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Tormented girls writhing in agony, stern judges meting out harsh verdicts, nineteen bodies swinging on Gallows Hill. The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which climaxed in the Salem witch trials From rich and varied sources—many neglected and unknown—Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum give us a.
Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft 3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 · rating details · 634 ratings · 44 reviews The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which had been growing for more than a generation before building toward the climactic witch trials. Salem Possessed explores the lives of the.
Salem Witch Trials in History and Literature An Undergraduate Course, University of Virginia Spring Semester 2001 Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum s Salem Possessed explores the pre-existing social and economic divisions within the Salem Village community, as an entry point to understand the accusations of witchcraft in 1692. According to Boyer.
from Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum, Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1974), 103, 104, 105, 109. To understand this intensity [of the emotions underlying the trials], we must recognize the fact—self-evident to the men and women of Salem Village—that what was going on was not simply a.
Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum’s historical analysis, Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft, not only serves as a precise depiction of the Salem Witch Trials, but also illustrates that social, economic, and political barriers within the Salem community were the main cause of the witchcraft accusations. The truthful explanation of the.