The Devil in Massachusetts: a modern inquiry into the Salem witch trials
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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She had petitioned that the testimony sworn against her by Sarah Churchill, Mary
Warren, John Best be stricken from the record as "altogether false and untrue,"
and that "my life not be taken away by such false evidence." But though she ...
the official record of the examination in the Essex Institute. The latter is far longer
than Lawson's record, but though it is in substantial agreement, it omits some
picturesque details such as the "gospel witch" episode. Martha was repeatedly ...
29; the records of her private examinations in prison on April 21, May 2, and May
12 are from Woodward, I, pp. 124-133. (Originals: ECA, SW, I, pp. 29-31.) 6.
Sarah Ingersoll's report on Sarah Churchill is in Woodward, I, p. 14. CHAPTER
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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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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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