Baker is a professor of History at Salem State University. He is the award-winning author of many works on the history of and archaeology of early Maine and New England, including A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience. He has served as an advisor for PBS-TV’s American Experience and Colonial House. He is a member of the Gallows Hill Project team who recently confirmed the witch trials execution site, and he has co-authored an iPhone app on the witchcraft crisis. He regularly tweets on the Salem witch trials and early New England history at @EmersonWBaker. Here is link to my review of "A Storm of Witchcraft in The Salem Gazette REVIEW: Family relations focus of new book on Salem Witch Trials
Baker ’76 Discusses Witchcraft Through Archaeological Evidence Photo from The Phillipian Phillips Andover Academy
Witchcraft experts Emerson "Tad" Baker and Brunonia Barry (far left and far right) with "The Witch" director Robert Eggers and actress Ana Taylor-Joy Photo from Greg Cwick article How Much Does 'The Witch' Get Right About Real Witchcraft?
“A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience” which sets the Salem Witch Trials in the broader context of American history from the seventeenth century to the present, and will also describe the recent confirmation of the site of the executions in 1692.
Baker also reveals the ways their legacy remains with us. He is a member of the Gallows Hill Project team who recently announced the recent confirmation of the site of the witch trial hangings in 1692. So he will also discuss this research and its significance.Press Coverage on Gallows Project
Boston Globe Researchers pinpoint site of Salem witch hangings
Boston Globe for his book release "The Devil of Great Island," A mystery? It must be witchcraft Book examines strange stone attacks of 1682
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Emerson Baker ’76 Discusses Witchcraft Through Archaeological Evidence