Escaping Salem: The Other Witch Hunt of 1692. New Narratives in American History.

Escaping Salem The Other Witch Hunt of New Narratives in American History Few events in American history are as well remembered as the Salem Witch Trials of But there was another witch hunt that year in Stamford Connecticut that has never been examined in depth Now

  • Title: Escaping Salem: The Other Witch Hunt of 1692. New Narratives in American History.
  • Author: Richard Godbeer
  • ISBN: 9781280535420
  • Page: 123
  • Format: ebook
  • Few events in American history are as well remembered as the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 But there was another witch hunt that year, in Stamford, Connecticut, that has never been examined in depth Now Richard Godbeer describes this other witch hunt in a concise, fascinating narrative that illuminates the colonial world and shatters the stereotype of early New EnglandersFew events in American history are as well remembered as the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 But there was another witch hunt that year, in Stamford, Connecticut, that has never been examined in depth Now Richard Godbeer describes this other witch hunt in a concise, fascinating narrative that illuminates the colonial world and shatters the stereotype of early New Englanders as quick to accuse and condemn That stereotype originates with Salem, which was in many ways unlike other outbreaks of witch hunting in the region Drawing on eye witness testimony, Godbeer tells the story of Kate Branch, a seventeen year old afflicted by strange visions and given to blood chilling wails of pain and fright Branch accused several women of bewitching her, two of whom were put on trial for witchcraft The book takes us inside the courtroom and inside the minds of the surprisingly skeptical Stamford townfolk Was the pain and screaming due to natural causes, or to supernatural causes Was Branch simply faking the symptoms And if she was telling the truth, why believe the demonic sources of the information, who might well be lying For the judges, Godbeer shows, the trial was a legal thicket All agreed that witches posed a real and serious threat, but proving witchcraft an invisible crime in court was another matter The court in Salem had become mired in controversy over its use of dubious evidence In an intriguing passage, Godbeer examines Magistrate Jonathan Selleck s notes on how to determine the guilt of someone accused of witchcraft an illuminating look at what constituted proof of witchcraft at the time The stakes were high if found guilty, the two accused women would be hanged In the afterword, Godbeer explains how he used the trial evidence to build his narrative, an inside look at the historian s craft that enhances this wonderful account of life in colonial New England.

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    1. Richard Godbeer received his B.A from Oxford University in 1984 and his Ph.D from Brandeis University in 1989 He specializes in colonial and revolutionary America, with an emphasis on religious culture, gender studies, and the history of sexuality Godbeer was born in Essex, England, and grew up in Shropshire and Gloucestershire He then lived in Oxford for three years as an undergraduate before crossing the Atlantic to Boston, Massachusetts, in 1984 He moved to southern California in 1989, where he taught for fifteen years at the University of California, Riverside He moved to southern Florida in the summer of 2004 to join the Department of History at the University of Miami He offers courses on a broad range of topics, including sex and gender in early America, witchcraft in colonial New England, religious culture in early America, and the American Revolution.Godbeer is author of The Devil s Dominion Magic and Religion in Early New England published in 1992 by Cambridge University Press and winner of the American Historical Association Pacific Coast Branch Award for the Best First Book , Sexual Revolution in Early America published in 2002 by Johns Hopkins University Press and a featured selection of the History Book Club , Escaping Salem The Other Witch Hunt of 1692 published in 2004 by Oxford University Press , The Overflowing of Friendship Love Between Men and the Creation of the American Republic published in 2009 by Johns Hopkins University Press and The Salem Witch Hunt A Brief History with Documents published in 2011 as a volume in the Bedford Series in History and Culture Godbeer is currently working on a joint biography of Elizabeth and Henry Drinker, a Quaker couple who lived in Philadelphia during the second half of the eighteenth century He is grateful to have received research fellowships from a range of institutions, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.

    2. First of all I love little books. Second of all, I love historical little books surrounding this gruesome and paranoid time in our country's history. This little book recounts the time period of 1692 with one community's divided rally to either "burn the witch" or let the accused go free (all based on delusional finger-pointing.) A great read for the season.

    3. A very good book and a nice quick read. I had to read Escaping Salem for my American Religion class in University. To be completely honest, if I would have stumbled across this book on my own, instead of it being assigned I would have read it. Escaping Salem, takes on a very narrative perspective almost like a historical fiction would. Towards the end of the book however, more actual information form the cases and events get pushed towards you in a very non narrative way.

    4. This is a fairly straightforward recounting of the events of 1692 in Stamford, Connecticut, where a seventeen-year-old servant named Katherine Branch started having fits in April (too early, in other words, for her to be influenced by reports of the goings-on in Salem). Godbeer chronicles her master and mistress' attempts to find an explanation, either natural or supernatural, and the eventual uneasy settling on witchcraft; the (comparatively) slow process by which Kate came to accuse Elizabeth [...]

    5. An interesting book detailing the process a small New England town went through in determining whether witchcraft was used in the afflictions of a young lady. The book is short, only 170 pages bound in small hardback form. Unfortunately, this book could have and probably should have been even shorter. The actual content delivered is quite interesting and is written quite well, but this is a thesis paper type of exposition that could have provided the reader with all the facts, information, and a [...]

    6. Godbeer, a history professor at the University of Miami, writes a fascinating account of a witchcraft trial that took place in Stamford, Connecticut, in 1692, at the same time as the trials were proceeding in Salem, Massachusetts. The Connecticut trials, however, had a very different outcome from those in Massachusetts. Godbeer uses primary source documents to relate the events as they unfolded and tries to recreate how people thought at that time. He explains how English secular law viewed witc [...]

