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American Witches: A Broomstick Tour Through 4 Centuries Susan Fair

American Witches: A Broomstick Tour Through 4 Centuries

Susan Fair

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ISBN : 9781510703803
Hardcover
224 pages
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Throughout history, the specter of witchcraft has mesmerized us. And witches aren’t mere faraway threats- American history is brimming with tales of their terror. From 19th-century murders to a bizarre monkey-faced creature straight from Hell andMoreThroughout history, the specter of witchcraft has mesmerized us. And witches aren’t mere faraway threats- American history is brimming with tales of their terror. From 19th-century murders to a bizarre monkey-faced creature straight from Hell and bewitched pigs hell-bent on revenge, Witches in America: Shocking True Stories of Witchcraft in the New World describes the strange incidents that have long been banished to the margins of our history.On a tour through four centuries of American witchcraft that’s both whimsical and startling, we’ll encounter 17th-century children flying around inside their New England home “like geese.” We’ll meet a father-son tag-team of pious Puritans who embarked on an anti-witch mission that involved undressing young ladies and overseeing hangings. And on the eve of the Civil War, we’ll accompany a reporter as he dons a dress and goes searching for witches in New York City’s most dangerous neighborhoods.Entertainingly readable and rich in amazing details often left out of today’s texts, Witches in America casts a flickering torchlight into the dark corners of American history.