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A delusion of Satan : the full story of the Salem witch trials, Frances Hill

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A delusion of Satan : the full story of the Salem witch trials
Title
A delusion of Satan
Title remainder
the full story of the Salem witch trials
Statement of responsibility
Frances Hill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Salem witch-hunt and trials have captured the attention and imagination of young and old for centuries. Now Frances Hill guides us through the thickets of history and explains in clear and factual terms exactly what went on during that horrifying period between 1691 and 1693 when over one hundred men, women, and children were shackled in the dank prisons of Salem, charged with witchcraft. Ultimately, nineteen were hanged at Gallows Hill, one was pressed to death under a pile of stones, and many others simply languished in prison for months on end, helplessly losing their families, homes, and possessions. Many lost their lives, not a few their sanity. But what really happened? Were the accused truly evil in some way? And if not, how could a group of teenagers work such a cruel and convincing outcome? Drawing on the insights of modern psychology and feminism, A Delusion of Satan answers these questions and more, and forces us to recognize hints of "witch-hunts" in the McCarthyism of the recent past and in current events like alleged child-abuse cases
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Frances
Dewey number
133.4/3/097445
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KFM2478.8.W5
LC item number
H55 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Witchcraft
  • Salem (Mass.)
  • procès
Label
A delusion of Satan : the full story of the Salem witch trials, Frances Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-255) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sowing the dragon's teeth -- A witch cake -- The hand of Satan -- The nightmare of a religion -- New England night-birds -- A thing like a man -- Brother against brother -- Church of Putnam -- "As breath into the wind" -- The yellow bird -- Secret enemies -- Diabolical malice -- One of you is a devil -- Apparitions of a hundred persons -- A black man with an hat -- Into the unknown -- A wheel within a wheel -- Such horrid lies -- A bold fellow with his hat on -- Loud cries and clamours -- Full of grief -- The hanging tree -- "I know I must die" -- Satan's desire -- The guilt of innocent blood
Control code
32236195
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 269 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385472555
Isbn Type
(HC)
Lccn
95012900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)32236195
Label
A delusion of Satan : the full story of the Salem witch trials, Frances Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sowing the dragon's teeth -- A witch cake -- The hand of Satan -- The nightmare of a religion -- New England night-birds -- A thing like a man -- Brother against brother -- Church of Putnam -- "As breath into the wind" -- The yellow bird -- Secret enemies -- Diabolical malice -- One of you is a devil -- Apparitions of a hundred persons -- A black man with an hat -- Into the unknown -- A wheel within a wheel -- Such horrid lies -- A bold fellow with his hat on -- Loud cries and clamours -- Full of grief -- The hanging tree -- "I know I must die" -- Satan's desire -- The guilt of innocent blood
Control code
32236195
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 269 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385472555
Isbn Type
(HC)
Lccn
95012900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)32236195

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