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Cambridge University Press

English - 306 pages - ISBN-10: 0521558204 - ISBN-13: 9780521558204

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Salem Story engages the story of the Salem witch trials through an analysis of the surviving primary documentation and juxtaposes that against the way in which our culture has mythologized the events of 1692. Salem Story examines a variety of individual motives that converged to precipitate the witch hunt. The book also examines subsequent mythologies that emerged from the events of 1692. Of the many assumptions about the Salem Witch Trials, the most persistent one remains that they were precipitated by a circle of hysterical girls. Through an analysis of what actually happened, through reading the primary material, the emerging story shows a different picture, one where "hysteria" inappropriately describes the events and where accusing males as well as females participated in strategies of accusation and confession that followed a logical, rational pattern.

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Sarah Demotte

This is one of the best books that I have read so far in my life. You won't be disappointed.

Demotte Cunningham

Good book this is my3 time read it love

Samantha Anderson

Incredible This book took over my life and I could not put it down.

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