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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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The Putnam family tree
  • Preface
  • Sowing the dragon's teeth
  • A witch cake
  • The hand of Satan
  • The nightmare of a religion
  • New England night-birds
  • A thing like a man
  • Brother against brother
  • Church of Putnam
  • "As breath into the wind"
  • The yellow bird
  • Secret enemies
  • Diabolical malice
  • One of you is a devil
  • Apparitions of a hundred persons
  • A black man with an hat
  • Into the unknown
  • A wheel within a wheel
  • Such horrid lies
  • A bold fellow with his hat on
  • Loud cries and clamours
  • Full of grief
  • The hanging tree
  • "I know I must die"
  • Satan's desire
  • The guilt of innocent blood
  • Epilogue
  • Key persons involved
  • Chronology
  • The Salem witch-hunt death toll.