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The Specter of Salem free pdf In "The Specter of Salem", Gretchen A. Adams reveals the many ways that the Salem witch trials loomed over the American collective memory from the Revolution to the Civil War and beyond. Schoolbooks in the 1790s, for example, evoked the episode to demonstrate the new nation's progress from a disorderly and brutal past to a rational present, while critics of new religious movements in the 1830s cast them as a return to Salem-era fanaticism, and during the Civil War southerners evoked witch burning to criticize Union tactics. Shedding new light on the many, varied American invocations of Salem, Adams ultimately illuminates the function of collective memories in the life of a nation.

About Gretchen A. Adams

Gretchen A. Adams is associate professor of history at Texas Tech University.

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Author : Gretchen A. Adams
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Data Published : 01 October 2010
ISBN : 0226005437
EAN : 9780226005430
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 0-1 years
Language : English
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