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

A 17th Century Colonial New England Bibliography

This is a sometimes-annotated bibliography of the books in my personal reference library as I research 17th century colonial New England. There are a lot about the Salem witch-hunt, Puritan thought, and Anglo-Indian contact, but also a few odds and ends that make sense to me to have on hand. Please note: I do not lend books. To anyone. Most of these titles can be borrowed from any good public or university library. If you want to purchase a copy of any of these titles, I have included direct links to Amazon.com for all but a handful of out-of-print or hard-to-find local imprint titles. To print out the whole bibliography, please use the printer-friendly version to save paper.

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Abbot | Axtell | Begiebing | Boyer | Breitwieser | Briggs | Carlson | Cronon | Demos | Earhart
Francis | Gildrie | Greven | Hall | Hill | Jackson | Kramer | Lockridge | Mather | Miller
Nevins | Powell | Robinson | Rowlandson | Sewall | Starkey | Thompson | VanDerBeets | Weisman | Winslow

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  1. Francis, Richard. Judge Sewall's Apology: The Salem Withc Trials and the Forming of an American Conscience. Harper: New York. 2005. Order from Amazon.com

  2. Gallay, Alan. The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717. Yale University Press: New Haven, Ct. 2002. Order from Amazon.com

    Winner of the Bancroft Prize in American History for 2003
  3. Gardner, Richard A.. Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited. Creative Therapeutics: Cresskill, NJ. 1991. Order from Amazon.com

  4. Garrett, Clarke. Spirit Possession and Popular Religion: From the Camisards to the Shakers. Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD. 1987. Order from Amazon.com

  5. Geis, Gilbert, and Bunn, Ivan. A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth-centruy Witchcrcaft Prosecution. Routledge: New York. 1997. Order from Amazon.com

    A study of the 1662 trial at Bury St. Edmonds, England, of two women accused of witchcraft.
  6. Geis, Gilbert, and Ivan Bunn. A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth-century Witchcraft Prosecution. Routledge: New York. 1997. Order from Amazon.com

    A study of the 1662 Lowestoft witchcraft trials at Bury St. Edmonds, England, well-known to the participants in the Salem witchcraft trials thirty years later.
  7. Gibson, Marion, ed.. Witchcraft and Society in England and America, 1550-1750. Cornell University Press: Ithaca, NY. 2003. Order from Amazon.com

    A collection of period documents on the subject, with introductory materials. Includes literature as well as legal texts.

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