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


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References & Bibliographies

Most of these links are to lists of books and other kinds of references which you would look up in a library -- which frankly is a better place to do research.

Questia: Salem Witch Trials [Link #324]
Questia is "the world's largest online library of over 47,000 books and 375,000 journal, magazine and newspaper articles", -- and is a commercial site. Still, for less than $20/mo. or $120/yr. (prices as of 1/1/04), you can access a LOT of excellent book-length material as well as articles on-line about the Salem witch-hunt.

Best! The Survey of Scottish Witchcraft: 1563-1736 by Julian Goodare, Lauren Martin, Joyce Miller and Louise Yeoman [Link #317]
From the website: "This is an electronic resource for the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting in Scotland. It is in two parts: an interactive database, and supporting web pages. The database contains all people known to have been accused of witchcraft in early modern Scotland -- nearly 4,000 of them.... There is also supporting material. An 'Introduction to Scottish witchcraft' [a FAQ] explains some of the findings from the database and puts them in context." A truly amazing on-line resource for anyone interested in the study of witchcraft trials. Terrific narrative bibliography included under 'Further Reading.'

Best! English Handwriting 1500-1700: An Online Course by Andrew Zurcher [Link #346]
An excellent resource for anyone wanting to learn more about early modern English handwriting. Lots of explanations, images, and period handwriting manuals. Emphasis more on England than America.

Selected Secondary Bibliography on Mary Rowlandson and Captivity Narratives by Donna M. Campbell [Link #352]
A great bibliography of commentary on Indian captivity narratives.

17th c. Colonial America & the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria by Margo Burns [Link #79]
My own annotated bibliography of my personal library of books about Salem, witchcraft, Indians, Puritans, and more. Primarily books for adults, but there are a few for younger readers..

Books about the Salem Witchcraft Trials, specifically for young readers [Link #80]
My bibliography does not include materials for young readers. This is a list from the Salem Witch Museum's bookstore, although I think it has gotten shorter since I first included it at this site.

Books about the Salem Witchcraft Trials [Link #81]
Books and more books. These are books for sale at the Salem Witch Museum. There are nice images of the jackets of the books on these pages. Current listings, plus the following two special lists:

Research Guide To Some Materials on Witchcraft at the Connecticut State Library [Link #84]
From the site: "The following is a bibliography of general materials on witchcraft available at the Connecticut State Library. While not exhaustive, it should help researchers formulate successful strategies for consulting materials dealing with witches and witchcraft."

The Crucible at Amazon.com [Link #103]
You can order copies of The Crucible over the Internet through this site. Prices do not include shipping. Price and availability from Amazon.com are subject to change:

17th c. Witchcraft Accusations by Margo Burns [Link #124]
A list of the basic information for over 200 people who were accused of witchcraft in 17th-century New England.

Early Modern Paleography [Link #347]
A seminar on reading early modern English handwritining (think Shakespeare and King Henry VIII). "Paleography" is the study of old handwriting.

Toolkit for Elizabethan History [Link #348]
A site with info about dates, weights, mesaures, money, etc. used in Elizabethan England, and by extension, often used in the British colonies in America in the 17th century. From the site: "This is more of an idea for a site, based on a handout that I made for a palaeography module"

Selected Secondary Bibliography on Puritanism in New England by Donna M. Campbell, Washington State University [Link #351]
A short bibliography of commentary about Puritanism in 17th century New England.

Deciphering Old Handwriting by Sabina J. Murray [Link #345]
A rudimentary on-line tutorial on how to read old hanwriting.

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