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Death In Salem

Author : Diane Foulds
ISBN : 9780762766406
Genre : History
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Salem witchcraft will always have a magnetic pull on the American psyche. During the 1692 witch trials, more than 150 people were arrested. An estimated 25 million Americans—including author Diane Foulds—are descended from the twenty individuals executed. What happened to our ancestors? Death in Salem is the first book to take a clear-eyed look at this complex time, by examining the lives of the witch trial participants from a personal perspective. Massachusetts settlers led difficult lives; every player in the Salem drama endured hardships barely imaginable today. Mercy Short, one of the “bewitched” girls, watched as Indians butchered her parents; Puritan minister Cotton Mather outlived all but three of his fifteen children. Such tragedies shaped behavior and, as Foulds argues, ultimately played a part in the witch hunt’s outcome. A compelling “who’s who” to Salem witchcraft, Death in Salem profiles each of these historical personalities as it asks: Why was this person targeted?
Category: History

Death In Salem

Author : Eleanor Kuhns
ISBN : 9781466874947
Genre : Fiction
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It's 1796, and traveling weaver Will Rees is visiting Salem, Massachusetts. He's in town to buy a luxurious gift for his pregnant wife, a few yards of well-made fabric from the traders at the famed Salem harbor. While traveling through Salem, however, Rees comes upon a funeral procession for the deceased Mrs. Antiss Boothe. When Rees happens upon Twig, a friend who fought alongside him in the war, he learns that Mrs. Boothe had been very ill, and her death had not come as a surprise. But the next morning, the town is abuzz with the news that Mr. Boothe has also died—and this time it is clearly murder. When the woman that Twig loves falls under suspicion, Twig persuades Rees to stay in Salem, despite the family waiting for him back home in Maine, and help solve the murder. Rees is quickly pulled into the murky politics of both Salem and the Boothe family, who have long been involved in the robust shipping and trading industry on the Salem harbor. Everyone Rees meets seems to be keeping some kind of secret, but could any of them actually have committed murder? Will Rees returns in Death in Salem, the next delightful historical mystery from MB/MWA First Novel Competition winner Eleanor Kuhns.
Category: Fiction

Witchcraft Trials

Author : Deborah Kent
ISBN : 0766029069
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Enhanced with sidebars and colorful maps, each book in this engaging series focuses on an event or era in American history, spanning from the time before Columbus' arrival to the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Death Of An Empire

Author : Robert Booth
ISBN : 1429990260
Genre : History
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SALEM has long been notorious for the witch trials of 1692. But a hundred years later it was renowned for very different pursuits: vast wealth and worldwide trade. Now Death of an Empire tells the story of Salem's glory days in the age of sailing, and the murder that hastened its descent. When America first became a nation, Salem was the richest city in the republic, led by a visionary merchant who still ranks as one of the wealthiest men in history. For decades, Salem connected America with the wider world, through a large fleet of tall ships and a pragmatic, egalitarian brand of commerce taht remains a model of enlightened international relations. But America's emerging big cities and westward expansion began to erode Salem's national political importance just as its seafaring economy faltered in the face of tariffs and global depression. With Salem's standing as a world capital imperiled, two men, equally favored by fortune, struggled for its future: one, a progressive merchant-politician, tried to build new institutions and businesses, while the other, a reclusive crime lord, offered a demimonde of forbidden pleasures. The scandalous trial that followed signaled Salem's fall from national prominence, a fall that echoed around the world in the loss of friendly trade and in bloody reprisals against native peoples by the U.S. Navy. Death of an Empire is an exciting tale of a remarkably rich era, shedding light on a little-known but fascinating period of Ameriacn history in which characters such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Quincy Adams, and Daniel Webster interact with the ambitious merchants and fearless mariners who made Salem famous around the world.
Category: History

