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The witches : suspicion, betrayal, and hysteria in 1692 Salem / Stacy Schiff.

Schiff, Stacy, (author.).
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Franklin Co PL Dist. - Brookville PL TEEN 133.4 SCH (Text) 38217000701306 Teen Nonfiction In process -
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Laurel PL TEEN 133.4 SCH (Text) 36241000455269 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316200592
  • ISBN: 031620059X
  • ISBN: 9780316200608
  • ISBN: 0316200603
  • Physical Description: xvi, 496 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits, facsimiles ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Back Bay trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, [2016]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The diseases of astonishment -- That old deluder -- The working of wonders -- One of you is a devil -- The wizard -- A suburb of hell -- Now they say there is above seven hundred in all -- In these hellish meetings -- Our case is extraordinary -- Published to prevent false reports -- That dark and mysterious season -- A long train of miserable consequences.
Summary, etc.:
An electrifying, fresh view of the Salem witch trials... Along with suffrage and Prohibition, the Salem witch trials represent one of the few moments when women played the central role in American history. Drawing masterfully on the archives, Stacy Schiff introduces us to the strains on a Puritan adolescent's life and to the authorities whose delicate agendas were at risk. She illuminates the demands of a rigorous faith, the vulnerability of settlements adrift from the mother country, perched -- at a politically tumultuous time -- on the edge of what a visitor termed a 'remote, rocky, barren, bushy, wild-woody wilderness.' With devastating clarity, the textures and tensions of a colonial life emerge; hidden patterns subtly, startlingly detach themselves from the darkness. Schiff brings early American anxieties to the fore to align them brilliantly with our own. In an era of religious provocations, crowdsourcing, and invisible enemies, this enthralling story makes more sense than ever.
Subject: Witchcraft > Massachusetts > Salem > History > 17th century.
Women > Massachusetts > Salem > History > 17th century.
Trials (Witchcraft) > Massachusetts > Salem > 17th century.
Salem (Mass.) > History > Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.

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