Emerson W. Baker is a prominent author known for his brilliant contributions to the realm of historical literature. Throughout his career, he has stood as an authority in early American history earning him a distinct reputation as an accomplished scholar. As an author, Baker's work encompasses both rigorous academic texts and accessible historical narratives, greatly providing insight into the 17th century North America and New England's Salem Witch Trials.
Baker received a Bachelor's degree from Bates College, and continued his educational journey at the College of William and Mary where he attained a Master of Arts, and subsequently at the University of Maine where he earned his Ph.D. He currently holds a distinguished position as a professor in History and former dean at the Salem State University.
His notable works such as "A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and The American Experience" and "The Devil of Great Island: Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England" have illuminated the complexities of early American life and witchcraft fears. Baker’s unquestionable proficiency in his field alongside his contribution as a consultant for museums, film productions, and public history initiatives make him a compelling subject in historical academia.