Salem Express

Author : John J. Duggan
ISBN : 1452069964
Genre : Fiction
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Although a work of fiction, the book begins with the sinking of the Salem Express, which actuallyoccurred in December, 1991. It introduces a terrorist cell that is transporting a weapon of mass destruction to Safaga, Egypt on the ferry. When the ship sinks, the material and all but one of the terrorists go to the bottom with it. The materialremains undisturbed for fifteen years. Bret Davis and his friend Patrick Donovan plan to dive on the wreck and do a documentary.They havereceived permission to cut into the sealed-off section of the wreck where bodies still remain. The Egyptian terrorist group, Warriors of Allah, believe Bret is a CIA agent and watch him closely after he arrives in Egypt. Part of their suspicion comes from his relationship with Eliat Moussad, a member of the Egyptian anti-terrorist agency. While diving in the wreck, Bret and Patrick discover the car holding the canisters the terrorists lost in 1991, and recover one of them. The Warriors of Allahrecover the remaining canistersand then attempt to seal the divers in the wreck. The terroristattempts to recover the last canister from Bret are unsuccessful and it alerts the CIA of the canisters existence. A CIA team and another led by Eliat plan to work with Bret to locate the missing canisters. Mahmet, the second in command of the Warriors of Allah allows his daughter to assist in watching Bret and Eliat. She falls into the ocean and is rescued by Patrick. When the terrorists decide to kill Bret, she warns Patrick. An American chemical company owner assists the terrorists in getting the material into the USA and develops a way to spread the toxin. The toxin is recovered with Brets help, but at a terrible cost.
Category: Fiction

Public Choice Economics And The Salem Witchcraft Hysteria

Author : Franklin G. Mixon, Jr.
ISBN : 9781137506351
Genre : Business & Economics
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Public Choice Economics and the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria provides an economics perspective on the witchcraft episode, and adds to the growing body of work analyzing prominent historical events using the tools of economics.
Category: Business & Economics

Salem Witchcraft

Author : Charles Wentworth Upham
Genre : Salem (Mass.)
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Category: Salem (Mass.)

Salem Moon

Author : Scarlet Black
ISBN : 9781937085384
Genre : Fiction
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When Gabriel Blackstone, a young man living in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 is sentenced to death for the crime of witchcraft, a mysterious man appears to him, just before death comes to claim him; promising to change his fate if he will only agree to take his hand and go where he leads.Miraculously, Gabriel is transported to 21st century Salem where, he not only escapes his fate, but meets his destiny! He falls in love with Lily Snow, a descendant of the very family that falsely accused him of witchcraft! They both know theirs is a forbidden love, but they cannot deny it!Gabriel is shocked to learn that the man who saved his life is, in reality, an evil Fallen Angel, named Lucien, who wreaks havoc on the city of Salem with his unbridled lust and violence. He wants Gabriel 's very soul and will do whatever it takes to get it, including going after Lily! Gabriel and Lily 's story is one of love that defies all boundaries, as they come together in a steamy passion neither of them has ever known and a love that transcends time, brutal injustice and evil itself!Forbidden Passions Book Reviews: I loved reading this book as you actually felt you were a part of the story. The characters grew so much in details and also etched a place in my heart. I cannot wait to see what happens to these characters in the next installment in this beautiful series.
Category: Fiction

Salem Village Witchcraft

Author : Paul S. Boyer
ISBN : 1555531652
Genre : History
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Drawing on extensive primary documents, this book allows the reader to participate in historical analysis of this explosive period in history.
Category: History

Record Of The Parish List Of Deaths 1785 1819 Of Salem Massachusetts

Author : JR Bentley
ISBN : 9780806351711
Genre : Reference
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This celebrated volume is a thorough examination of some 5,000 descendants of John Goode, son of Richard Goode of Cornwall, who emigrated first to Barbados and ultimately settled at Whitby, about four miles from Richmond, Virginia, at some point before 1661. Commencing with a chapter on the English origins of the Goodes from 1148, the author, G. Brown Goode, meticulously lays out the story of the Virginia Goodes and their allied families for eight generations in America to 1887. In the process, we see the dispersion of this family from the Richmond environs to Lunenberg, Chesterfield, Prince Edward, and still other counties in Virginia, through much of the ante-bellum South, and ultimately to places to the north and much further west. It is the enormous scale and detail of the family history itself, however, that impresses the researcher most and has caused the work to remain in continued use to this day.
Category: Reference