A Witch in the Family: An Award-Winning Author Investigates His Ancestor's Trial and Execution

A Witch in the Family: An Award-Winning Author Investigates His Ancestor's Trial and Execution

by Stephen Hawley Martin

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A Witch in the Family: An Award-Winning Author Investigates His Ancestor's Trial and Execution by Stephen Hawley Martin

The author grew up in the shadow of an ancestor who was hanged for witchcraft. Historical evidence shows his seven-times great grandmother, Susannah North Martin, was a spirited, independent, and highly-capable woman who did not suffer fools well at a time when women were supposed to be submissive, and were regarded as second-class citizens.

But was she really a witch? Read this book and then decide.

Having a witch in the family caused Martin to see things differently from an early age. He realized people can be wrong though they may hold positions of authority and be regarded by others as experts. His skepticism is brought to bear on the 1692 Salem witch trials and the interpretations and explanations that followed. The result will open your eyes and may challenge your world view, which is why he cautions readers to be prepared for beliefs they take for granted to fall apart as they read this work. Get ready to experience a rare glimpse of reality that is worth far more than the price of his book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781892538444
Publisher: Oaklea Press, The
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Stephen Hawley Martin is the only two-time winner of the Writer's Digest Book Award for Fiction and is also the recipient of the Independent Press Award for Fiction. He has written and published four novels, five nonfiction books, and has edited many more. He, his wife and three school-age children live in Central Virginia and enjoy skiing, baseball, and football.

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