Witches of the Atlantic World

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Witches of the Atlantic World

Breslaw draws on Native American, African, South American, and African-American sources, as well as the European and New England heritage, to illuminate the ways in which witchcraft in early America was an attempt to understand and control evil and misfortune in the New World.

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Witches of the Atlantic World
Language: en
Pages: 550
Authors: Elaine G. Breslaw
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-09-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

Breslaw draws on Native American, African, South American, and African-American sources, as well as the European and New England heritage, to illuminate the ways in which witchcraft in early America was an attempt to understand and control evil and misfortune in the New World.
Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salem
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Elaine G. Breslaw
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-08-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

This unique anthology is the first to provide a multicultural perspective on witchcraft from the 15th to 18th century. Featuring primary documents as well as scholarly interpretations, Witches of the Atlantic World builds upon information regarding both Christian and non-Christian beliefs about possession and the demonic. Elaine G. Breslaw draws
Teaching American History in a Global Context
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Carl J. Guarneri, Jim Davis
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-17 - Publisher: Routledge

This comprehensive resource is an invaluable teaching aid for adding a global dimension to students' understanding of American history. It includes a wide range of materials from scholarly articles and reports to original syllabi and ready-to-use lesson plans to guide teachers in enlarging the frame of introductory American history courses
The Story of the Salem Witch Trials
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Bryan F. Le Beau
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-23 - Publisher: Routledge

Between June 10 and September 22, 1692, nineteen people were hanged for practicing witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. One person was pressed to death, and over 150 others were jailed, where still others died. The Story of the Salem Witch Trials is a history of that event. It provides a much
Dr. Alexander Hamilton and Provincial America
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Elaine G. Breslaw
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-01 - Publisher: LSU Press

In this sweeping biography, Elaine G. Breslaw examines the life of Dr. Alexander Hamilton (1712--1756), a highly educated Scottish physician who immigrated to Maryland in 1738. From an elite European family, Hamilton was immediately confronted with the relatively primitive social milieu of the New World. He faced unfamiliar and challenging