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Author Hoffer, Peter Charles, 1944-

Title The devil's disciples : makers of the Salem witchcraft trials / Peter Charles Hoffer.

Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  133.4309744 H675d 1996    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xx, 279 pages ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-269) and index.
Contents Tituba -- Samuel Parris -- Salem Village -- Witchcakes -- Betty's people -- Accusations and confessions -- The diviners -- Trials -- Pardon.
Summary Using "a set of conversations--in taverns and courtrooms, at home and work--which took place among suspected witches, accusers, witnesses, and spectators," the author "offers a fresh look at the Salem outbreak based on recent studies of panic rumors, teen hysteria, child abuse, and intrafamily relations."--Jacket.
Subject Trials (Witchcraft) -- Massachusetts -- Salem.
Witchcraft -- Massachusetts -- Salem -- History -- 17th century.
Salem (Mass.) -- Social conditions.
Trials (Witchcraft) -- Massachusetts -- Salem.
Witchcraft -- history.
Social conditions (OCoLC)fst01919811
Trials (Witchcraft) (OCoLC)fst01156425
Witchcraft. (OCoLC)fst01176327
Massachusetts -- Salem. (OCoLC)fst01205839
Chronological Term 1600-1699
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0801852005 (acid-free paper)
9780801852008 (acid-free paper)
0801852013 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780801852015 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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