A Quest for Security is the first book-length biography of Samuel Parris, the man who led the 1692 struggle against the scourge of witchcraft. While an examination of Samuel Parris's actions reveals his crucial part in the witchcraft crisis, this biography also serves as a reminder of the concern of early Americans to sustain economic independence for their families. Fully documented with endnotes and featuring a complete bibliography of primary and secondary works, this volume fills a noticeable gap in the literature on Salem witchcraft.
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The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Inquiry into the Salem Witch Trials By Marion L. Starkey Alfred A. Knopf, 1949
Understanding The Crucible: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents By Claudia Durst Johnson; Vernon E. Johnson Greenwood Press, 1998
Bewitched and Bewildered: Salem Witches, Empty Factories, and Tourist Dollars By Weir, Robert E. Historical Journal of Massachusetts, Vol. 40, No. 1/2, Summer 2012
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The Freedom of Speech By Stevens, John Paul The Yale Law Journal, Vol. 102, No. 6, April 1993
Spaced out - and Other Delusions: Gullible Travelers By Bernays, Anne The Nation, Vol. 258, No. 25, June 27, 1994
A History of Hysteria By Whitfield, Stephen J. The New Leader (Online), Vol. 91, No. 5, September/October 2008
Witchcraft Lore Draws All Kinds to Salem By Noto, Melanie The Washington Times (Washington, DC), October 31, 2000
A Change of Heart in Salem, Mass By Kehe, Marjorie The Christian Science Monitor, October 9, 2007