A Storm Of Witchcraft Summary

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The author of A Storm of Witchcraft, Emerson W. Baker is a well known historian, archaeologist, and professor at Salem State University. In addition to receiving a Ph.D. in History from the College of William and Mary, an M.A. in History from University of Maine, and a B.A. in History from Bates College, Baker has also received many commendations and awards for his work. Among those awards, he has earned a membership in the Colonial Society of Massachusetts and was honored with the Maine Historical Society’s Neil Allen Award. Baker has also been the Chairman of Salem State University’s Archaeological Advisory Committee since 1990, and he has been the Chair for Maine Cultural Affairs Council since 2000. Baker has also written four other books, Devil of Great Island, New England Knight, American Beginnings, and Clarke & Lake Co. A Storm of Witchcraft shows the strife of the American people during the late 1600s concurring with the Salem Witch Trials beginning in 1692. This book goes into depth about the death of the nineteen people convicted and suspected as witches, and the lives of the people surrounding them. Additionally, the setting of A Storm of Witchcraft focuses around the New England and Massachusetts area. …show more content…

The author wrote about this specific subject because of his profession, where he lives, and to clarify any confusions about the actual events of the Salem Witch Trials. The author wrote about the specific people and places mentioned in the book to establish the events of the trial through more than one point of view. By using an unprecedented format for writing, and by retelling the accounts of different people, places, and how they compare, Baker established a sense of confident understanding for his readers to

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  • Describes emerson w. baker as a well-known historian, archaeologist, and professor at salem state university.
  • Analyzes how a storm of witchcraft shows the strife of the american people during the late 1600s concurring with the salem witch trials beginning in 1692.
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