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Murder and mayhem in Essex County / Robert Wilhelm.

Wilhelm, Robert. (Author).
Book Book (2011.)
Description: 125 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Publisher: Charleston, SC : History Press, 2011.
4 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 5 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction HV 6533 .M4 W55 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 974.45 WILHELM 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 364.1523/WILHELM (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Salem Collection * 364.1523/WILHELM/SAL.COLL. (Text to Phone) Library Use Only -
Winthrop Adult Nonfiction 974.45 Wil 2011 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781609494001
  • ISBN: 1609494008
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Her final journey: Newbury, 1636 -- Crime and punishment: Wenham/Ipswich, 1637 -- Goodwives and singlewomen: Essex County, 1638-1725 -- The devil in Essex County: 1692 -- The vengeance of Hannah Duston: Haverhill, 1697 -- John Adams for the defense: Boxford, 1769 -- Pirates of Essex County: 1657-1789 -- Pomp: Andover, 1795 -- Vengeful fire: Newburyport, 1820 -- "A most extraordinary case": Salem, 1830 -- Circumstantial evidence: Rockport, 1877, and Lynnfield, 1897 -- Driven by delusion: Lawrence, 1885 -- The beautiful Carrie Andrews: Essex, 1894 -- Breakheart Hill: Saugus, 1900.
Citation: Wilhelm, Robert. "Murder and mayhem in Essex County." Charleston, SC : History Press, 2011.
  • Arcadia Publishing
    The idea of a criminal record originated in the early seventeenth century when the magistrates of the Massachusetts Bay Colony began recording dates, places, victims and criminals. Despite, or perhaps because of, the strict code of the Puritans, some early settlers earned quite the rap sheet that landed them either in the stocks or at the end of a noose. With biting wit and an eye for the macabre, local author Robert Wilhelm traces the first documented cases of murder and mayhem in Essex County, Massachusetts. Discover the story of Hannah Duston's revenge on her Abenaki Indian captors, why the witchcraft hysteria hung over Salem and Andover and how Rachel Wall made her living as a pirate. Decide for yourself whether the accused are guilty or if history lends itself to something else entirely.

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