Satan's Silence: Ritual Abuse and the Making of a Modern American Witch Hunt

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iUniverse, Jun 26, 2001 - Social Science - 336 pages
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Communities throughout the United States were convulsed in the 1980s and early 1990s by accusations, often without a shred of serious evidence, that respectable men and women in their midstmany of them trusted preschool teacherssecretly gathered in far reaching conspiracies to rape and terrorize children. In this powerful book, Debbie Nathan and Mike Snedeker examine the forces fueling this blind panic.

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SATAN'S SILENCE: Ritual Abuse and the Making of a Modern American Witch-Hunt

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A pull-no-punches exposă of the forces behind a nationwide wave of false charges of ritual child abuse. In the 1970s and 1980s popular culture was rife with rumors that America's children were ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Debbie Nathan is a nationally published journalist whose award-winning critiques of ritual sex abuse prosecutions appear in her essay collection, Women and Other Aliens. She lives in New York.

Michael Snedeker practices law in California. Author of a novel (Down in the Valley) and a handbook of prison law, he lives in Portland, Oregon.

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