The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Inquiry Into the Salem Witch Trials

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A. A. Knopf, 1949 - History - 310 pages
This historical narrative of the Salem witch trials takes its dialogue from actual trial records but applies modern psychiatric knowledge to the witchcraft hysteria. Starkey's sense of drama also vividly recreates the atmosphere of pity and terror that fostered the evil and suffering of this human tragedy.

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User Review  - LilyRoseShadowlyn - LibraryThing

A new and refreshing look into the Salem Witch trials. Starkey creates a whirlpool that quickly sucks the reader into the hysteria and fear of the New World at a time when witchcraft was a legitimate ... Read full review

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User Review  - LibraryCin - LibraryThing

3.25 stars This book was originally published in 1949, and looks at the trials of the Salem witches in 1692. The book was pretty good. Unfortunately, it just didn't make me want to pick up the book ... Read full review


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Marion Lena Starkey was the author of numerous works of history. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Starkey worked as a newspaper editor for the Saugus Herald and taught at the Hampton Institute and at the University of Connecticut at New London.

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