The Witchcraft Delusion in Colonial Connecticut, 1647-1697


The witchcraft mania that reached a frenzy in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 was not a phenomenon unique to that time and place. Belief in witchcraft was widespread throughout the Christian world in the seventeenth century, and witchcraft trials, convictions, and even executions were quite commonplace in the American colonies from about 1650 to 1700. This volume provides a detailed history of the phenomenon in Connecticut with extensive discussions of numerous actual cases, including extracts from many original records. This work offers a fascinating account of one of the more bizarre phases of our history. A full-name index augments the text.

John M. Taylor

(1908), 2017, 5½x8½, paper, index, 192 pp.

ISBN: 9781556132568