The Witchcraft Delusion in Colonial Connecticut, 1647-1697

The Witchcraft Delusion in Colonial Connecticut, 1647-1697

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The Witchcraft Delusion in Colonial Connecticut, 1647-1697 - John M. Taylor. The witchcraft mania which 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.

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

101-T0256 ISBN: 1556132565