References and Links


Boyer, Paul and Stephen Nissenbaum. Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1974.

----. Salem-Village Witchcraft: A Documentary Record of Local Conflict in Colonial New England. Boston: Northeastern UP, 1972.

Burr, George Lincoln. Narratives of the Witchcraft Cases 1648-1706.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914.

Demos, John Putnam. Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England.  New York: Oxford UP, 1982.

Hoffer, Peter Charles. The Salem Witchcraft Trials: A Legal History. Lawrence: U of Kansas P, 1997.

Konig, David. Law and Society in Puritan Massachusetts: Essex County 1629-1720.  Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1979.

Kramer, Heinrich and James Sprenger. The Malleus Maleficarum (1489). Trans. by Montague Summers.  New York: Dover, 1971.

Miller, Perry.  The New England Mind: From Colony to Province. Cambridge:  Harvard UP, 1953.

Miller, Perry. The New England Mind: The Seventeenth Century. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1939, 1954, 1982.

Phillips, James Duncan. Salem in the Seventeen Century. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1933.

Weisman, Richard. Witchcraft, Magic, and Religion in 17th-Century Massachusetts. Amherst: U Mass P, 1984.


The Salem Witchcraft Papers - Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witch Trials.

17th Century Colonial New England  - with a special emphasis on the Salem Witchcraft Trials.

Danvers Archival Center - Website dedicated to introducing the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 (Salem Village).

Salem Witch Trials website - by Doug Linder;  I do not necessarily agree with his interpretation of the events but there are many original documents and images that are worth looking at; see Chronology of Events.

The Salem Evening News "Documents shed new light on witchcraft trials"  - by Betsy Taylor, news staff, Thursday, November 4, 1999.

Welcome To Salem - Website of Salem, Massachusetts (Salem Town).

Peabody Essex Museum - Located in Salem, Massachusetts.


Thomas, Keith. Religion and the Decline of Magic. New York: Oxford UP, 1997.

Scarry, Elaine.  The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World.  New York: Oxford UP, 1985.

Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher.  Good Wives: Image and Reality of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750.  New York: Random House, 1980.

Kozameh, Alicia.  Steps Under the Water.  Trans. by David E. Davis. Berkley: U of California P, 1996.

Questions for Discussion
With this statement in mind, why then, are the Salem Witchtrials so much in the forefront in the American imagination?
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