The Penguin book of witches

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Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America. From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends. Bringing to life stories like that of Eunice Cole, tried for attacking a teenage girl with a rock and buried with a stake through her heart; Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so often accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court on charges of slander; and Increase Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his knowledge of witches, this volume provides a unique tour through the darkest history of English and North American witchcraft. 'Fascinating and insightful.' Brunonia Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader 'Informative and engaging.' David D. Hall, Harvard Divinity School 'Comprehensive . . . judicious and informative.' Mary Beth Norton, author of In the Devil's Snare
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9780143106180
014310618
9780698141841
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subject_facet Witchcraft -- England -- History -- 17th century, Witchcraft -- United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
title_display The Penguin book of witches
title_full The Penguin Book of Witches, The Penguin book of witches / edited by Katherine Howe
title_short The Penguin book of witches
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topic_facet History, New Age, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Witchcraft