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SALEM WITCHCRAFT: COMPRISING MORE WONDERS OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD.

Fowler, Samuel Page; Calef, Robert; Mather, Cotton


Item #: 12256
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2005.

Subjects: CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION, RELIGION/THEOLOGY & THE LAW, WOMEN & THE LAW

This volume collects two important early accounts of theinfamous Salem witchcraft trials based on primary sources.Published in 1693, Wonders of the Invisible World by CottonMather is an account of selected trials written at therequest of the judges, who wished to address claims ofimpropriety. Though he believed in witchcraft, Mather wascritical of the judges' conduct when the trials were under-way. After reading the transcripts, however, he concludedthat the verdicts rested on ample evidence according to thestandards of English and American law. Published in 1700,More Wonders of the Invisible World, Or The Wonders of theInvisible World Displayed by Robert Calef attacked Mather'saccount...Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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