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Salem witch judge

the life and repentance of Samuel Sewall

by Eve LaPlante

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Published by HarperOne in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sewall, Samuel, -- 1652-1730,
  • Sewall, Samuel, -- 1652-1730 -- Ethics,
  • Puritans -- Massachusetts -- Biography,
  • Judges -- Massachusetts -- Biography,
  • Merchants -- Massachusetts -- Biography,
  • Trials (Witchcraft) -- Massachusetts -- Salem -- History -- 17th century,
  • Massachusetts -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775,
  • Salem (Mass.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]-340) and index

    StatementEve LaPlante
    GenreBiography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF67 .L37 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 352 p. :
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17246443M
    ISBN 100060786612
    ISBN 109780060786618
    LC Control Number2007018392

    The witch city of Salem has a rich history, from the infamous Salem Witch Trials to hordes of pirates taking over ports across decades. The harsh New England winters combined with the tragic real-life tales of the Salem Witch Trials created the perfect foundation for the best novels about Salem and the Salem Witch Trials. ~Crystal, Wandering Crystal.   In Salem Witch Judge, acclaimed biographer Eve LaPlante, Sewall's great-great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter, draws on family lore, her ancestor's personal diaries, and archival documents to open a window onto life in colonial America, painting a portrait of a man traditionally vilified, but who was in fact an innovator and forefather.

    Document: Lewis, Walcott, Hubbard, Putnam.v. George Boroughs 9, May, ID Number: 5. Eve LaPlante’s Salem Witch Judge: The Life and Repentance of Samuel Sewall provides insight into important aspects of both New England colonial history and the Salem Witch Trials. The book provides historical, religious, and political insight into the time period of the Salem Witch Trials, which helps to understand LaPlante’s discussion of.

      The Salem witch trials of have assumed mythical status. Immortalised by Arthur Miller's ‘The Crucible’, the witch-hunt is now part of our vocabulary. Yet the actual events have ben overshadowed by the myth. Biographer and novelist Richard Francis brings the reality back into focus with the story of Samuel Sewall, New England Puritan Brand: HarperCollins UK. Although described as a "generous, compassionate man of conscience," the late-seventeenth-century New England Puritan Samuel Sewall sat on the court of judges who condemned nineteen innocent men and women to be hanged as witches during the Salem witchcraft trials of


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In Salem Witch Judge, acclaimed biographer Eve LaPlante, Sewall's great-great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter, draws on family lore, her ancestor's personal diaries, and archival documents to open a window onto life in colonial America, painting a portrait of a man traditionally vilified, but who was in fact an innovator and forefather /5(4).

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