This compelling volume focuses on the story of Andrew Pessin, a tenured philosophy professor at Connecticut College, who was accused by students and faculty of having “directly condoned the extermination of a people” based on a deliberate misreading of his 2015 Facebook post on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Salem on the Thames captures the events as they unfolded and discusses topics such as Western sentiments concerning Israeli-Palestinian relations, academics and free speech, antisemitism and diversity on the college campus, and social media and politics. The Pessin affair offers us a case study in a tendency towards “public shaming” reminiscent of the Salem witch trials that deeply compromises the integrity of academia.
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Salem Witchcraft is one of the most famous books published on the Salem Witch Trials. Author Charles Upham was a foremost scholar on the subject, as well as a Massachusetts senator. Only volume one of the series is included in this Anthology.
Public Choice Economics and the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria provides an economics perspective on the witchcraft episode, and adds to the growing body of work analyzing prominent historical events using the tools of economics.
Green K. Fountain Sr. was born in 1792 in North Carolina, the son of Henry Fountain and Lucretia Booth Fountain. He married Nancy Ann Lewis, the daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Lewis. He later died in Alabama. Their children included Elizabeth Mahala, Martha, Elizabeth Ann, John, Frances, Henry, Lewis, Green, Harriet, Samuel, Nancy, George and William. Other localities include South Carolina, Texas, Mississippi and Ohio.
In the mid-17th century, the Iroquois Confederacy launched a war for control of the burgeoning fur trade industry. These conflicts, known as the Beaver Wars, were among the bloodiest in North American history, and the resulting defeat of the Erie nation led to present-day Ohio's becoming devoid of significant, permanent Indian inhabitants. Only in the first quarter of the 18th century did tribes begin to tentatively resettle the area. This book details the story of the Beaver Wars, the subsequent Indian migrations into present Ohio, the locations and descriptions of documented Indian trails and settlements, the Moravian Indian mission communities in Ohio, and the Indians' forlorn struggles to preserve an Ohio homeland, culminating in their expulsion by Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act in 1830.
Nicholas Lobdell (b. before 1600-d. after 1648) was born in England. He married twice and came to America about 1635 and settled in Hingham, Massachusetts. A descendant, Esther Lobdell (1819-ca. 1874), married Daniel C. Rand in 1844. Descendants and relatives lived in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Ohio and elsewhere.