17th Century New England, with special emphasis on the Salem Witchcraft Trials


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Audio/Video Programs

Streaming audio and video of various radio/TV programs and interviews with historians.

Sex, Religion, and Society in Early America; or, a 17th-Century Maryland Mènage a Trois and its Consequences, Sept. 14, 2000 by Mary Beth Norton [Link #286]
Real PlayerA two-part lecture -- scroll down through the page to get to Sept. 14, 2000. From the site: "Mary Beth Norton, Professor of American History at Cornell University delivered this talk, titled 'Sex, Religion, and Society in Early America; or, a 17th-Century Maryland M&egave;nage a Trois and its Consequences' on April 27th, 2000 at the University at Albany as part of the Fossieck Lecture series. A specialist in early American and women's history, Norton has written The British-Americans: The Loyalist Exiles in England, 1774-1789 (1972); Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800 (1980; 1996); and Founding Mothers & Fathers: Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society (1996). She has coauthored the basic American history textbook A People and a Nation (now in its 6th edition), has coedited two volumes of original essays and one compilation of reprinted articles and documents on American women's history, and served as the general editor for the American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature (3d ed., 1995). Her most recent book, Founding Mothers & Fathers, was one of three finalists for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in History." [She has since written the book In the Devil's Snare.]

The Exchange: Salem Witch Trials, Oct. 31, 2003 by Laura Knoy, host [Link #283]
Real PlayerWindows Media Playerfrom the site: "A new book suggests that colonial America's most infamous episode was the result of a complicated web of political and social factors extending far beyond the borders of the town of Salem. Rather than the hysterical whims of a group of young girls, our guest says the episode was part of a larger political crisis involving the Indian Wars, Puritanism, and Colonialism. Laura's guest is Mary Beth Norton, a Mary Donlon Alger professor of American History at Cornell University." 51-minute program.

NH Outlook: Tracing Family History, July 7, 2004 by Beth Carroll, host [Link #358]
Real PlayerBeth Carroll talks with Margo Burns about her ancestor, Rebecca Nurse. The segment starts at 17:38 into this streaming video. (Recorded and originally aired July 7, 2004 on NHPTV, Channel 11, Durham, NH)

The Front Porch: Salem Witch Trials Revisited, April 14, 2005 by John Walters [Link #361]
Real PlayerWindows Media PlayerA radio interview with Margo Burns by John Walters, host of The Front Porch, about the Salem witch-hunt, broadcast on April 14, 2005 on New Hampshire Public Radio. [Correction: The Indians in Maine who I mentioned were actually the Wabanaki. --Margo]

Another look at the Salem witch trials, Oct. 31, 2005 by Midmorning with Kerri Miller, Minnesota Public Radio [Link #373]
Real PlayerThe women convicted of witchcraft in Salem more than two hundred years ago were caught in a web of community fear and politics. Guests: Bernard Rosenthal and Mary Beth Norton

Salem Witch Hunt by Explore.com [Link #382]
Documentary (2010), including appearances by Richard Trask (Danvers Archival Center, author of The Devil Hath Been Raised), Marilynne K. Roach (author of The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege), and Katherine Howe (novelist, author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane).

Historically Speaking: An Interview with Mary Beth Norton, April 27, 2000 by Ben Barker-Benfield, host [Link #285]
Real PlayerCornell Professor Mary Beth Norton "discuss[es] her career and her approach to the study of early American women's history." Uses Real Audio. The page includes a transcript of the audio program.

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This page was last updated Feb. 15, 2009 by Margo Burns, margoburns@gmail.com