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The Resource Judge Sewall's apology : the Salem witch trials and the forming of the American conscience, Richard Francis

Judge Sewall's apology : the Salem witch trials and the forming of the American conscience, Richard Francis

Label
Judge Sewall's apology : the Salem witch trials and the forming of the American conscience
Title
Judge Sewall's apology
Title remainder
the Salem witch trials and the forming of the American conscience
Statement of responsibility
Richard Francis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Biographer and novelist Francis looks at the Salem witch hunt of 1692 with fresh eyes, through the story of Samuel Sewall, New England Puritan, Salem trial judge, antislavery agitator, defender of Native American rights, utopian theorist, family man. The second-generation colonists were pitted against the pagan Native Americans and a hostile mother country intent on imposing control. Out of the struggle to maintain unity emerged the forces that drove the Salem tragedy. Five guilt-wracked years after pronouncing judgment, Sewall recanted the guilty verdicts, praying for forgiveness. This marked the moment when modern American values came into being--the shift from an almost medieval view of good and evil to a respect for the mysteries of the human heart. Drawing on Sewall's diaries, Francis shows us the early colonists as flesh and blood idealists, striving for a new society while coming to terms with the imperfections of ordinary life.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Francis, Richard
Dewey number
  • 974.4/02/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F67
LC item number
.S525 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sewall, Samuel
  • Sewall, Samuel
  • Puritans
  • Judges
  • Merchants
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Massachusetts
  • Salem (Mass.)
Label
Judge Sewall's apology : the Salem witch trials and the forming of the American conscience, Richard Francis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-395) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 412 p.
Isbn
9780007163625
Lccn
2004065353
Other control number
9780007163625
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm57550291
Label
Judge Sewall's apology : the Salem witch trials and the forming of the American conscience, Richard Francis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-395) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 412 p.
Isbn
9780007163625
Lccn
2004065353
Other control number
9780007163625
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm57550291

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