'A collection of electronic texts originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820.' Click on Archive, then Advanced Search to search by other criteria such as geographic location, time period, genre, or full-text search. The Gateway page links to texts both within the archive and on other internet sites.
The earliest texts in this comprehensive collection on witchcraft date from the 15th century and the latest are from the early 20th century. The majority of the material concerns the 16th to 18th centuries, the so-called "classic period." In addition to these classic texts, the collection includes anti-persecution writings, works by penologists, legal and church documents, exposs of persecutions, and philosophical writings and transcripts of trials and exorcisms.