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

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Doubleday, 1969 - History - 310 pages
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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  - 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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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

A modern look at the Salem witch trials. First written in 1949, there is nothing about this book that feels dated except the typeface. The author writes history that reads like a novel, and even ... 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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