Judge Sewall's apology : the Salem witch trials and the forming of the American conscience
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1st ed.
ISBN
0007163622
Status
State Library of Massachusetts - Stacks
F67 .S525 2005
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State Library of Massachusetts - StacksF67 .S525 2005Available
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Great Barrington Mason Library - Adult Nonfiction921 SEWALL, SAMUELAvailable
Hopedale Bancroft Memorial Library - Nonfiction974.4 FAvailable
Monson Free Library - Nonfiction974.4 FRANCIS JudAvailable
North Adams Public Library - Nonfiction974.402 FRANCISAvailable
Northampton Forbes Library - MezzanineF84412.F847j 2005Available
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Book
Edition
1st ed.
Physical Desc
xvii, 412 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
0007163622
UPC
9780007163625

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-395) and index.
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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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Francis, R. (2005). Judge Sewall's apology: the Salem witch trials and the forming of the American conscience . Fourth Estate.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Francis, Richard, 1945-. 2005. Judge Sewall's Apology: The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of the American Conscience. Fourth Estate.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Francis, Richard, 1945-. Judge Sewall's Apology: The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of the American Conscience Fourth Estate, 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Francis, Richard. Judge Sewall's Apology: The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of the American Conscience Fourth Estate, 2005.

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