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.
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
Greven, Philip J., Jr.. Four Generations: Population, Land, and Family in Colonial Andover, Massachusetts. Cornell University Press: Ithaca, NY. 1970. Order from Amazon.com
Grumet, Robert S., ed.. Northeastern Indian Lives, 1632-1816. University of Massachusetts Press: Amherst, MA. 1996. Order from Amazon.com
Guazzo, Francesco Maria. Compendium Maleficarum. The Montague Summers Edition. Reprinted fromn the 1929 edition. Dover: New York. 1988. Order from Amazon.com
First published in 1608, this collection was put together by a monk to give a comprehensive description of what withcraft was.
Hale, John. A Modest Enquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft. Facsimile reproduction of the 1702 edition. Danvers Historical Society: Danvers, MA. 1973. Order from Amazon.com
Hall, David D.. Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgement: Popular Religious Belief in Early New England
. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA. 1989. Order from Amazon.com
Hall, David D., ed.. Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England: A Documentary History 1638-1695. Second edition. Northeastern University Press: Boston. 1999. Order from Amazon.com
A collection of primary sources about the lesser-known, non-Salem witchcraft cases, with only 35 pages about the Salem cases.
Hall, David D., et al., eds.. Saints and Revolutionaries: Essays on Early American History. Norton: New York. 1984. Order from Amazon.com
Eleven essays about religion and mentality, law and politics, and culture, society and the Revolution.
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This page was last updated Feb. 15, 2009 by Margo Burns, .