17th & 18th Centuries
17th & 18th Century Essays
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Boyer, Paul, and Stephen Nissenbaum. Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1974.
Boyer, Paul, and Stephen Nissenbaum, eds. Salem-Village Witchcraft: A Documentary Record of Local Conflict in Colonial New England. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1972.
Butler, Jon. Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1990.
Demos, John P. Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.
Godbeer, Richard. The Devil’s Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Hall, David D. Worlds of Wonders, Days of Judgement: Popular Religious Belief in Early New England. New York: Knopf, 1989.
_______. Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England: A Documentary History 1638–1692. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1991.
Hoffer, Peter Charles. The Devil’s Disciples: The Makers of the Salem Witchcraft Trials. Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Karlsen, Carol F. The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1987.