The Devil Discovered

The Devil Discovered

Salem Witchcraft 1692

Book - 1991
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Three centuries ago in Puritan Massachusetts nearly 200 people were imprisoned, 20 were executed, and eight died in jail during a year of mounting terror. As Robinson shows, a small group of men in Salem Village started the witch hunt as a personal vendetta, after which, with the collusion of high office holders in Boston, the scope of the trials was extended to uphold rigid Puritan religious and moral codes in an age of dawning scientific enlightenment. Fascinating. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Hippocrene Books, c1991
ISBN: 9780870520099
Branch Call Number: 974.402 ROB
Characteristics: xvii, 382 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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