    7. As a descendant of Mercy Holbridge Disborough, I was quite interested in this book. Admittedly, that's the main reason I read it. I wonder if a little info. on Mercy's background would have added to the story. For instance, her father died when she was 7 or 8 and when she was about 10, her mother remarried Rev. John Jones. Lore has it that the child, Mercy, and the Reverend had a contentious relationship. She was sent away to live with a relative and came back after she married Thomas Disborough [...]

    8. Escaping Salem: The Other Witch Hunt of 1692 is a balanced, nuanced study of the short brief witch hunt in Connecticut in the same year as the more famous events in Salem. It is a small, dense book which only describes the events of the witch hunt without going into speculation as to the causes of the affliction of the accuser leaving the reader to decide if it was witchcraft or a natural illness. Being unfamiliar with the events in Connecticut, this makes a good introduction to that witch hunt; [...]

    9. This book is an easy-to-read look at witchcraft trial/hunt in Conneticut that occurred towards the end of the much more famous Salem Witch Trials. The author does a great job of explaining why witchcraft was a staple of New England life, what kind of evidence pointed to a witch in people's minds and how that conflicted with the court, along with other interesting points. And why the author does show how this trail was different from Salem, he fails to prove his thesis that the Conneticut trials [...]

    10. Richard Godbeer delivers a very different perspective to the witch trials that made Salem Mass infamous throughout history. What we are delivered instead is a partial narrative. This book, built from actual trial transcripts of a different trial that took place almost concurrently, combined with a stunning afterward that ties all of the earlier examinations together in a brilliant display of social research. A great read for anyone interested in the psychological consequences of fear or how a cl [...]

    11. Where the trial does escape the pandemonium of the Salem Witch trial it does show the hysteria that is evident for that era. I can say I misunderstood what the books purpose was but everything comes to light in the Afterword chapter. Not much is known who lives were pieced back together (if they really ever were). Even though there was strict instruction on how to find a favorable conviction, great lengths were taken to still convict those accused of witch craft/contracts with the Devil or evil [...]

    12. I am descended from Elizabeth Clawson, one of the main two women accused of witchcraft in this account. Although this does bias my review somewhat, I have to say that I would've enjoyed this book regardless. Some of the text comes from court documents of the time and it can be a little dry. However, the author does an excellent job of painting a picture of that time period and explains why things happened as they did. After hearing so much about the Salem trials, it was nice to read something th [...]

    13. Being a direct descendant of Elizabeth Clawson, I received this book as a gift. It was a nice, quick read, and I learned a lot from it. What was refreshing was the humanizing of puritans during the witch hunt era. From other sources I've read, and textbooks in school, the people often came off as hateful and superstitious. In this case, most were apprehensive in convicting witches and did everything they could to prove or disprove accusations.I would certainly recommend this book for casual hist [...]

    14. Small short book but well worth a read. Would encourage people to read the afterword as well, where the author speaks a bit about his method, as well as contextualizes witches and witch hunts for the modern day.(This was an assigned reading from school for Alpha. He liked it.)Back again to comment: Found it fascinating that the early legal system, while accepting of the theological basis/world view, was logical enough to see that some the evidence provided by the accusers and witness also violat [...]

    15. The most famous witch hunt of the 17th century is without a doubt Salem, but Godbeer provides insight into a less traumatic experience in Connecticut. This book uses court transcripts from a trial in which two women were accused of being witches. I really enjoyed how the writing style allowed this to read like a novel while still informing the reader of their misconceptions of New England witch hunts. I would recommend this to people who aren't taking a history class, its just that good and that [...]

    16. This brief book gives a fascinating account of the legal prosecution of accused witches in Connecticut in 1692. The author is quite a detective to have tracked down as much information as he did. I enjoyed reading the book and learned a great deal, but I would have loved to see more analysis in the text itself. Be sure to read the afterword.

    17. I thought this book took a very interesting perspective on the witchcraft trials of early New England. Whereas most people associate the trials with the chaos and pandemonium that surrounded Salem, Godbeer shows that there were people back then who didn't want to jump the gun and hang witches left and right.

    18. I quickly read and thoroughly enjoyed this little book. I have always tended toward historical fiction and this book fit the bill and then some. It was more history than fiction in many spots and it truly helped convey the reality of the Salem witch trials in 1692. I would absolutely recommend this book to others.

    19. This book was very personal to me as it was an ancestor of mine, Elizabeth Clawson, who was accused. Fortunately, things didn't go the same way with her! The book was fascinating. While Stamford, CT didn't get as crazy as Salem. The book is very short, but it gives a lot insight into the thinking of the day.

    20. I am fascinated by the Salem hysteria. But this is a great book because it showed how a similar case in a nearby New England town dismissed "spectral" evidence and stuck to the facts, avoiding both the hysteria and the conviction of innocents.

    21. This was entertaining, but I put it down for too long. I'm going to need to take another run at it someday.

    22. I did not actually finish this book. I simply could not trudge through it. To me, it just was not interesting.

    23. Eenjoyed the combination of scholarship and easy-to-read voice, and the sourcing. So proud that 2 sets of Great (x 8) grandparents were brave enough to stand up for the accused witch.

    24. Had to read this book for my History class and I actually enjoyed it and it was easier to read than one of my other History textbooks.

    25. Read for class but adding it to because it was one of the better books I've read in my M.A. program. It's a very interesting, historical narrative of a witch hunt in 1692 Stamford, CT.

    26. It was really interesting to learn that there were other witch hunts occurring in America at the same time as the Salem witch trials. Definitely worth reading!

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