Fowler, Samuel P., Editor. Salem Witchcraft; Comprising an ext Wonders the the Invisible World. Gathered by Robert Calef; and Wonders of the Invisible World, By noodle Mather; along with Notes and also Explanations. Initially published: Salem, Mass.: H.P. Ives and also A.A. Smith, 1861. Xxi, <22>-450 pp. Reprinted 2005, 2014 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774624; ISBN-10: 1584774622. Hardcover. New. $34.95 * This volume collects two important early accounts that the well known Salem witchcraft trials based upon primary sources. Released in 1693, wonders of the Invisible human being by cotton Mather is an account the selected trials composed at the inquiry of the judges, who wished to resolve claims of impropriety. Though he thought in witchcraft, Mather was an important of the judges" conduct once the trials were underway. After analysis the transcripts, however, he concluded the the verdicts rest on ample evidence according to the requirements of English and American law. Published in 1700, an ext Wonders of the Invisible World, Or The wonders of the Invisible civilization Displayed by Robert Calef struck Mather"s account. Skeptical around the presence of witchcraft, he said for the unjust of the trials and suggested, moreover, that Mather affected the judges and public opinion. A well-documented and devastating account, it to be the very first important publishing to present that the trials were a heritage of justice. SAMUEL F. FOWLER <1800-1888> was a member that the Massachusetts constitutional Convention organized in Boston in 1853. That is the author of one account the the life, character, &c., the the Rev. Samuel Parris, the Salem Village, and also of his link with the witchcraft reticulum of 1692 (1857). Fowler"s library was well-known for its breadth of works related to witchcraft and American history. Cotton MATHER <1662-1728>, the child of increase Mather, take it over because that his dad as minister of the Old phibìc Church in Boston in 1685. Mather is known for his founding function in the Salem witchcraft trials. ROBERT CALEF <1648-1719>, a member that the Baptist Church in Boston, denounced the Salem witchcraft trials and also in certain criticized Mather"s zeal in fostering the trials.
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