"Gretchen Adams offers an exciting, informative look at the evolution of America's response to the Salem witch trials and the ways in which the events of 1692 provided a template for the shaping and reshaping of cultural narrations about matters as diverse as the debates over slavery, Mormonism, Catholicism, and the very meaning of America. This book offers an important contribution to American cultural history."
-Bernard Rosenthal,
Binghamton University

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

The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America is available now from the University of Chicago Press.

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Professor Adams speaks at the Boston Athenaeum