Cotton Mather, 'A Discourse on Witchcraft' — Letter to John Richards... more »,
The Return of Several Ministers Consulted,
from The Wonders of the Invisible World,
Increase Mather, 'Cases of Conscience Concerning Evil Spirits Personating Men,
Letter of Thomas Brattle
Reversal of Attainder, October 17, 1711,
Resolve of the Massachusetts General Court, August 28, 1957
Nathaniel Hawthorne, 'Young Goodman Brown',
Esther Forbes, 'A Mirror for Witches'.
FROM THE INTRO:" Between June 10 and September 22, nineteen men and women and two dogs were hanged for witchcraft, and one man was pressed to death for refusing to plead to the indictment. When the executions came to an end, fifty-five people had confessed that they were witches, and one hundred and fifty were in jail either waiting to be tried or edduring, as several convicted women did, reprieves granted them so that infants they had already conceived would not be executed with them."
This book gives a very interesting view of that horrible era in history. Very interestingly, there is an 'order for compensation' for all the people committed as a witch.« less