b'58 PRIMARY SOURCES IN AMERICAN HISTORY: THEMES HistoryDefining Documents in American History: NEW! Fall 2024 DEFINING DOCUMENTS The Salem Witch TrialsIN AMERICAN HISTORY TheSalemThe Salem Witch Trials, which took place in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693, have Witchbecome indicative of mass hysteria, religious extremism, and false accusations occurring outside the Trialsfair and just rule of law. But what may not be as commonly known is that they were part of a wider phenomenon at the timea fear and prosecution of witchcraft stemming back to Europe in the 1400s that led to the deaths of upwards of 60,000 people, most of them women. In Europe, these witch-hunts were notably severe in the Holy Roman Empire, and reached a peak between 1560 and 1630, also occurring in Scotland and England, as well as other European nations to varying degrees. As the fervor in Europe began to wane in the latter half of the 17th century, the sentiment continued in the fringes and made its way to the New World, with the earliest documented execution for witchcraft occurring in Connecticut in 1647. Increasingly fearful and vitriolic rhetoric, publications attempting to prove the existence of witches and demons, and growing mass hysteria ledFREEto the dramatic and deadly events in Salem, in which more than 200 people were accused of witchcraft Online Access NEW!and more than 20 were put to death. FREEThis volume explores the development of witch-hunts in the New World, from early incidents in Connecticut to the major events in Salem, as well as precedents in Europe, and later cultural reverberations such as hysteria over perceived Satanic ritual abuse in the 1980s. 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Fall 2024 IN AMERICAN HISTORYWatergateWatergate HISTORYThe term Watergate has become synonymous with political corruption, intrigue and scandal, but what were the details of the events from 1972-1974 that led to the scandal becoming so well-known and climactic that it led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, and has echoed throughout the years ever since?From the events leading up to the wiretapping of the Democratic Partys headquarters in 1972, to the investigative reporting of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein and others that exposed the scandal to the general public, to Nixons eventual resignation after the smoking gun audiotape revealed the depthPRIMARY SOURCES IN AMERICAN HISTORY: THEMESof his involvement, the Watergate scandal dominated the American consciousness and added to a growing sense of public mistrust during the 1970s. Details of the scandal were further entrenchedwith the release of Woodward and Bernsteins non-fiction book All the Presidents Men (1974) and subsequent movie adaptation in 1976, as well as Nixons own infamous interview with British journalistFREEDavid Frost in 1977. It set the benchmark for scandals to come, with the -gate suffix becoming partOnline Access NEW!of popular culture in relation to naming other corrupt, generally political, events. FREEThis volume explores the development of the scandal, its exposure and aftermath, and lingering effect on American politics. Documents examined include articles, committee transcripts, legislative debates, speeches, historical accounts, court cases, and more.August 2024 | One Volume; 300 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-764-8 | Library Price: $175Defining Documents in American History: NEW! DEFINING DOCUMENTSIN AMERICAN HISTORYWorkers RightsWorkers RightsWorkers are the backbone of the American economy, as in all nations, but their rights regarding wages, working hours, working conditions, and more, have not always been guaranteed. These rights evolved VOLUME 1over time, with the advent of organized labor, and large-scale factors such as world wars and the effects of the Great Depression. As the burgeoning country was constructed, those workers soon rallied together and formed organizations such as the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmennow part of the International Brotherhood of Teamsterswhich ushered in the era of the union. By the early 1900s, strikes and labor unrest grew larger and more violent. WWI interrupted labor around the world, resulting in women entering the workforce for the first time, occupying roles traditionally held by men. The roaring 1920s saw a decline in union participation, which continued throughout the Great Depression of the 1930s, as many union members could not afford to pay their dues. That all changed, however, with the enactment of the National Industrial Recovery Act, which finally gave workers the right to organize into unions. These volumes explore the development of workers rights in the United StatesFREEfrom the countrys founding to the present. Documents examined include charters, constitutions, Online Access NEW!legislative debates, political speeches, historical accounts, court cases, disputes between unions and FREEgovernments, and more.October 2023 | Two Volumes; 724 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-408-1 | Library Price: $295GET ONLINE ACCESS(800) 221-1592 WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.salempress.com2023-467 Salem 2024 Catalog R8.indd 58 2023-12-19 2:03 PM'