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

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Although I don't agree with Starkey on many points, The Devil in Massachusetts makes a good point at which to begin one's reading about Salem. It is interested in forming a narrative of the witch ... Read full review

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

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This book was pretty good. It is a good example of two phenomenon that we still experience in America - Religious Fanaticism and Mass Hysteria. The rise of fundamentalism in the later part of the 20th ... 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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