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In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692

In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692

by Mary Beth Norton

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780375706905
Pages: 448
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 12 Mb
Date posting: 2020-04-02
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Award-winning historian Mary Beth Norton reexamines the Salem witch trials in this startlingly original, meticulously researched, and utterly riveting study. In 1692 the people of Massachusetts were living in fear, and not solely of satanic afflictions. Horrifyingly violent Indian attacks had all but emptied the northern frontier of settlers, and many traumatized refugees—including the main accusers of witches—had fled to communities like Salem. Meanwhile the colony’s leaders, ...