Resources — formative readings, documents, & primary sources
Bruce, Philip Alexander. Institutional History of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century. Vol 1. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1910.
Connecticut. The blue laws of Connecticut; taken from the code of 1650 and the public records of the colony of Connecticut previous to 1655, as printed in a compilation of the earliest laws and orders of the General Court of Connecticut, and from Dr. Lewis's book on Sunday legislation; also an extract from the constitution or civil compact adopted by the towns of Hartford, Windsor and Wethersfield in 1838-9, showing the Biblical basis of the colony legislation; with an account of the persecution of witches and Quakers in New England and some extracts from the blue laws of Virginia. New York: The Truth Seeker Company, 1899. Internet Archive.
Connecticut. Particular Court. Records of the Particular Court of Connecticut, 1639–1663. Hartford: Connecticut historical society, 1928.
Connecticut. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, Prior to the Union with New Haven Colony; May 1665. 1636–1665, 1:220. Hartford: Brown and Parsons, 1850. Internet Archive.
Ebright, Malcolm and Rick Hendricks. The Witches of Abiquiu: The Governor, the Priest, the Genízaro Indians, and the Devil. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006.
Federici, Silvia. Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation. Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 2004.
Games, Alison. Witchcraft in Early North America. Lanham: Rowman et Littlefield, 2010.
Grant, Matthew. Matthew Grant Diary. Diary. From Connecticut State Library, State Archives, RG 000 Classified Archives, 974.62 W76gra. jpg images of diary.
Grant, Matthew. Matthew Grant Diary. Transcript of Diary. From Connecticut State Library, F104.W7 G73 2008. pdf diary transcript.
Hackett, Charles Wilson, translation of original documents by Charmion Clair Shelby. Revolt of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and Otermín's Attempted Reconquest, 1680–1682. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1942. Internet Archive.
Hale, John. “A Modest Enquiry Into the Nature of Witchcraft” (1702). In Narratives of the Witchcraft Cases, 1648–1706. Edited by George Lincoln Burr, 399–432. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1914. Internet Archive.
Hendricks, Rick. "Juan De Onate, Diego de Vargas, and Hispanic Beginnings in New Mexico." In New Mexican Lives: Profiles and Historical Stories. Edited by Richard W. Etulain. Albuquerque: Published in cooperation with the UNM Center for the American West, University of New Mexico Press, 2002.
Hutchinson, Thomas. The History of the Colony of Massachusetts-Bay. Vol 1. Boston, New-England: Printed by Thomas & John Fleet at the Heart and crown in Cornhill, 1764–1828. HathiTrust.
Hutchinson, Thomas. The History of the Colony of Massachusetts-Bay. Vol 2. Boston, New-England: Printed by Thomas & John Fleet at the Heart and crown in Cornhill, 1764–1828. Internet Archive.
Lawson, Deodat. A Brief And True Narrative of Some Remarkable Passages Relating to Sundry Persons Afflicted by Witchcraft, In Salem Village: Which Happened From the Nineteenth of March, to the Fifth of April, 1692. Boston: Printed for Benjamin Harris and are to be sold at his shop, over-against the Old-Meeting-House, 1692. Internet Archive.
Maryland. Judgment Record, Provincial Court Proceedings, 1702, Pages 34–35, MSA SM20-22, SR2492.
Maryland. Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1648–1655, 3:306–8. Archives of Maryland Online.
Maryland. Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1659, 41:327–29. Archives of Maryland Online.
Massachusetts. Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England. Vol 2. Edited by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff. Boston: From the press of William White, printer to the Commonwealth, 1853. Internet Archive.
Massachusetts. Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England. Vol 3. Edited by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff. Boston: From the press of William White, printer to the Commonwealth, 1853. Internet Archive.
Mather, Cotton. Memorable Providences, Relating to Witchcrafts And Possessions: A Faithful Account of Many Wonderful And Surprising Things, That Have Befallen Several Bewitched And Possessed Persons In New-England. Boston: Printed at Boston in New-England by R[ichard] P[ierce] 1689. HathiTrust.
Mather, Increase. “An Essay for the Recording of Illustrious Providences” (1684). In Narratives of the witchcraft cases, 1648–1706. Edited by George Lincoln Burr, 399–432. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1914. Internet Archive.
Moore, George Henry. Final Notes on Witchcraft in Massachusetts: A Summary Vindication of the Laws and Liberties Concerning Attainders. New York: The Author, 1885.
New Haven. Records of the colony or jurisdiction of New Haven, from May, 1653, to the union. Together with New Haven code of 1656. 1653–1664, 2:77–89. Hartford: Case, Lockwood, and Company, 1858. Internet Archive.
Parke, Francis Neal. “Witchcraft in Maryland,” in Maryland Historical Magazine (Vol. 31 No.4), 283.
Poole, William F. "Witchcraft in Boston." In The Memorial History of Boston: Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts. 1630–1880, Vol 2: The Provincial Period. Edited by Justin Winsor, 131–172. Boston: Ticknor and Company, 1881. Internet Archive.
Prince, Thomas. The Mather Papers. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1868. Internet Archive.
Ray, Benjamin and The University of Virginia. Salem Witch Trials: Documentary Archives and Transcription Project.
Roach, Marilynne K. The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-By-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege. New York: Cooper Square Press, 2002.
Robinson, Conway. Notes and excerpts from the records of Colonial Virginia, 1624–1689, including transcripts from the records of the General Court, and various county will and deed books. Compiled prior to 1860. Virginia Historical Society. MSS. Coll.
Rosenthal, Bernard, ed. Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Sewall, Samuel. Diary of Samuel Sewell 1674–1729. Vol 1. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1878. Internet Archive.
"Unknown & Greensmith: 1692" (1692). Brown Archival & Manuscript Collections Online. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library.
Winthrop, John. Original Narratives of Early American History: Winthrop's Journal, "History of New England," 1630–1649. Edited by James Kendall Hosmer. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1908. Internet Archive.