The Salem Witch Trials : A Day By Day Chronicle Of A Community Under Siege Essay

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The book I have chosen to write about is “The Salem Witch Trials: A Day by Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege” written by Marilynne K. Roach and published in 2002. Marilynne K. Roach is the president of the Historical Society of Watertown and a member of the Watertown Historical Commission board, she also is an active board member and a curator of the Salem Witch Museum. She has multiple books that have been published about the Salem and the trials that occurred in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. She also holds a fine arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art. Roach spent 20 years researching archival collections, and discovered that many recent books on the subject are either inaccurate or unsubstantiated about the trials. A lot of the information found in other books relating the trials from different authors use quotes from her works and they also use her as a reference/ source because of her profound studies on the subject along with her active role in the community and with the museum. Emerson W. Baker explained how important Roach’s book was to his research for his own book, “A Storm of Witchcraft”, stating: “I am in awe of her work, and as I have told her – I never could have written my book without her day by day chronicle.” “All lives are stories, and history is made of stories”-MKR, this quote makes you think that you of what you’ve done in and with your life and if it will have an impact alongside our history books. The events and

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