The Making of Salem: The Witch Trials in History, Fiction and Tourism (Paperback)Robin DeRosa (author)
Paperback 216 Pages / Published: 30/09/2009
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The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 are a case study in hysteria and group psychology, and the cultural effects still linger centuries later. This critical study examines original trial transcripts, historical accounts, fiction and drama, film and television shows, and tourist sites in contemporary Salem, challenging the process of how history is collected and recorded. Drawing from literary and historical theory, as well as from performance studies, the book offers a new definition of presenting history and uses Salem as a tool for rethinking the relationships between the truth and the stories people tell about the past.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 226 x 150 x 15 mm
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