Paul Boyer - The Salem Witchcraft Papers Vol 2 (1.1 MB)

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Verbatim Transcriptions of the Court Records In three volumes Edited by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum. This is the most important and accessable resourse for anyone intersested in the Salem Witch Trials. It seems a real shame that a person can buy Journey albumn released ten years ago but books go out of print so quickly, especially books as vital as this one. Let's hope the publish on demand people flourish! According Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum's account in Salem Possessed, the outbreak at Salem began in the wint... More >>>Note that, unfortunately, not all my books can be downloaded or ordered on CD due to the restrictions of copyright. However, most of the books on this site do not have copyright restrictions. If you find any copyright violation, please contact me at . I am very attentive to the issue of copyright and try to avoid any violations, but on the other hand to help all fans of magic to get access to information.
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Author:      Paul Boyer
Format:      eBook
Verbatim Transcriptions of the Court Records In three volumes Edited by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum. This is the most important and accessable resourse for anyone intersested in the Salem Witch Trials. It seems a real shame that a person can buy Journey albumn released ten years ago but books go out of print so quickly, especially books as vital as this one. Let's hope the publish on demand people flourish!

According Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum's account in Salem Possessed, the outbreak at Salem began in the winter of 1691 when the girls of the village, aided by Tituba and John Indian, a West Indian slave couple, attempted to tell their futures by using a makeshift crystal ball. On February 29, 1692, warrants were issued for three women: Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba, the former two proclaiming their innocence while the latter confessed. As events unfolded, 185 people were accused at Salem, 141 women and 44 men. Of that number, 52 women and 7 men were tried 26 women and 5 men were convicted and 14 women and 5 men were executed, the last group on September 22, 1692.

About Author:

Paul Samuel Boyer (August 2, 1935-March 17, 2012) was a U.S. cultural and intellectual historian (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1966) and Merle Curti Professor of History Emeritus and former director (1993-2001) of the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He had held visiting professorships at UCLA, Northwestern University, and William & Mary; had received Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships; and was an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of American Historians, and the American Antiquarian Society.

Paul Samuel Boyer was born in 1935 in Dayton, Ohio to Clarence and Ethel Boyer. He had two older brothers, Ernest L. Boyer and William Boyer. In 1962 he married Ann Talbot, of Baltimore, Md. He earned his Doctorate in American History from Harvard University. Before being invited to the University of Wisconsin in 1980, he taught at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst from 1967-1980.

Paul Samuel Boyer is a pacifist who came from a highly traditional religious background in an offshoot of the Mennonites, specialized in the religious and moral history of the American people from the days of the Salem Witch Trials in the 1690s, through the Protestant efforts to reform society in the 19th and early 20th centuries to the impact of nuclear weapons on the American psyche after World War II.