What Law Library would be complete without contemporary accounts of famous trials? Certainly not the D’Angelo Law Library. And, in the spirit of the season, here are some not-to-be-missed titles:
What happened in Salem? Documents pertaining to the seventeenth-century witchcraft trials. Young Goodman Brown [by] Nathaniel Hawthorne [and] A mirror for witches [by] Esther Forbes.
Author / Creator: Levin, David, 1924-, Edition: 2d ed.
Imprint: New York, Harcourt, Brace 
Subject: Trials (Witchcraft) — Massachusetts — Salem Salem (Mass.)
URL for this record: http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/859705
D’Angelo Law, Bookstacks, Call No. BF1575.L40 1960
Salem-village witchcraft; a documentary record of local conflict in colonial New England. Edited by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum.
Author / Creator: Boyer, Paul S. , 416 p. illus. 23 cm.
Subjects:Witchcraft — Massachusetts — Salem. Trials (Witchcraft) — Massachusetts — Salem. Salem (Mass.) — History — Sources.
URL for this record: http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/2640607
D’Angelo South Annex, Request from Storage, Call No. KA653.B75
Records of Salem witchcraft, copied from the original documents. [Compiled by W. Elliot Woodward]
New York : Da Capo Press, 1969. Description: 2 v. in 1. 24 cm.
Subject: Witchcraft — Massachusetts — Salem — History — Sources.
URL for this record: http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/2654401
D’Angelo South Annex, Request from Storage, Call No. KA653.Z9S24
Or from the lips of the inestimable Reverend Cotton Mather himself:
The wonders of the invisible world being an account of the tryals of several vvitches, lately excuted [!] in New England : and of several remarkable curiosities therein occurring : together with, I. Observations upon the nature, the number, and the operations of the devils. II. A short narrative of a late outrage committed by a knot of witches in Swede-land, very much resembling, and so far explaining, that under which New-England has laboured. III. Some councels directing a due improvement of the terrible things lately done by the unusual and amazing range of evil-spirits in New-England. IV. A brief discourse upon those temptations which are the more ordinary devices of Satan / by Cotton Mather ; published by the special command of his excellency the govenour [!] of the province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England.
Author / Creator: Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728.
Imprint: Printed first, at Bostun [!] in New-England ; and reprinted at London : for John Dunton, 1693.
Description:2 p.l., -98 (i.e. 106) p., 1 l. (sig. 2 l., not signed, A-K4, L-R2) ; 21 cm.
Subject: Witchcraft — New England.
URL for this record: http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8662476
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And one more compilation of contemporary accounts:
More wonders of the invisible world, or, The wonders of the invisible world displayed in five parts : to which is added a postscript relating to a book entitled, The life of Sir William Phips / collected by Robert Calef.
Author / Creator: Calef, Robert, 1648-1719.
Imprint: [Buffalo, NY] : William S. Hein & Co., 
Series: HeinOnline world trials, World trials library.
Subjects: Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728. Pietas in patriam. , Mather, Cotton, 1663-1728. Wonders of the invisible world. , Parris, Samuel, 1653-1720. , Phips, William, Sir, 1651-1695. , Rule, Margaret. , Witchcraft — New England — Cases.
URL for this record: http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8523883
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