A delusion of Satan : the full story of the Salem witch trials /

A study of the Salem witch trials applies contemporary psychology to the hysteria of the late 1600s, analyzing the Puritan mind and linking the trials to the "witch hunts" of the twentieth century.

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Main Author: Hill, Frances, 1943-
Other Authors: Armstrong, Karen, 1944-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Da Capo Press, 2002.
Edition:2nd Da Capo Press ed.
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Main Author:Hill, Frances, 1943-
Summary:A study of the Salem witch trials applies contemporary psychology to the hysteria of the late 1600s, analyzing the Puritan mind and linking the trials to the "witch hunts" of the twentieth century.

This acclaimed history illuminates the horrifying episode of Salem with visceral clarity, from those who fanned the crisis to satisfy personal vendettas to the four-year-old "witch" chained to a dank prison wall in darkness till she went mad. Antonia Fraser called it "a grisly read and an engrossing one."

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General Notes:"With a new preface by the author"--Cover.
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, c1995.
Physical Description:xviii, 269 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., 1 geneal. table, 1 map ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-255) and index.
ISBN:0306811596
9780306811593
Author Notes:

Frances Hill, an accomplished journalist and novelist, has written The Salem Witch Trials Reader and A Delusion of Satan . She lives in London.

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