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The Witches, Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff

The Witches, Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff

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The Witches, Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff is a 498-page hardcover published in 2015 by Little, Brown and Company and is a stated first edition.  The dust jacket and book are in very good condition.

Book Summary

The panic began early in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's niece began to writhe and roar. It's spread quickly, confounding the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, husbands accuse wives, parents and children one another. It ended less than a year later, but not before nineteen men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death.

Speaking loudly, adolescent girls stood at the center of the crisis. Along with suffrage and Prohibition, the Salem Witch Trials represent one of the few moments when women play the central role in American history. Drawing masterfully on the archives, Stacy Schiff introduces us to the strains on a Puritan adolescent's life and to the authorities whose delicate agendas were at risk. She illuminates the demands of rigorous faith, the vulnerability of settlements adrift from the mother country, perched at a politically tumultuous time on the edge of what a visitor termed a "remote rocky, barren, bushy, wild-woody wilderness. With devastating clarity, the textures and tensions of colonial life emerge hidden patterns subtly, startling detach themselves from the darkness. 

ISBN:  978-0-316-20060-8

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