Satan's Silence: Ritual Abuse and the Making of a Modern American Witch Hunt (Google eBook)

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iUniverse, Jun 26, 2001 - Social Science - 1 pages
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Review: Satan's Silence: Ritual Abuse and the Making of a Modern American Witch Hunt

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A very thorough examination of the social and cultural context of the ritual abuse panic that swept the country in the 1980s. It also manages to navigate the difficult tightrope between two extremisms ... Read full review

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Christian Fundamentalist hysteria and the McMartin Preschool Trial. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Rumors of Evil
9
Satan Speaks
51
The Business of Ritual Abuse
105
Taming the Demon
219
Notes
255
Index
305
Copyright

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Communities throughout the United States were convulsed in the 1980s and early 1990s by accusations, often without a shred of serious evidence, that respectable men and women in their midstómany of them trusted preschool teachersósecretly gathered in far reaching conspiracies to rape and terrorize children. In this powerful book, Debbie Nathan and Mike Snedeker examine the forces fueling this blind panic.

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