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Ali Salem (b. 1936)

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Bridges over Troubled Water: A Comparative Study of Jews, Arabs, and Palestinians By Dahlia Moore and Salem Aweiss Praeger, 2004. 237 pages. $97.95 (cloth)

Deborah Salem

Elaine G. Breslaw. Tituba, Reluctant Witch of Salem: Devilish Indians and Puritan Fantasies. (The American Social Experience Series, number 35.) New York: New York University Press. 1996. Pp. xxv, 243. $24.95

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“From New England to the Great Salt Lake: The Mormon Legacy of Faith.” Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970

GRAVES, Dr Peter Charles (born 1943), Senior Minister, Centenary United Methodist Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2009–11

HUBBELL, Henry Salem (1870 - 1949), Painter

In Salem dwelt a Glorious King

In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692. By Mary Beth Norton. (New York: Knopf, 2002. 436 pp. $30.00, isbn 0-375-40709-X.)

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LEHMANN, Karl Ernest Rodolphe Heinrich or Henri Salem (1814 - 1882), Painter

Lincoln's New Salem

The Long and Short of Salem Witchcraft: Chronology and Collective Violence in 1692

MÜLLER-SALEM, Julius (born 1865), Painter, designer

Not to Hell but to Salem

Peter Charles Hoffer. The Devil's Disciples: Makers of the Salem Witchcraft Trials. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 1996. Pp. xx, 279. $29.95

Peter Salem (1750—1816)

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A city and port in NE Massachusetts, north of Boston, which in 1692 was the scene of a notorious series of witchcraft trials. Initially three women were accused by a number of children of having bewitched them; ultimately 19 people were hanged, and many others imprisoned. Arthur Miller's play The Crucible (1952) uses the story of the mass hysteria which developed as an illustration of the phenomenon of McCarthyism.

In the Bible (Genesis 14:18) Salem is a place-name understood to be another name for Jerusalem and to mean ‘peace’. It was later (chiefly in the nineteenth century) adopted by Methodists, Baptists, and others as the name of a particular chapel or meeting-house, and thus was sometimes used as a synonym for a nonconformist chapel.

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