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In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2004

    Hung and crushed in the name of religion

    This is a very interesting revisitation / reexamination of the Salem / Andover witch trials, tying the witch 'sightings' in with the 'Indian Wars' of Maine from that time period. I enjoyed the details furnished by Prof. Norton's meticulous research. Norton helps us remember the names and faces of those persons unjustly hung and crushed in the name of religion. She also follows through on the later lives of those saved from the gallows and of the false accusers. A very good history of a dark period in American history.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2011

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    Very Well Researched

    Out of thousands of titles that show no true research and are packed with assumptions, its great to have one that is factual and well researched.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2004

    While unique, Norton misses the epicenter of causation

    Norton emerses the reader into a 308-page ridiculously detailed chronological report of the now infamous Salem witch trials. while unique, and certainly well researched, I believe that in the end, the intended revolutionary message was lost in a sea of facts and unrelated facets. However, for one who wishes to study what transgressed in Salem in 1692, this is your Bible. In the end, In the Devil's Snare is a wonderful piece of research, yet lacks gravity.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2003

    If you are into Witchcraft or the history of it, READ THIS BOOK!

    This book is very interesting. it has a lot of facts, and shows what the Salem Witch Trials were all about. I dont want to say anymore because i dont want to spoil it for the reader, but take a strangers word for it. it is very good!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2007

    Very thought provoking and emotionally moving

    Historical accounting from beginning to end of the Salem tragedy. Explains the why, who, when and how of the whole situation - I felt a host of emotions while reading this book. Makes you feel glad you were not living in Salem at the time! This is an extremely interesting and important part of American history and shows just what can happen when our imaginations and fears get the best of us.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2005

    Dying In The Name Of Witchcraft...

    An interesting introspective into the Salem Witch Trials. Personally, I have various books of this subject matter as well as the murderous rampage in europe in the 14th-16th century. Know your history or you will be doomed to repeat it.....

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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