The devil in Massachusetts: a modern enquiry into the Salem witch trials

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Doubleday, 1969 - History - 310 pages
33 Reviews
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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A great insight into the Salem witch trials. - Goodreads
I found this book really hard to read. - Goodreads
Well written and well researched. - Goodreads
But I yearned for details, explanations, even theories. - Goodreads
Fascinating book, well researched, well told. - Goodreads
Easy to read and not overly cumbersome. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Cindy Dyson Eitelman - Goodreads

Well, darn. Fascinating book, well researched, well told. The author did her job well, pulling no stops and naming all names. She followed up, too--didn't just stop with the first witch hanged but ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Lynne - Goodreads

Given that this originally appeared in 1949, it might be ungenerous to label it as trite supposition, heavily reliant on emotive adjectives and conjecture as much research has been conducted into what ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments Preface
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THE EASIEST ROOM IN HELL
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n YOUNG PEOPLES CIRCLE
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Copyright

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