Witchcraft at Salem

By Chadwick Hansen,

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Trial documents and contemporary narratives are used in this discussion of the practice of witchcraft in seventeenth-century New England.

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While I do not agree with all of the author’s conclusions, this book showed me the prevalence of folk-charms in the culture, as well as the psychological reactions humans have to stress that could explain some of what happened with the “bewitched.”

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