Cotton Mather

1663 - 1728

“Ah! destructive Ignorance, what shall be done to chase thee out of the World!”

“Our opportunities to do good are our talents.”


For a brief biographical sketch, please click on the following source:

Fire and Ice: Puritan and Reformed Writings

An annotation and excerpt from Mather's The Wonders of the Invisible World: Digital History

Additional Writings of Cotton Mather: The Cotton Mather Home Page

Douglas O. Linder, Famous American Trials Website: The Salem Witch Trials

University of Virginia: Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive

National Geographic Salem Trials Interactive