The Devil's Disciples: The Makers of the Salem Witchcraft Trials

The Devil's Disciples: The Makers of the Salem Witchcraft Trials

by Peter Charles Hoffer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801852015
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 04/24/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Peter Charles Hoffer is Research Professor of History at the University of Georgia and the author of numerous books on early American law and history, including the second edition of Law and People in Colonial America, also available from Johns Hopkins.

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxix
Prologue: Tituba1
Chapter 1Samuel Parris17
Chapter 2Salem Village39
Chapter 3Witchcakes60
Chapter 4Betty's People82
Chapter 5Accusations and Confessions102
Chapter 6The Diviners131
Chapter 7Trials154
Chapter 8Pardon179
Conclusion199
AppendixWhat's in a Name?
Tituba's Origins205
Notes211
Index271

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Timothy H. Breen

Hoffer offers us a balanced, smoothly written book which helps the reader understand how the judges and jury members framed the testimony of frightened and frightening young women. It is a bright, well-informed study.

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