Bibliographic Details

The specter of Salem : remembering the witch trials in nineteenth-century America / Gretchen A. Adams.

Author / Creator Adams, Gretchen A.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 223 pages)
Language English
Subject Witchcraft -- Massachusetts -- Salem -- History -- 19th century.
Trials (Witchcraft) -- Massachusetts -- Salem -- History -- 19th century.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Magick Studies.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Witchcraft & Wicca.
Social conditions
Trials (Witchcraft)
Salem (Mass.) -- Social conditions.
Massachusetts -- Salem.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 9780226005423
Digital file characteristics data file
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-215) and index.
Summary As critics of McCarthyism derided the period's anti-Communist campaign as a "witch hunt," the 1950s Broadway drama The Crucible underscored the link between contemporary political investigations and the 1692 Salem witch trials. The Specter of Salem reveals that this twentieth-century cultural moment, often cited as marking the emergence of such associations, actually followed a long and colorful history of appeals to American memories of the witch trials. From the American Revolution through the nineteenth century, Gretchen Adams demonstrates, this collective memory loomed large in public life.
Other form Print version: Adams, Gretchen A. Specter of Salem. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008 9780226005416 0226005410
Standard no. 9786612004728