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Publisher Description

The first book to explore the tragic personal lives of the leading players in Salem’s witchcraft frenzy *** Salem witchcraft will always have a magnetic pull on the American psyche. During the 1692 witch trials, more than 150 people were arrested. An estimated 25 million Americans—including author Diane Foulds—are descended from the twenty individuals executed. What happened to our ancestors? Death in Salem is the first book to take a clear-eyed look at this complex time, by examining the lives of the witch trial participants from a personal perspective.   Massachusetts settlers led difficult lives; every player in the Salem drama endured hardships barely imaginable today. Mercy Short, one of the “bewitched” girls, watched as Indians butchered her parents; Puritan minister Cotton Mather outlived all but three of his fifteen children. Such tragedies shaped behavior and, as Foulds argues, ultimately played a part in the witch hunt’s outcome. A compelling “who’s who” to Salem witchcraft, Death in Salem profiles each of these historical personalities as it asks: Why was this person targeted?

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2013
August 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Globe Pequot
SELLER
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
SIZE
4.6
MB