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The Devil In Massachusetts


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Author : MARION L. STARKEY
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1949

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The Devil In Massachusetts


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Author : Marion L. Starkey
language : en
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Release Date : 2018-12-05

The Devil In Massachusetts written by Marion L. Starkey and has been published by Pickle Partners Publishing this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2018-12-05 with History categories.


This dramatic and deeply moving book combines a narrative that has the pace and excitement of a novel, a timeless portrait of bigotry and a self-righteousness, and an authentic history of the Salem witch trials. It stands alone in applying modern psychiatric knowledge to the witchcraft hysteria. Nearly three hundred years ago the fate of Massachusetts was delivered into the hands of a pack of young girls. Because of the fantasies and hysterical antics of unbalanced teenagers, decent men and women were sent to the gallows. Medical science that day had no better explanation than “the evil eye”; and so Massachusetts was precipitated into a reign of terror that did not end until the highest in the land had been accused of witchcraft—ministers, a judge, the Governor’s lady. One by one were brought to the gallows such diverse personalities as a decent grandmother; a rakish, pipe-smoking female tramp; a plain farmer who thought only to save his wife from molestation; a lame old man whose toothless gums did not deny expression to a very salty vocabulary. But from the very beginning some fought the hysteria, pitting sanity against insanity, and eventually forced the community to atone for its tragic error. Written with sly humor, much of the book reads like a novel. In the end, one is pretty sure what was wrong with Cotton Mather, the august judges, and the tormented young girls. “The Devil in Massachusetts is a vivid and compassionate reconstruction of the Salem witchcraft hysteria. Marion Starkey has written history which illustrates the past and at the same time packs and important contemporary moral.”—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. “It is certainly a ‘one sitting’ sort of book, with the dramatic appeal of the well-told story and the significances of good human history.”—Gerald Warner Brace “A fresh and full narration...of one of the most lurid, pitiful and deeply significant episodes in American history....”—Odell Shepard



The Devil In Massachusetts


The Devil In Massachusetts
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Author : Marion L. Starkey
language : en
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release Date : 1969-08-05

The Devil In Massachusetts written by Marion L. Starkey and has been published by National Geographic Books this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1969-08-05 with History categories.


This historical narrative of the Salem witch trials takes its dialogue from actual trial records but applies modern psychiatric knowledge to the witchcraft hysteria. Starkey's sense of drama also vividly recreates the atmosphere of pity and terror that fostered the evil and suffering of this human tragedy.



Devil In Massachusetts


Devil In Massachusetts
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Author : Marion Lena Starkey
language : en
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Release Date : 1969-06-01

Devil In Massachusetts written by Marion Lena Starkey and has been published by Turtleback Books this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1969-06-01 with History categories.


A history and psychological interpretation of Salem witchcraft in 1692



The Devil In Massachusetts


The Devil In Massachusetts
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Author : Marion Lena Starkey
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1961

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The Devil In Massachusetts


The Devil In Massachusetts
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Author : Marion Lena Starkey
language : en
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Release Date : 1963

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The Devil In Massachusetts


The Devil In Massachusetts
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Author : Marion L. Starkey
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2019-11-09

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2019 Reprint of 1950 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. Motivated in part by the question of how the Holocaust could have happened, Starkey delved into the Salem archives to explore the underpinnings of an earlier American tragedy: the Salem Witch Trials. Working from court records, she created a psychological portrait tracing the development of the event from child fantasies to societal hysteria, eventually publishing in 1949 The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Enquiry into the Salem Witch Trials. Arthur Miller is said to have used this work in his research for The Crucible.



The Devil In Massachusetts


The Devil In Massachusetts
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Author : Marion L. Starkey
language : en
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Release Date : 1940

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In The Devil S Snare


In The Devil S Snare
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Author : Mary Beth Norton
language : en
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date : 2007-12-18

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Award-winning historian Mary Beth Norton reexamines the Salem witch trials in this startlingly original, meticulously researched, and utterly riveting study. In 1692 the people of Massachusetts were living in fear, and not solely of satanic afflictions. Horrifyingly violent Indian attacks had all but emptied the northern frontier of settlers, and many traumatized refugees—including the main accusers of witches—had fled to communities like Salem. Meanwhile the colony’s leaders, defensive about their own failure to protect the frontier, pondered how God’s people could be suffering at the hands of savages. Struck by the similarities between what the refugees had witnessed and what the witchcraft “victims” described, many were quick to see a vast conspiracy of the Devil (in league with the French and the Indians) threatening New England on all sides. By providing this essential context to the famous events, and by casting her net well beyond the borders of Salem itself, Norton sheds new light on one of the most perplexing and fascinating periods in our history.



Salem Witch Trials


Salem Witch Trials
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Author : Anna Revell
language : en
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Release Date : 2017-11-20

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SALEM WITCH TRIALS: The True Story Behind The Infamous Witch Trials of 1692The belief in the supernatural, and its ability to harm an individual, had emerged in Europe in the 14th century. This sparked a series of witch trials across the continent. By the mid 17th century this trend was gradually dying out across much of Europe. However accusations of witchcraft, and the hysteria which accompanies such a case, would sporadically occur in some places such as the American Colonies up until the early 18th century. The most prominent example of this was the Salem Witch Trials, these occurred in Salem, New England between 1692 and 1693. This is the story of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, and the horrors surrounding this most famous of historical witch trials.