Witches & Historians: Interpretations of Salem

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Witches & Historians: Interpretations of Salem

This vintage scholarly text by Dr. Marc Mappen explores the rich history of Salem, delving into various interpretations of witchcraft and highlighting key figures such as Cotton Mather, Robert Calef, and John Hale. Mappen also delves into the debate over whether the afflicted were truly lying or if some of the accused were indeed guilty, offering medical and psychological insights into the events of Salem. Through a detailed examination of Puritan beliefs and the underlying themes of the witch trials, this book sheds light on the role of witchcraft in causing social disruption.

This is a first edition book from 1980 with original price sticker from McMasters Bookstore. It has been marked with previous owner's name an phone number, but otherwise contains no markings and has been subject to light wear and tear, including slightly crumpled corners and scratching and discolouration to cover.

Dr. Mappen, an American history expert with a Ph.D., has authored six books and contributed articles to reputable publications such as the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He has previously served as the executive director of the New Jersey Historical Commission and currently lectures in the History Department at Rutgers University. The New York Times has recognized him as "the eminent New Jersey historian" and he is also known for his co-editorship of the award-winning Encyclopedia of New Jersey and his book There's More to New Jersey than the Sopranos. As a noted authority in his field, he has been featured in interviews on the History Channel and National Public Radio.

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