Judge Sewall's Apology by Richard Francis
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Judge Sewall's Apology
By Richard Francis

Judge Sewall's Apology

The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of an American Conscience annotated edition

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Judge Sewall's Apology by Richard Francis

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The Salem witch hunt has entered our vocabulary as the very essence of injustice. Judge Samuel Sewall presided at these trials, passing harsh judgment on the condemned. But five years later, he publicly recanted his guilty verdicts and begged for forgiveness. This extraordinary act was a turning point not only for Sewall but also for America's nascent values and mores.In Judge Sewall's Apology, Richard Francis draws on the judge's own diaries, which enables us to see the early colonists not as grim ideologues, but as flesh-and-blood idealists, striving for a new society while coming to terms with the desires and imperfections of ordinary life. Through this unsung hero of the American conscience -- a Puritan, an antislavery agitator, a defender of Native American rights, and a Utopian theorist -- we are granted a fresh perspective on a familiar drama.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007163632
ISBN-10: 0007163630
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 136mm x 19mm)
Pages: 412
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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